News: Student Stories

Serendipity Leads to Simpler Method for Analyzing DNA

December 1, 2017

Unintentional scientific breakthroughs are not entirely uncommon, but the knowledge gathered from serendipitous discoveries brings a certain kind of excitement and inspiration to investigators about their research. Sarah Friedrich, INBT PhD candidate; her colleagues; and her mentor, Jeff Tza-Huei Wang, experienced this excitement when they unintentionally discovered a new method that drastically improves the process of testing DNA.

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Students win Travel Awards from ASCB

October 5, 2017

Wei-Hung Jung, Jennifer Flournoy, and Khalid Elawad, who have been selected for Travel Awards to attend and present their research at The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)/ European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) 2017 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, December 2-6. The students are advised by Mechanical Engineering Professor Yun Chen.

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Hopkins Baja team competes in 2017 SAE Illinois

June 15, 2017

Each year, the Hopkins Baja team designs and builds a single-seat off-road vehicle that can withstand rough terrain. The competition includes dynamic events—such as acceleration, hill climbs, and rock crawls—and a single, four-hour endurance race.

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Piezoelectric Flag featured in Applied Energy journal

April 5, 2017

Who knew that a flag flapping in the breeze could generate energy? Professors Rajat Mittal and Sung Hoon Kang did!  They worked with postdoctoral researchers Santiago Orrego and Koroush Shoele and undergraduate researchers Andre Ruas ’18, Kyle Doran ’18, and Brett Caggiano ’18. They studied wind energy harvesting by creating a novel piezoelectric flag orientation […]

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