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David M. Van Wie, PhD, will present “Hypersonics: Back to the Future.”
Hypersonics is defined as flight at speeds above Mach 5—five times the local speed of sound. Currently, there is a resurgence of interest in hypersonic systems for applications such as weapons, rapid commercial transportation, and space launch. To realize these new applications, technology advancements are needed in the areas of novel thermal protection systems, high-temperature materials, advanced guidance, navigation and control, and propulsion. For more than 60 years, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have been investigating hypersonic technologies and applications, including Frederick S. Billig’s pioneering development of scramjet engine technology. Dr. Van Wie will offer a brief history of hypersonics highlighting Dr. Billig’s contributions and will discuss ongoing technology development challenges in this area.
The annual Johns Hopkins Research Symposium on Engineering in Healthcare brings together experts who advocate for leveraging new and emerging technologies to deliver better health care. We invite all Johns Hopkins faculty, researchers, students, staff and clinicians, as well as industry representatives, to join us at the symposium this fall.
Visit the symposium website for more information about this year’s program.
Engineers Week is a national, annual celebration of the vital contributions that engineers make to our world. Join us in celebrating with a wide variety of activities on campus.
Visit engineersweek.jhu.edu for a full list of scheduled events.
February 15 to 17 // 6:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Teams of hackers from around the country compete to create the best app in 36 hours at this biannual event.
February 18 // 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Hackerman Hall, Room B-17
Current students and alumni with an interest in the aerospace industry are invited to a dynamic panel discussion hosted by the JHU Aerospace Affinity group. Panelists will provide insight into a variety of aerospace career paths for all engineering disciplines.
February 19 // Doors Open: 5 p.m. // Competition Begins: 5:30 p.m.
Teams compete to build the tallest towers out of dry pasta and marshmallows. Teams must register in advance.
February 20 // 6 to 8 p.m.
The Great Hall in Levering
At this panel discussion hosted by the Whiting School and the Homewood Career Center, panelists will discuss the key techniques needed to help women engineers identify their value and negotiate their worth during the interview process.
February 21 // 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Students will rotate through quick, one-on-one interviews with alumni, followed by an open networking reception.
February 22 // 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Barclay Elementary/Middle School
JHU student groups and faculty members will teach middle school students about engineering careers through presentations and hands-on activities. This event is part of the Barclay-Hopkins STEM partnership and is not open to the public.
Beth Schrope, MD, PhD, will deliver the 2019 Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Schrope, who is an associate professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and an associate professor of clinical surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian, will detail an unlikely journey from Hopkins BME to Ivy League surgeon, with the purpose of demonstrating goal-directed living with the allowance for a more opportunistic approach to life and career.
The Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences invite all students to attend our annual Mock Interview Night. Students will be paired with alumni to get helpful interviewing tips during one-on-one interviews.
Rachel Karchin will deliver a lecture titled “Computational modeling of cancer precursor lesion evolution” as part of the Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series. Karchin is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Genome sequencing studies of tumor samples from large patient cohorts have provided convincing support for the somatic mutation theory of cancer, which posits that neoplasms result from mutational activation of oncogenes and mutational inactivation of tumor suppressor genes. Tumor cells originating from the same ancestral lineage form clonal populations, and the size and time-ordering of the clones can be modeled by hierarchical tree structures. In this lecture, Professor Karchin will discuss her research group’s reconstructions of precursor lesion evolution in high grade serous ovarian cancer and pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
The Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series began in 1993 as a way to honor newly promoted full professors. Professor Giddens, originator of the series, served as the fifth dean of Engineering at Johns Hopkins.
The nationally recognized Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Center for Leadership Education, provides an opportunity for students to take a novel idea or innovative technology and develop a business plan based around it. Starting with a concept, students build an understanding of their target market, analyze potential competitors, craft an effective market entry strategy, and present their plans to industry professionals and venture capitalists. This highly popular event, held on the Homewood campus, draws teams from all divisions of the university.
Visit the JHU Business Plan Competition website for more information.
The Annual Nano-Bio Symposium is a showcase and celebration of the latest discoveries in nanoscience from our multidisciplinary research teams at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology. It brings students and top scholars from Hopkins, other institutions, and industry together to network, share knowledge and ideas, and foster new collaborations.
The theme for the 2019 Nano-Bio Symposium is Translation of Nano & Bio Research.
Visit inbt.jhu.edu/symposium for more information.
Celebrate student innovation and creativity at the annual Johns Hopkins Engineering Design Day. Through poster sessions, presentations, and prototype demonstrations, Hopkins engineers will demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge and skills to tackle real-world challenges.
Visit designday.jhu.edu for a detailed schedule of departmental showcase times and locations. Scheduled times are subject to change. Alumni and guests are welcome at all department events.
*A free shuttle bus will run from Mason Hall (Homewood campus) to the Armstrong Building (School of Medicine) beginning at 10:30 a.m.