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Dec
11
Mon
CBID 2017 Fall Healthcare Innovation Showcase & Shark Tank
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CBID 2017 Fall Healthcare Innovation Showcase & Shark Tank @ Johns Hopkins Koch Cancer Research Building (Owens Auditorium) | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

Join the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design for a review of many exciting healthcare design projects at the CBID Annual Fall Showcase & Shark Tank.

An alumni start-up panel will be featured this year and it’s not to be missed. The event will also include a Shark Tank competition with a panel of tough judges and real cash prizes. Light refreshments will be provided.

Click here to register.

Jan
8
Mon
Humanitarian Engineering Design Course Hackathon
Jan 8 – Jan 26 all-day

The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, American University of Beirut, and the Boston University Department of Biomedical Engineering hosts the first ever join U.S.-Middle East design team hackathon.

The hackathon is focused on health needs in humanitarian settings, with students, faculty, and experts in Baltimore and Beirut.

Click here for the full schedule of events and registration information.

Apr
27
Fri
2018 Business Plan Competition
Apr 27 all-day
2018 Business Plan Competition @ Charles Commons

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.

The 19th Annual Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the Center for Leadership Education, will run from February through April 27, 2018.

Visit the JHU Business Plan Competition website for more information.

May
22
Tue
2018 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences will hold their fourth Annual Homewood Schools’ Doctoral Hooding Ceremony to honor our students who either have or will be completing their doctoral degrees (summer and fall 2017 and spring 2018). The ceremony will take place from 3 to 6 pm. on Tuesday, May 22, in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center, with a reception to follow onsite.

All eligible students who wish to participate in the hooding ceremony—and faculty advisers who plan to hood their students—must register to attend the ceremony.

Visit the PhD Hooding Ceremony website for more information or to register.

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.

Apr
26
Fri
2019 JHU Business Plan Competition
Apr 26 all-day

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.

May
21
Tue
2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
May 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This event honors students in the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences who have completed or are completing doctoral degrees from summer 2018 through spring 2019.

Click here for more information.

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