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Feb
16
Fri
HopHacks (Spring 2018)
Feb 16 – Feb 18 all-day
HopHacks (Spring 2018) @ Johns Hopkins University

HopHacks is the biannual hackathon hosted at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. For 36 hours students work in teams of up to four people, to bring a software or hardware idea to life. Last fall, we gathered more than 360 of the most creative and talented students from JHU, MIT, UMD, CMU, Rutgers, NYU, and many more. This fall, we expect to host even more students from institutions across the country. This February 16-18, we welcome you to join the HopHacks community.

Click here for more information!
Feb
28
Wed
2018 Computational Medicine Night
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Computational Medicine Night is a networking event geared towards undergraduates who are interested in learning about the academic discipline of Computational Medicine and the research conducted in ICM labs. The event showcases undergraduate research and provides a forum for interested students to ‘Meet & Eat’ with ICM faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows, to gather information about the Computational Medicine Minor, and to ask questions. Click here for a detailed event agenda and list of presenters and panelists.

Please register here to attend. Registration deadline: Feb. 21.

Mar
16
Fri
DOM Research Retreat: Re-engineering Medical Discovery
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
DOM Research Retreat: Re-engineering Medical Discovery @ Turner Auditorium/Concourse, Johns Hopkins Medical Campus

The Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins includes more than 3,600 basic and clinical science researchers at the faculty level; 1,200 graduate and medical students; and 1,400 fellows. The 2018 Department of Medicine Research Retreat is a joint retreat with the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.

This full-day event will include awards for the best posters, the Levine and Brancati Mentoring Awards, and basic and clinical research presentations by senior Johns Hopkins faculty. Art projects from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine will be spotlighted in the retreat exhibition area.

Robert Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT, will deliver this year’s keynote lecture. Langer is the author of more than 1,400 articles and the most cited engineer in history (h-index 239). Worldwide, he has in excess of 1,260 issued and pending patents that have been licensed or sublicensed to more than 300 pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and medical device companies.

Click here to register!

Please contact domretreat@jhmi.edu with questions regarding poster submissions and requirements, the mentoring awards, or retreat registration. 

Apr
15
Sun
2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition
Apr 15 all-day
2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition @ Johns Hopkins University

The 2018 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition is open to all student-led teams from around the world that have designed health-related solutions. Student teams will compete in three competition tracks: Designs of Solutions for Advanced Health Systems; Global Health/Humanitarian Design; and Healthcare Apps/Information Technology Design.

Important Dates
  • February 19: Deadline to submit proposals
  • March 19: Announcement of selected applicants
  • April 15: Semi-finals and Finals at JHU

Visit the CBID website for more information on eligibility requirements. To register a team, complete this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/bCm8K1mrOAVI6QFt1.

This event is sponsored by Boston Scientific and hosted by the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.

May
8
Tue
2018 Johns Hopkins Engineering Design Day
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
2018 Johns Hopkins Engineering Design Day @ Johns Hopkins University

Celebrate the innovation of Johns Hopkins Engineering students as they showcase their ability to apply knowledge and skills to tackle real-world challenges.

The Whiting School of Engineering’s Design Day is the culmination of the Johns Hopkins translational education experience and provides students with the opportunity to display their research, engineering solutions, and prototypes.

Alumni and guests are welcome at all department events.

View the full Design Day schedule!
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.

May
24
Thu
2018 Universitywide Commencement Ceremony
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

All graduates are invited to attend the universitywide Commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at Royal Farms Arena. Bachelor’s degree and doctoral candidates will be called to cross the stage at the universitywide ceremony. This is the main ceremony for bachelor’s candidates.

Visit the JHU Commencement website for more information.

Oct
10
Wed
RISE@APL Poster and Information Session 2018
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
RISE@APL Poster and Information Session 2018 @ Glass Pavilion

The Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE@APL) program allows highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students from the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences the opportunity to conduct research at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

At this poster and information session, RISE@APL Scholars will present their research findings, while representatives from APL and Johns Hopkins Engineering will be available to answer students’ questions about the application and selection process.

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.

More Information

 

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.

Click Here to Register

 

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.

Click Here to Register

 

 

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.

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