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News: October 2014

Techies Show New Concepts at TechBreakfast Event

CATEGORY: In The Community

Techies converged at Johns Hopkins University in Rockville to hear four companies demonstrate their innovative concepts during the first TechBreakfast held at the Montgomery County Campus.

Forging New Frontiers

CATEGORY: Academics, K-12 Outreach, In The Community, Tenant News

Approximately 700 young scientists spent the day at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus where they learned about epidemiology as they tracked a zombie virus, used DNA to figure out who stole Fluffy’s cat food and calculated the cost of bringing a drug to market by counting real beans.

Video: Frontiers in Science & Medicine

CATEGORY: Academics, K-12 Outreach, In The Community

Hundreds of 7th grade students from Earle B. Wood and Roberto Clemente middle schools participated in exciting hands-on science activities during the annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day on October 24. Frontiers in Science is a partnership among MCPS, Johns Hopkins University and local science and biotech industries that helps raise student interest in science.

Dough-nating for a Good Cause

CATEGORY: Academics, In The Community

Osher students get a lesson in bread baking and then donate their loaves to the Interfaith Works Empty Bowls hunger awareness event.

Former Student Now Teacher for Biotech Program

CATEGORY: Academics

Kyle Brimacombe graduated in 2009 with a master’s in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. He did a JHU and Center for Cancer Research/ National Cancer Institute Fellowship, with a concentration in molecular targets and drug discovery technologies. A student in the classroom just a few years ago, Brimacombe decided to return to Johns Hopkins to teach.

Student's Perspective on Master of Liberal Arts Degree

Hopkins Happenings asked a recent graduate of the Master of Liberal Arts program to explain how she benefited from the experience. Lorraine Spencer, 52, completed the degree in 2011. She majored in English literature and Computer and Information Sciences as an undergraduate. She is currently an IT manager at the Hopkins University Office of Continuing Medical Education.