Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition Application
Feb 12 all-day

Open to any student-led team that has designed a health-related solution. All countries. All academic fields.

A competition to celebrate good design in healthcare. Winners show a solid understanding of the need, the people impacted, focused problem-solving, and a great real-world solution.


February 12 – Submission of two-page proposals
March 18 – Finalists informed
April 13 – Final round (virtual event)
Eligibility for Application:

Project must be focused on a healthcare application in either of the four tracksDesigns of Solutions for Advanced Health Systems
Global Health/ Humanitarian Design
Healthcare Apps/ Digital Health
Post-Surgical Infection Management

Project must have been started after January 1, 2022

Project must be driven by full-time studentsPostdoc research projects are ineligible.
Projects that have utilized significant funding (>$100K) are ineligible.
Projects that are not run by full-time students are ineligible. For example, projects run by startup companies or faculty are ineligible.
Eligible full-time students include those working towards undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees (MBA, MD, etc.).Project teams should comprise of more than one full-time student.

Applicants can submit multiple unique projects

Engineers Week 2023
Feb 19 – Feb 23 all-day
Engineers Week 2023

Join the community at the Whiting School of Engineering during the week of February 19 through 23 for Engineers Week, a national, annual celebration of the vital contributions that engineers make to the world.

Aerospace and Aviation – Monday, February 19
WSE’s 14th Annual Speed Networking Night- Tuesday, February 20
Society of Women Engineer’s Tower of Power – Wednesday, February 21
Night at the Museum for WSE Graduate Students – Thursday, February 22
Career Fair – Friday, February 23

Enabling the Nanotechnology Revolution: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the 21st Century Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act @ Fred Kavli Auditorium
Mar 5 @ 8:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Enabling the Nanotechnology Revolution: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the 21st Century Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act @ Fred Kavli Auditorium

Scientists and engineers across many fields and disciplines are united by their work at the nanoscale. Their diverse efforts have helped produce everything from faster microchips to powerful mRNA vaccines. The transformative impact of this work has been spurred by the coordination and focus on U.S. nanotechnology established by the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act in 2003. Celebrating such a broad impact and envisioning the future can be quite challenging, but this event will bring together voices from across the emerging technology landscape. There will be experts who can speak on the importance of nanotechnology in quantum engineering, optics, EHS, plastics, DEIA, microelectronics, medicine, education, manufacturing, and more. We can’t predict what will emerge from this lively discussion between researchers, policymakers, members of industry, educators, and the public, but the conversation can only benefit from including more diverse perspectives – especially yours.

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) Workshop @ Kennedy Krieger
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) Workshop @ Kennedy Krieger

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Radiology and the KKI F.M. Kirby Research Center invite you to their first locoregional MPI Workshop, organized by Adnan Bibic and Jeff W.M. Bulte, where they will discuss the opportunities that Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) can provide for molecular, cellular, and functional imaging of biological processes in living organisms.

This event serves two purposes:
1. Introduction to MPI: They will provide an overview of the emerging MPI technology and what it can do that other non-invasive imaging modalities cannot.
2. Sharing Insights: Existing users will present their cutting-edge research findings, with the goal to foster new collaborations and generating new ideas. Interested people from other institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region have been invited to participate.

What is MPI?
MPI is an emerging non-invasive imaging technique that directly detects magnetic nanoparticles acting as a “cold” tracer imaging agent. Similar to “hot” radiotracers used in nuclear medicine, it is quantitative providing specific information without background signal. It is ultra-sensitive, currently used here in rodents, and in further clinical development elsewhere.

What to Expect
1. Research Showcases: Hear about the latest advancements in MPI research.
2. Networking Opportunities: Connect with the regional MPI community.
3. Q&A Session: Engage with experts and share your thoughts.
4. Hands-On Demos: Experience MPI firsthand through demonstrations.

Join in person or stream online. Register by March 8, 2024 to secure your in-person spot. They have a maximum of 40 participants. If you can’t make it in person, all registered participants will be able to stream in except for the hands-on demo. Contact adnan.bibic@jhmi.edu to register.

Kennedy Krieger Inc.
707 N. Broadway, Room 510
Baltimore, MD 21218



Startup Fest 2024 @ FastForward U
Apr 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Johns Hopkins University Life Design Lab, the Carey Business School and FastForward U are partnering to bring Baltimore-region startups together with Johns Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students for this event!

Who: Undergraduate and graduate students from all years are encouraged to attend.
What: An opportunity to connect with startups and start building connections. All employers at this event will have some kind of opportunity for paid student engagement.
What to Do in Advance: Upload a resume to Handshake, research participating employers you would like to connect with, and practice your elevator pitch
When: April 3 from 4:30-6:30pm EST.
Where: Hosted at Fast Forward U: 320 W 29th Street, 2nd floor, Baltimore, MD 21211
Please note: Professional dress is encouraged for all attendees.

The Installation of Jordan Green as the Herschel L. Seder Professor @ Hodson Hall, Trustee Board Room
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Installation of Jordan Green as the Herschel L. Seder Professor @ Hodson Hall, Trustee Board Room

Jordan J. Green is a professor of biomedical engineering, ophthalmology, oncology, neurosurgery, materials science and engineering, and chemical and biomolecular engineering. He currently serves as the vice chair for research and translation in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and previously served as the director of the undergraduate biomedical engineering program. He is the director of the Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Lab, the founding associate director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center, and the founding associate director of the NCBIB Johns Hopkins Translational Immunoengineering Center. He is also an associate researcher in the Institute for NanoBioTechnology.

His research focuses on the design of biotechnologies for cellular engineering. Green and his lab design and synthesize new biomaterials and nanoparticle systems that can deliver biomolecules such as nucleic acids, peptides, proteins, sugars, and small molecules specifically to various cell types, including cancer cells, immune cells, and stem cells. His lab works to create innovative technologies and therapeutics that can directly benefit human health.

RSVP required for in person attendance. The event will be available via livestream for those unable to attend in person.

Johns Hopkins Engineering Design Day
May 1 all-day

Design Day is the Whiting School’s premier event that showcases Hopkins engineering students’ work. Students implement their classroom knowledge, creativity, and problem-solving skills to develop inventions and processes that solve real-world problems and create a better future.

This event is open to all! We welcome faculty, staff, other students, and the public. Enjoy more than 200 student presentations, posters, and demos representing every academic department at the Whiting School, and speak with students about their work. For more information, visit the Design Day website, where you also can see examples of last year’s projects.


17th Nano-Bio Symposium: RNA Innovations @ Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
17th Nano-Bio Symposium: RNA Innovations @ Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus

All are welcome to attend our 17th Nano-Bio Symposium on RNA Innovations. All are welcome to attend our 17th Nano-Bio Symposium on RNA Innovations. Innovations in RNA biology and therapeutics show immense potential in transforming the landscape of medical research and biotechnology development. RNA, particularly messenger RNA (mRNA), has emerged as a groundbreaking tool and is revolutionizing the way researchers and clinicians approach medicine. This year’s symposium will explore the unprecedented possibilities of RNA innovations and its novel therapeutic avenues. We welcome experts, researchers, and enthusiasts to join us as we converge to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and delve into the latest advancements so that our collective efforts advance the full potential of RNA-based technologies and shape the future of healthcare and biomedicine.

This is event will feature guest speakers and a poster competition with a reception. Registration is required.

Frameshift Technology Training & Case Competition @ Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm

Frameshift is an academic initiative that combines an entrepreneurial spirit and translational growth environment to develop new therapies rapidly using immunoengineering technologies. This initiative showcases innovative biological advances at the intersection of immunology, engineering, and medicine.

This in-person three-day event that will teach trainees about Johns Hopkins Translational Immunoengineering technologies and potential applications, provide hands-on experience with relevant techniques, and develop new ideas about the application of these technologies in a team-based, hackathon-style competition. The workshop will be split into two portions. The first is seminars and hands-on lab demonstrations where participants will experience how to synthesize and use core TR&D platforms. The second is an entrepreneurial showcase where participants create and pitch a novel immunoengineering solution using a combination of the TR&D technologies.

Target Audience
Postdoctoral scholars and candidates pursuing research-intensive and clinically focused advanced degrees, including but not limited to those in Ph.D., M.D., and PharmD granting programs.

Event: July 22 – 24, 2024
Registration deadline: June 30, 2024

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


REU Student Presentations @ Shriver Clipper Room and Zoom
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
REU Student Presentations @ Shriver Clipper Room and Zoom

Every summer the INBT welcomes undergraduate students to the Nanotechnology for Biology and Bioengineering Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students spend 9-10 weeks with INBT faculty and mentors heavily engaged in research projects ranging from developing cancer therapies and diagnostic tools to using regenerative engineering to heal the body. They also participate in professional development training, networking activities, and explore Baltimore and other surrounding cities. We welcome you to join us to see presentations by our 2024 summer students as they showcase their research projects.

This event is hybrid and space is limited in the Shriver Clipper Room. If space is unavailable please join by Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 921 2790 1049