The Johns Hopkins University is set to unveil FastForward, a groundbreaking business accelerator that promises to spark cutting-edge technology companies and then keep them in the city to bolster the local economy. The university’s Whiting School of Engineering launched FastForward to help turn the best ideas born on campus into moneymaking ventures. Four fledgling companies have already moved into the building.
Recent news from The Johns Hopkins University
This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.
More than 100 Baltimore City Public middle and high school students will compete in the Hopkins Robotics Cup, the first Baltimore City VEX Robotics Championship, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in the Newton White Athletic Center on The Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus.
Sudoku has become a worldwide craze, with everyone from middle school students to grandmothers sitting down with sharpened pencil and a puzzle several times a week. Many of the newspapers and magazines that publish Sudoku assure readers that the puzzles have nothing to do with mathematics. But that is simply not true, according to a James Madison University mathematics professor who is coming to Johns Hopkins University in early March to deliver a lecture on that topic.
Tiras Lin, a Johns Hopkins University senior from San Rafael, Calif., has been selected as a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.
By advancing our understanding of how the brain is able to recognize musical sounds, engineers at The Johns Hopkins University could help the makers of hearing aids and cochlear implants do a better job filling the sounds of silence.
Remember those eye-popping posters with the neon colors and bold type that promoted 1960s and 1970s concerts of such music greats as James Brown, Etta James, B.B. King and Otis Redding? Well, they’re back, this time to educate students about the importance of safety when working in research laboratories.
Three engineering experts at Johns Hopkins University can talk about how the storm could cause coastal damage and power outages, and affect hospital functionality.
MEDIA ADVISORY — Putting Pasta to the Test: High Schoolers to Compete in Spaghetti Bridge Contest at Johns Hopkins
On Friday, July 27, about 120 high school students, grouped in teams of three or four, will compete at the Homewood campus in the annual Spaghetti Bridge Contest, marking the culmination of a four-week summer course called Engineering Innovation. Using only uncooked spaghetti and epoxy, the students have constructed bridges that they will test in the contest. More weight will be added to each structure until the pasta bridge breaks. Prizes will be awarded to the teams whose bridges hold the most weight.
On Wednesday, May 23, the university’s Whiting School of Engineering will break ground for Malone Hall, a state-of-the-art, 69,000-square-foot research center named in honor of John C. Malone, a pioneer in the communications and media industries.
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have discovered a way to make time stand still — at least when it comes to the yearly calendar. Using computer programs and mathematical formulas, Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Steve H. Hanke, an applied economist in the Whiting School of Engineering, have created a new calendar in which each new 12-month period is identical to the one which came before, and remains that way from one year to the next in perpetuity.
Five Johns Hopkins graduate students who are applying the latest advances in biology and technology to the prevention and treatment of health problems such as cancer and brain disorders, have been named to the 2012 class of Siebel Scholars. The merit-based program provides $35,000 to each student for use in his or her final year of graduate studies.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Putting Pasta to the Test — High Schoolers to Compete in Spaghetti Bridge Contest at Johns Hopkins
On Friday, July 29, high school students from Maryland and elsewhere will use their engineering skills to test bridges they’ve constructed using only uncooked spaghetti and epoxy glue. During the event, 25 groups of three to four students will compete to see which bridge can hold the most weight without breaking.
The Sheridan Libraries have been awarded a $1.054 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to renew the Heritage Science for Conservation (HSC) Project. The project, which serves as a bridge between the art and science of conservation, is based in the Libraries’ Department of Conservation and Preservation and is run in close collaboration with the Whiting School of Engineering.
Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Announces New Concentration in Human Systems Engineering
The Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals program, part of the Whiting School of Engineering, is offering a new concentration in the field of human systems engineering. The concentration, a new option in the part-time master’s degree program in systems engineering, will be available beginning in fall 2011.
Before the program ended on September 30, Johns Hopkins received $260 million in National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation research grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the federal stimulus act or ARRA.
Dexter G. Smith has been appointed as The Johns Hopkins University’s associate dean for Engineering for Professionals. The program, which offers part-time education for working engineers and scientists, is part of the university’s Whiting School of Engineering.