Category: Whiting School of Engineering

Students’ cellphone screening device for anemia wins $250,000 prize

July 23, 2012

  Could a low-cost screening device connected to a cellphone save thousands of women and children from anemia-related deaths and disabilities? That’s the goal of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering undergraduates who say they’ve developed a noninvasive way to identify women with this dangerous blood disorder in developing nations. The device is designed to convert the […]

Paddle vs. propeller: Which competitive swimming stroke is superior?

June 25, 2012

Two swimming strokes—one that pulls through the water like a boat paddle and another that whirls to the side like a propeller—are commonly used by athletes training for the Olympic Games. (U.S. swimming trials begin today in Omaha, Neb.) But elite swimmers and their coaches have long argued over which arm motion is more likely […]

For the Record: Iglesias installed as Edward J. Schaefer Professor in Electrical Engineering

June 25, 2012

Pablo A. Iglesias, director of the Johns Hopkins Cellular Signaling Control Laboratory, has been named the Edward J. Schaefer Professor in Electrical Engineering, in the fifth and final Whiting School of Engineering endowed professorship installation of the academic year. Peter N. Devreotes, professor and director of the Department of Cell Biology at the School of […]

CryoPop takes first in national contest

June 11, 2012

A Johns Hopkins team took first prize in the 2012 BMEidea competition, sponsored by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. The winning design, CryoPop, is a low-cost medical device that uses dry ice for the treatment of cervical precancerous lesions. Today cervical cancer kills an estimated 250,000 women, with 85 percent of the disease burden […]

Study shows efforts to heal the Chesapeake Bay are working

November 7, 2011

Efforts to reduce the flow of fertilizers, animal waste and other pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay appear to be giving a boost to the bay’s health, a new study that analyzed 60 years of water-quality data has concluded. The study, published in the November issue of Estuaries and Coasts, was conducted by researchers from The […]

Baking better bread

October 24, 2011

Any way you slice it, a bread that contains critical nutrients could help combat severe malnutrition in impoverished regions. That’s the goal of Johns Hopkins undergraduates who are using synthetic biology to enhance common yeast so that it yields beta carotene, the orange substance that gives its color to carrots—and, when eaten, turns into vitamin […]

Engineering for Professionals launches iPhone app

October 10, 2011

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, part of the Whiting School of Engineering, has created a free iPhone app for students, faculty and staff. The app, which also works on the iPod Touch and iPad, provides an easy way for affiliates to access the academic calendar, obtain timely information on the EP education centers and link […]

Three from Johns Hopkins to receive Presidential Early Career Awards

October 3, 2011

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 last week by President Barack Obama, are the U.S. government’s highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent […]

James E. West to be honored in two-day symposium

October 3, 2011

A symposium in honor of James Edward West will be held this weekend on the Homewood campus in celebration of his 80th birthday and his contributions to science and to diversity. West, a world-renowned African-American inventor and engineer, is a research professor of electrical and computer engineering and of mechanical engineering in Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School […]

Protein ‘switches’ could turn cancer cells into tiny chemo factories

October 2, 2011

Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a protein “switch” that instructs cancer cells to produce their own anti-cancer medication. In lab tests, the researchers showed that these switches, working from inside the cells, can activate a powerful cell-killing drug when the device detects a marker linked to cancer. The goal, the scientists said, is to deploy […]

Five engineering doctoral students named Siebel Scholars

September 19, 2011

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 […]

Tackling the global water challenge

September 12, 2011

Earlier this month, 20 high-profile experts on water use, the world economy, and urban and rural development traveled to the small town of Bellagio, Italy, for a three-day brainstorming session. The conference, co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Global Water Program and the Rockefeller Foundation, sought to address how best to accelerate safe water access […]

New institute to tackle ‘grand challenges’

April 4, 2011

A new Johns Hopkins institute, opening today, will bring together the university’s experts in engineering, medicine, public health, the social and physical sciences, education and other fields to solve tough national-scale problems that require a multidisciplinary approach. Some of the institute’s initial targets may include patient safety enhancement, development of individualized learning plans for K-12 […]

BME prof wins Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award

March 28, 2011

A Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering faculty member who helps students become medical device inventors and business leaders has been named one of the three 2011 winners in the Olympus Innovation Awards Program. The Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award was given to Soumyadipta Acharya, an assistant research professor and graduate program director for the Center for Bioengineering […]

Qualcomm’s Irwin Jacobs to give WSE’s Blumenthal Lecture

February 21, 2011

Irwin M. Jacobs, co-founder of Qualcomm, will be the honored guest and speaker on Tuesday, March 1, at a technology management lecture and award program established by a Johns Hopkins graduate and his wife. This year’s Sydney and Mitzi Blumenthal Lecture and Award for Contributions to Management in Technology program will be held at 4:30 […]

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