Jan
1
Mon
International Freezer Challenge 2024
Jan 1 – Jun 30 all-day
International Freezer Challenge 2024

Ultra-low temperature freezers consume as much electricity annually as a typical single-family home. Hopkins laboratories can lower their lab’s carbon footprint and challenge your cold storage practices by taking part in the Freezer Challenge. Supported by the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) and My Green Lab, this challenge is designed to promote best practices in cold storage management for laboratories around the world.

Johns Hopkins operates over 1,500 Ultra-low temperature freezers and even more refrigerators, standard freezers, and cold rooms that utilize millions of kWh per year. The annual challenge encourages labs to implement best practices related to cold storage maintenance, from temperature tuning (-70C is the new -80C) to removing ice buildup, that all contribute to making freezer more energy efficient.

The challenge runs through January 1, 2024 to June 30, 2024. To learn more about our other Green Labs initiatives at Johns Hopkins, please visit the Office of Sustainability website or email sustainability@jhu.edu. You can learn more about past Freezer Challenges at Johns Hopkins.

Feb
19
Mon
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.

Agenda
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

Mar
5
Tue
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.

Apr
3
Wed
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.

Apr
9
Tue
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.

May
1
Wed
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.

#JHUDesignDay24

May
13
Mon
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.