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Sep
18
Wed
Cryptography Roundtable Discussion
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Recent news reports stated that the National Security Agency has pursued new methods that have allowed the agency to monitor telephone and online communication, encrypted information that was thought to be virtually immune to eavesdropping. What steps can and should computer scientists take in response to this privacy threat? How will the recent revelations affect the future of cryptography—the field of encoding and decoding electronic communication and transmissions for the purposes of privacy, reliability and efficiency?

To address these questions, the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute will host an hour-long roundtable discussion, moderated by Anton Dahbura, interim executive director of the Information Security Institute, and Avi Rubin, the institute’s technical director. Other participants will include Johns Hopkins cyber-security experts Matthew Green, Stephen Checkoway and Giuseppe Ateniese.

The event will be streamed live at https://connect.johnshopkins.edu/jhuisicrypto/, and also will be posted online following the event.

 

NOTE: Seating at this public event will be limited. Members of the media who plan to cover the discussion are asked to RSVP to Phil Sneiderman, prs@jhu.edu.

Dec
2
Wed
Mechanical Engineering Freshman Design Competition set for December 2
Dec 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Scenes from a previous freshman design competition. IMAGE: WILL KIRK/ HOMEWOODPHOTO.JHU.EDU

Scenes from a previous freshman design competition. IMAGE: WILL KIRK/ HOMEWOODPHOTO.JHU.EDU

Mousetraps, rubber bands and bowling balls — and not batteries or motors — will provide the power for devices designed by teams of freshman mechanical engineering students competing in this annual contest. Designed by teams of two or three students, the devices must roll across the Shriver Hall stage and then launch a small projectile over a dozen rows of seats before landing on or near a target. Before each launch, a 3.65-lb. duckpin bowling ball will be rolled down a ramp onstage to propel each team’s device toward the stage edge.

In this required course, students learn about design approaches, potential and kinetic energy, friction, prototyping methods and other topics relevant to mechanical engineering.

 

Feb
23
Tue
E-Week ’16 Webinar: Preparing for Interviews and Careers in Consulting
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Anita Samarth Alumna Anita Samarth, BS ’95, CEO and Co-founder of Clinovations Government + Health, will review the basic job search and interview process involved in securing an entry-level position in a management consulting firm.

Register by Monday, Feb. 22.

Hosted by Hopkins Engineering Alumni and the JHU Career Center.

Dec
7
Wed
“Bye Bye Blue Jay”: Freshmen Experiences in Mechanical Engineering competition
Dec 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Two mousetraps and three rubber bands — no batteries or motors —  will provide the power for launching devices and vehicles designed by teams of freshman mechanical engineering students competing in this lively annual contest. Designed by teams of two or three students, the devices must launch a Blue Jay Beanie Baby across the stage at Shriver Hall.

Arturo A. Brito, Stefan Arnold and Kevin LeBlanc of the winning Perpetual Motion Squad.

Winners of a previous “mousetraps and rubber bands” competition

In this required course, students learn about design approaches, potential and kinetic energy, friction, prototyping methods and other topics relevant to mechanical engineering.

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