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2016 Siebel Scholars pursue bioengineering projects that could yield diagnostic, treatment advances

December 2, 2015

Five Johns Hopkins graduate students, recently named to the 2016 class of Siebel Scholars, are each pursuing bioengineering projects that could lead to important new diagnostic and treatment advances in healthcare. The merit-based Siebel program has recognized their research skills, academic achievements and leadership qualities by providing $35,000 to each of the five PhD candidates […]

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Kevin Hemker elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 23, 2015

Kevin Hemker, a professor of mechanical engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering and a professor of earth and planetary sciences in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, is one of four Johns Hopkins researchers  elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS fellows are elected by their peers and honored for their […]

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Andrew Conn

WSE mourns the passing of Andrew Conn BS ’57, PhD ’64

November 19, 2015

Andrew F. Conn BS ’57, PhD ’64, a retired senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering who played a pivotal role in creating and expanding the senior design course that is the department’s capstone undergraduate design experience, died on Friday, Nov. 6. Conn was a leading expert in the development of high-pressure water-jets for […]

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Gerecht and Mao appointed associate directors of INBT effective January 1

November 18, 2015

The Institute for Nanobiotechnology (INBT) is pleased to announce that Sharon Gerecht and Hai-Quan Mao have been appointed as associate directors, effective January 1, 2016. Both Gerecht and Mao are engaged in collaborative projects with researchers in the School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and […]

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Baltimore Sun: Hopkins opens new engineering lab in city elementary school

November 12, 2015

The Baltimore Sun reports on the opening of a new engineering lab at the Barclay School near the Homewood campus in Baltimore City. The lab is part of a multimillion dollar, 10-year commitment between Johns Hopkins, other partners and the Baltimore City Public School system to transform Barclay into the city’s first pre-K through 8th […]

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Baltimore school partners with Johns Hopkins to increase emphasis on engineering, computer skills

November 11, 2015

Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore City Public Schools have partnered to create the city’s first pre-K-8th grade school dedicated to giving students a foundation in engineering and computer skills. Every class at the Barclay Elementary/Middle School—not just science and math, but also reading, social studies, and even art—will feature elements of engineering and computer science, […]

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Paul Ferraro

Paul Ferraro appointed Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

October 21, 2015

Paul Ferraro has been appointed as Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, with appointments in both WSE’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and in the Carey Business School. Ferraro, who previously was a professor of economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, investigates behavioral economics and the design and evaluation of […]

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Engineers study crickets’ aerial acrobatics in hopes of building better robots

October 20, 2015

When it’s time to design new robots, sometimes the best inspiration can come from Mother Nature. Take, for example, her creepy, but incredibly athletic spider crickets. Johns Hopkins engineering students and their professor have spent more than eight months unraveling the hopping skills, airborne antics, and safe-landing patterns of these pesky insects that commonly lurk […]

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