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Johns Hopkins Receives $7.4 Million Grant to Boost STEM Education in Baltimore City

Supported by a five-year $7.4 million National Science Foundation grant, experts at The Johns Hopkins University are partnering with teachers and administrators in Baltimore City Public Schools on a program to enhance teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and math in city elementary schools by making STEM a community affair. The program, called STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools – SABES for short — not only will benefit more than 1,600 students in grades three through five in nine city elementary schools, but could also become a national model for science, technology, engineering and math education.

Media Advisory: Mukesh Chatter, Co-Founder of Nexabit and NeoSaej, to Discuss Entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins Lecture

Mukesh Chatter will speak at a technology management lecture and award program established by a Johns Hopkins graduate and his wife. Mukesh Chatter, along with Priti Chatter, founded the telecom company Nexabit Networks, which was acquired by Lucent in 1999. They also are co-founders of NeoSaej Corp., a Boston-based Internet startup, Mukesh Chatter has more than 18 years of experience in the architecture, design and development of networking equipment and supercomputers and has several patents associated with this work.

Johns Hopkins Researchers in Robotics, Public Health to Receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Three Johns Hopkins faculty members, who study robotics, biostatistics and international health, are among 94 researchers selected this year to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The awards, announced this week by President Barack Obama, are the United States government’s highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Getting a Better Look at Life

Gary Brooker is no stranger to new technology. He’s been inventing microscopes to assist him and other scientists throughout the world in the discovery process for decades. His latest challenge: Developing two new widefield non-scanning imaging technologies for fluorescence 3D microscopy so that scientists can see more detail inside live cells to help unravel the mysteries of how cells function in health and disease.

Johns Hopkins Offers Major on Global Climate Change, Sustainability

In an effort to provide tomorrow’s leaders with the tools needed to address both the science and policy issues confronting a world facing global climate change, Johns Hopkins’ Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has created an interdisciplinary major and minor in global environmental change and sustainability.

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