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Barclay students visit Homewood for lab tours, STEM activities

June 16, 2016

While visiting Homewood campus on Wednesday, fifth-grader Levon Brown from nearby Barclay Elementary/Middle School struggled to take off one of the famous Johns Hopkins Ebola suits without letting the bright yellow exterior touch his unprotected skin. “It was hard,” he said. Nearby, his friend, Yasmim Carter, danced in another Ebola suit, and then struggled to […]

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DoGEE team takes top prize at Chesapeake Water Environment Association competition

June 14, 2016

A plan to treat and limit storm water runoff from a site in Fort Meade earned a team from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering first place at the Chesapeake Water Environment Association’s Student Design Competition in late May. Yong Kai Saw (team captain), Mengli Shi, Menelle Dridi and Conrad Pritchard – The “Stormtroopers” – will […]

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Systems Institute announces two new research initiatives

June 9, 2016

The Systems Institute Leadership Council has announced two new initiatives: the creation of the new Center for Systems Science and Engineering, which will be housed in the Department of Civil Engineering, as well as an initiative focusing on research in healthcare delivery, which will be housed within the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare‘s Systems Design & […]

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ECE’s Elhilali and West developing smart stethoscope under NIH grant

June 9, 2016

Using a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, two professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will develop a smart stethoscope for the monitoring and diagnosis of lung diseases. The device, to be developed by Mounya Elhilali, associate professor and Charles Renn Faculty Scholar, […]

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Johns Hopkins computer scientists find drones vulnerable to attack

June 8, 2016

Sales of drones—small flying machines equipped with cameras—are soaring, but new research by a Johns Hopkins computer security team has raised concerns about how easily hackers could cause these robotic devices to ignore their human controllers—and potentially crash to the ground. Five graduate students and their professor discovered three different ways to send rogue commands […]

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