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Feb
18
Sun
2018 Engineers Week
Feb 18 – Feb 24 all-day

Please join us in celebrating National Engineers Week, February 18 to 24, with a wide variety of activities on campus.

Featured Events

 

Salary Negotiation for Women In Industry

BEING RESCHEDULED
Glass Pavilion
Alumni experts offer targeted, successful salary-negotiation strategies and techniques.
Please register.

Theta Tau’s Tower of Power

Tuesday, Feb. 20 || Doors open at 5 p.m.; Competition from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Glass Pavilion
Teams compete to build the tallest towers out of dry pasta and marshmallows. Teams must register in advance.
Please register.

Engineering to Discover the History of the Universe

Wednesday, Feb. 21 || Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Glass Pavilion
Nobel Prize-winning NASA astrophysicist John Mather will discuss how engineering is the basis of space-age science and will show some of the key inventions that make the James Webb Space Telescope possible.
Please register.

Speed Networking Night

Thursday, Feb. 22 || 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Glass Pavilion
Students will rotate through quick, one-on-one interviews with alumni, followed by an open networking reception.
Registration required.

Engineering A Successful Future in STEM

Friday, Feb. 23 || 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Barclay Elementary/Middle School
Professional engineers, JHU faculty and student groups will teach 6th-8th graders about engineering careers through presentations and hands-on activities. (Event is part of the Barclay-Hopkins STEM partnership and not open to the public.)

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May
4
Fri
12th Annual Nano-Bio Symposium
May 4 all-day

The annual Nano-Bio Symposium is INBT’s signature event to showcase our multidisciplinary programs and researchers from across the entire University. The event provides an opportunity to hear presentations by leading scholars in the field, both from Hopkins and other institutions. It also offers a unique opportunity to meet and network with faculty and experts to establish new collaborations.

The annual symposium is hosted by INBT and the Physical Science-Oncology Center. This years theme will be Advanced Biomanufacuring and take place at the Homewood campus in the Glass Pavilion.

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Nov
6
Tue
2018 Charles and Mary O’Melia Lecture in Environmental Science
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Re-Envisioning Wastewater Treatment for the 21st Century

Desmond LawlerDesmond Lawler, PhD
Nassir I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering
Professor
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Abstract: The philosophy of municipal wastewater treatment has changed only slowly in the past 100 years. From approximately 1920 to 1970, a wastewater discharge was considered acceptable if the dissolved oxygen level in the receiving stream did not dip below 5 mg/L downstream of the discharge. Protecting aquatic life, particularly fish, from immediate death due to low oxygen levels was the primary motivation and the goal. The passage of the Clean Water Act in 1970 reflected a broader view to include concerns about eutrophication by nutrients and ecological and human health concerns with the naming of “priority pollutants.” Nevertheless, the central concept was that discharge concentrations would be acceptable if they took advantage of the assimilative capacity of receiving waters; that is, if they limited the harm to acceptable values. Now we are embarking on a new philosophy, captured by the phrase “One Water” by the Water Environment Federation, in which we think of wastewater not as a problem for disposal but as a resource.

Why is this shift in philosophy happening? At least two major changes have occurred since the old philosophies were developed. First, a dramatically increased population has led to a substantial increase in “indirect potable reuse” of wastewater, whereby the effluent discharge from one city is a part of the drinking water source for a downstream city. In many areas of the arid Southwest, that “part” can often be nearly 100%. An extension of this trend, due to water shortages, is the drive toward direct potable reuse of wastewater. Second, not only do the chemical and pharmaceutical industries now produce tens of thousands of synthetic chemicals that were not dreamed of when the “priority pollutant” list associated with the Clean Water Act was developed, we now understand that some of these products are endocrine disruptors and others lead to microbial antibiotic resistance.

In this talk, I will try to make the case that wastewater treatment needs to be changed, perhaps radically, to reflect the new philosophy and to meet the needs of the 21st century. The thrust of the presentation will be to explore some possibilities for these radical changes and try to back them up with preliminary engineering calculations.

Feb
17
Sun
2019 Engineers Week
Feb 17 – Feb 23 all-day

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.


Featured Events

 

HopHacks

February 15 to 17 // 6:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hodson Hall

Teams of hackers from around the country compete to create the best app in 36 hours at this biannual event.

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Aerospace Exploration: Ignite Your Career Possibilities

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.

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Theta Tau’s Tower of Power

February 19 // Doors Open: 5 p.m. // Competition Begins: 5:30 p.m.
Glass Pavilion

Teams compete to build the tallest towers out of dry pasta and marshmallows. Teams must register in advance.

Registration Required

 

Salary Negotiation for Women in Industry

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.

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Speed Networking Night

February 21 // 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Glass Pavilion

Students will rotate through quick, one-on-one interviews with alumni, followed by an open networking reception.

Registration Required

 

 

Engineering a Successful Future in STEM

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.

May
3
Fri
13th Annual Nano-Bio Symposium
May 3 all-day

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.

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