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Johns Hopkins Students Win Two Top Awards in National Biomedical Engineering Contest

Johns Hopkins student-built devices—a blood clot detection system and a concealable, hands-free breast pump—have won two of the top three awards in a national contest that recognizes innovative biomedical engineering designs that have high commercial potential and social impact.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Only Mousetraps and Rubber Bands Will Power Student Devices in ‘Cable Car’ Contest

In this competition involving freshman engineers’ inventions, batteries are NOT required – or even allowed. For a class assignment, 67 students from an introductory mechanical engineering course have built aerial vehicles that must move across elevated cables and drop a “payload” onto a bull’s-eye target five feet below. The challenge: these cable cars can possess no motors or batteries. All movement must come from mousetraps and rubber bands.

‘Future of Suture’ Device Wins $12,500 Inventors Prize for Johns Hopkins Students

For devising a disposable suturing tool to guide the placement of stitches and guard against the accidental puncture of internal organs, an undergraduate biomedical engineering team from Johns Hopkins won the $12,500 first-prize Tuesday in the 2012 Collegiate Inventors Competition.

Plan to Turn Farm Waste into Paper Earns $15,000 Prize for Johns Hopkins Students

Three Johns Hopkins engineering students have won a $15,000 prize in a national sustainable development competition for adapting a traditional Korean paper-making technique into an inexpensive way for impoverished villagers to produce paper for schools.

Media Advisory: Mousetraps, Rubber Bands Will Power Student Devices in ‘Special Delivery’ Race

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, 18 three-member teams of Johns Hopkins students in a freshman mechanical engineering course will compete on the Homewood Campus in a series of device races to deliver a “payload” past obstacles and across a finish line. Each device can only be powered by the energy stored in two mousetraps and six rubber bands.

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