Johns Hopkins mechanical engineering professor Louis Whitcomb, who specializes in underwater robotics, has challenged 6th graders to design a robotic “claw” able to grab and retrieve submerged objects. On Thursday, students will present and demo their designs before the professor and Johns Hopkins undergraduates who spent two weeks helping them create the claws from corrugated cardboard, straws, string, brass fasteners, tape, paper clips and rubber bands.
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About 160 high school students at the Johns Hopkins Baltimore campus — and another 425 students across the country — will compete in the annual Spaghetti Bridge Contest, marking the culmination of a four-week summer course called Engineering Innovation.
After losing a leg to injury or disease, women adjusting to life with a prosthetic limb face the same challenges as men, with perhaps one added complication: how to wear high-heels? A team of Johns Hopkins University students, working with a Johns Hopkins physician and outside prosthetics experts, has developed an early version of a potential solution.
Johns Hopkins University graduate programs in nursing, education, medicine, and biomedical engineering remain among the best in the nation, according to the newest U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best Graduate Schools.”
The Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare builds on the School of Engineering’s history of successful collaborations across the Johns Hopkins institutions, including with the university’s renowned School of Medicine, and will create clinician-engineering teams focused on three priority areas of innovation: data analytics, systems design and analysis, and technology and devices.
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.
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.