Spring 2019 Seminar Series

Recent Spring 2018 Graduate Eric Rothchild Co-publishes Paper Based on Senior Design Project





2018 Materials Science student, Eric Rothchild, has co-published a paper based on the research conducted for his 2018 senior design project with adviser Evan Ma and Materials Science PhD candidate Qing-Jie Li. His research entitled “On the validity of using the Debye model to quantitatively correlate the shear modulus with vibrational properties in cubic metals” was published in Scripta Materialia 158 (2019). To read the full article click the link below. Congratulations Eric!

Eric Rothchild Scripta Mater 158 (2019) 34-37 (002)

Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Masters Co-Op Program Information Session

Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World announces $250K in available grant funding

CBID students participate in field work

Students from the Whiting School of Engineering’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design participate in interactive field work in Uganda (Image: Polly Ma)

Johns Hopkins is launching a wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary effort to tackle health equity challenges across the globe, with grants of up to $25,000 up for grabs starting this summer.

The Alliance for a Healthier World aims to engage experts and students from every corner of Johns Hopkins—in not only research but other partnerships both formal and informal. This week’s launch includes a call for proposals for new collaborative projects that aid disadvantaged populations.

The vision is to build up a network for events, mentorships, and shared resources, ultimately fanning out beyond Johns Hopkins to increase fundraising and partnerships with governments, foundations, and corporations.

The alliance’s efforts will focus on four key global health themes:

  • Food and nutrition security
  • Healthy environments
  • Gender equity and justice
  • Transformative technologies and institutions

The pilot project planning grants—now open for submissions through July 15, with additional cycles opening in October—adhere to those principles. The alliance is looking for teams of faculty members and students at Hopkins who can research and propose solutions related to the four key themes, in any geographic area.

The teams must cross at least two disciplines, a requirement that encourages non-traditional collaborations. Application materials offer a few concepts for inspiration—solutions related to domestic violence, food and water contamination, or the depletion of forests and wetlands.

Adapted from The Hub.

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Submissions for Season 2 of Driver vs Driver opens Tomorrow

Last year, Driver vs Driver, a first-of-its-kind, crowd-sourced innovation show, debuted on the Golf Channel. The goal of this show was to open the doors of innovation to inventors, product designers, and engineers from all walks of life and to provide them with an avenue to share their best concepts for the next great golf driver. Wilson has long believed that true innovation can and should emerge from anywhere and everywhere.

Season Two of Driver vs. Driver is about to get underway with submissions being accepted from May 2 through June 4, 2017. The show will follow the journey a product idea takes – from napkin sketch to prototype to a final, finished product – to reach the PGA Tour and be played by thousands of professional and amateur players worldwide.

If selected as a finalist, student(s) will not only have the chance to travel and participate in the television show but also work alongside aerospace engineers, industrial designers and product development specialists from WilsonLABS, the innovation hub at Wilson.  The winning individual or team will take home a cash prize, and we will ultimately produce the driver under the Wilson brand name.

To receive more information on this program, visit

Attend the 14th Annual Physics Fair, Hosted by the Department of Physics & Astronomy

The 14th Annual Physics Fair is free and open to the public. It will be held from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, April 29th,2017 at JHUs Homewood Campus, The Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy, 3701 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. The program throughout the day will include competitive events designed for students of all ages: high school (9-12), middle (5-8) and elementary (1-4). There will be ”Challenge Contests” for each level, which are 30-minute individual written competitions and exciting “Bowl Contests” which are competitions resembling those of “It’s Academic.” Award prizes will range from $25 – $100, each of which will be given to the individual winners of the “Challenges” along with individual certificates of achievement. The winning “Bowl” teams will receive trophies for their schools, individual prizes, and certificates of achievement. All contest participants get a book of their choosing from a wide variety of topics and interests for all age groups.

Additional information regarding the Fair and team registration for the Bowl competitions is available by phone (410-516-7346), email and on the web.


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