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JHU, Morgan State Establish New Science, Engineering Partnership

May 2, 2014


Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University have joined forces in a new collaborative educational program designed to combine the strengths of both institutions to benefit their students and faculty members, as well as the fields of science and engineering.

The Extreme Science Internships program will build a bridge between talented science and engineering students at Morgan State and faculty and researchers at the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI)—where researchers work to advance the fundamental science associated with materials and structures under extreme conditions, such as high-velocity impact—as well as other universities, laboratories, and research institutes in nine states and Germany.

The partnership was announced during a news conference on Friday, May 3 at Morgan’s Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies, where Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and Morgan State University President David Wilson signed an agreement formalizing the program.

MSU-JHU press conference

JHU President Ronald J. Daniels and MSU President David Wilson are joined by WSE Dean Ed Schlesinger, as well as by Dean Eugene DeLoatch and Interim Dean Alvin Kennedy of Morgan State’s Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering, at the signing of the Extreme Science Internships program partnership. Six of the first 8 students in the program also are pictured here.

The program’s first eight students will begin work this summer—three at Johns Hopkins, two at the California Institute of Technology, one at Drexel University, one at the Southwest Research Institute (Texas), and one at the Ernst Mach Institut in Germany. The student interns will work on projects involving computational mechanics, high-energy density physics, molecular dynamics, computational sciences, multiscale materials research, and more.

Excerpted from The Hub. Read more here. You can watch footage from the news conference here.

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