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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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Honing breast cancer detection

June 15, 2017

Every year, nearly 1.6 million breast cancer biopsies are performed in the United States and close to 250,000 new breast cancers are diagnosed. But the technique is fraught with errors. “Today, anywhere between 10 to 15 percent of breast cancer lesions are missed, and 60 to 75 percent are found to be benign,” says Ishan […]

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ICM, BME, and MechE host Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys

June 12, 2017

The Institute for Computational Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Mechanical Engineering welcomed 23 seventh graders from the Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys for a day of STEM-related activities on June 5, 2017. The event, spearheaded by Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys teacher, Grace Park, and BME Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and […]

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MechE Force Spring 2017 E-Newsletter now available

June 9, 2017

MechE Force is an e-newsletter distributed to students, alumni, and friends of the JHU Mechanical Engineering Department. We recently published our Spring 2017 issue, which can be found in its entirety by clicking here. In this issue: A message from Professor Louis Whitcomb, Mechanical Engineering Department Chair Features Behold the Cockroach The lowly cockroach has […]

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Alumni Q&A: How Jonathan Hofeller launched a career in space exploration

June 4, 2017

  Jonathan Hofeller, BS ’02 Vice President of Commercial Sales at SpaceX SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Learn more about SpaceX.   Tell us what you’ve been doing since you graduated […]

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Mechanical Engineering students join inaugural class of Clark Scholars

May 31, 2017

Established through a partnership between the Clark Charitable Foundation and the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, the Clark Scholars Program forms a cohort of some of the nation’s most talented engineering students. Clark Scholars work with faculty mentors, network with professional engineers, and learn from experts in their fields as part of leadership, business, […]

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Message from the Chair: Spring 2017

May 31, 2017

Dear ME friends, alumni, and students: Welcome to the spring 2017 issue of MechE Force. We’ve had a lot of exciting developments within the department and I’m excited to share some highlights with you. For almost four years it has been my great privilege to serve as Chair of the ME Department.  As I complete […]

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Prof. Jeff Wang’s lab showcases mobile disease diagnosis device on Capitol Hill

May 15, 2017

Jeff Wang, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and his students traveled to Capitol Hill on Friday, May 5 and demonstrated a mobile device for point-of-care (POC) diagnostics of infectious diseases as a part of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Imaging (AIMBE) Congressional Biomedical Technology Exhibition. During the event, researchers from […]

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