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Ben Langmead receives Benjamin Franklin Award

April 15, 2016

Ben Langmead, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences. The award is presented annually to someone who has promoted free and open access to important materials and methods used in the life sciences. Langmead accepted the award from Bioinformatics.org at the 2016 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, held […]

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Alexis Battle of Computer Science named 2016 Searle Scholar

April 15, 2016

Alexis Battle, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named a 2016 Searle Scholar. Battle is one of 15 early-career scientists selected by the Searle Scholars Program Advisory Board for this honor, which recognizes the potential of researchers to make significant contributions to chemical and biological research over the course of their […]

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Do health awareness days have an impact on our behavior?

April 1, 2016

Take a glance at the calendar: World Autism Awareness Day is just around the corner. As are World Health Day, World Lupus Day, and many more. One federal catalog lists 212 separate health-focused awareness days. Health awareness days are ubiquitous. But does dedicating a day to a serious disease or to healthy living habits actually […]

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Michael D. Shields and Tamer Zaki receive ONR Young Investigator Awards

March 8, 2016

Two Whiting School of Engineering faculty members have been selected to win the Office of Naval Research’s prestigious 2016 Young Investigator Awards. The award’s purpose is to support early-career academic researchers whose scientific pursuits show exceptional promise for supporting the Navy and Marine Corps while also promoting professional development. Michael D. Shields, an assistant professor in […]

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Weekend program introduces city middle schoolers to biomedical engineering

March 3, 2016

As part of an educational outreach program aimed at exposing Baltimore City middle school students to the principles of engineering, sixth graders from Lakeland and Barclay Middle Schools came to Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus every Saturday for five weeks earlier this winter to study biomedical engineering. Taught and mentored by Hopkins undergraduates majoring in biomedical engineering and […]

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Food, glorious food: An introduction to materials science and engineering

March 3, 2016

  The Department of Materials Science and Engineering recently celebrated National Engineers Week (February 21 through 27) with an afternoon workshop designed to introduce participants to materials science through food. Experiment stations were set up in the department’s labs in Maryland and Krieger Halls, and visitors were invited to experience to learn about materials science through […]

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E2SHI’s Ben Hobbs to co-direct new interdisciplinary center

March 2, 2016

A new interdisciplinary science team, led by experts from Johns Hopkins and Yale universities and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, will study how power generation trends, climate change, and public policy interact to affect air quality. A key goal of this project is to trace how the resulting changes in air pollution may affect […]

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Please don’t eat the building materials: ‘Tower of Power’ competition kicks off E-Week

February 25, 2016

Daniel Kaganov entered Theta Tau’s “Tower of Power” competition because he thought it would be fun. Besides, the coordinators of the event held Monday evening in Johns Hopkins University’s Glass Pavilion promised free pizza and soda afterwards. Little did Kaganov—a double-major in chemistry and computer science—know that his chemistry acumen would come in so handy. […]

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Prosperetti to receive ASME’s 2016 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award

February 24, 2016

Andrea Prosperetti, Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has selected by Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division to receive the 2016 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award. The award is given to an outstanding individual for significant contributions in the practice of engineering mechanics; contributions may result from innovation, research, design, leadership […]

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