Johns Hopkins Engineering | Winter 2013 Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University


Seeing the Light

The new Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories (UTL) building is only a proverbial stone’s throw away from Mergenthaler Hall, but the science facilities inside the sparkling, glass-fronted edifice are a world apart in terms of equipment, space, and aesthetics.

Presto! Mutated Gene Libraries

When medical researchers are designing new biological therapies to treat diseases such as cancer, they often have to test hundreds of thousands of DNA mutations in a gene to pick a single winning combination that produces a desired protein to fight an ailment. 

Meeting the Need for Robotics Researchers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for robotics engineers is on the rise, with job growth now through 2018 in the range of 7 to 13 percent, and an estimated 50,000-plus job openings in that same time period.

Hacking to Help Baltimore

Fueled by creativity and copious cups of coffee and cans of Red Bull, about 120 Johns Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students pulled the ultimate “all-nighter” (two all-nighters, in fact) in late September as part of HopHacks, Johns Hopkins University’s first-ever student-led hackathon.

Faculty Awards

Three Hopkins faculty members receive prestigious awards.

Restoring Health and Alleviating Pain

Patel is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious National Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service by an Individual Under the Age of 35, an award dubbed the “Nobel Prize for public service and volunteerism.”

JHU Engineering | Winter 2014