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Washington Post: Students build prosthetic foot for high heels

June 28, 2016

The Washington Post recently featured a video report about Whiting School mechanical engineering students who designed and built a prosthetic foot that adjusts to fit heels up to four inches high. The student team hopes the invention will help change lives for women who’ve lost a leg or foot to amputation.

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Computer simulations show tricky wind dynamics at play at Augusta National

March 16, 2016

Engineers at Johns Hopkins University have devised a computer model to help unravel the wicked wind conditions that test the world’s greatest golfers at Augusta National Golf Club, home to The Masters each April. Rajat Mittal, an aerodynamics expert and professor of mechanical engineering at Johns Hopkins, developed the model with Neda Yaghoobian, a postdoctoral visiting […]

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Tamper-proof pill bottle could curb prescription painkiller misuse

June 23, 2015

You can whack it with a hammer, attack it with a drill, even stab it with a screwdriver. But try as you might, you won’t be able to tamper with a high-tech pill dispenser designed by mechanical engineering students at Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering. Which is exactly the point. The U.S. Centers […]

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Gregory Chirikjian Honored at ASME’s Mechanisms and Robotics Conference

August 25, 2014

Gregory Chirikjian, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering, was honored with two awards at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, held August 17 through 20 in Buffalo, N.Y. Chirikjian won both the “Mechanism and Robotics Award” for his cumulative contributions to robot […]

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EP Class Recognized with Blackboard Exemplary Course Award

May 9, 2014

A mechanical engineering course offered by the Engineering for Professionals program has been recognized with the 2014 Blackboard Catalyst Course Award for Exemplary Course. “Mathematical Methods for Engineers,” taught by George Nakos and designed by Paul Huckett, an EP instructional designer, was initially offered online for Fall 2013 and has been available every semester since […]

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John Falzone

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June 18, 2012

John Falzone’ ’09, a member of the Hopkins Baja Club, interned at General Motors after his junior year.

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