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News: April 2014

Graduating Student Standouts

CATEGORY: Academics

Meet three students graduating in May from Johns Hopkins University. Salim Munoz, Sofie Reynders and Beth Beru all took the majority of their classes at the university’s Montgomery County Campus. They are standouts in the classroom and have used their diverse, real-world experiences as a starting point for launching new career paths. Their stories show that there really is no “typical” student at Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County Campus.

STEM Catches on at National Science Festival

CATEGORY: Academics, K-12 Outreach

Thousands of school-age children who visited the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Biotechnology Education booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo got to try their hands at extracting DNA from strawberries, treating yellow fever and comparing DNA sequences to determine which animals are related to one another.

President Daniels Gives Warm Reception to Snuggie Closet

A simple idea to purchase Snuggies for the Montgomery County Campus two years ago was celebrated on Earth Day 2014 at the second annual Green Blue Jay awards ceremony. Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels hailed the idea as a simple yet smart way to reduce heating costs in an effort to create a more sustainable environment.

Fourth-graders learn the science of baking bread

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

Chances are, sometime today you will eat a little bread. Maybe you will eat a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch. Maybe you will dip a piece of Italian bread into your spaghetti sauce at dinner. Bread is one of those things that you might take for granted. But about 450 fourth-graders from four Montgomery County schools recently got a new taste of bread, when they learned what is in it, how to bake it and the importance of sharing it.

Cancer Biology Class Launches at JHU Montgomery County Campus

CATEGORY: Academics, K-12 Outreach

For the first time, Johns Hopkins University is offering a course called “Biology of Cancer” to undergraduate students. The launch will be this summer at the university’s Montgomery County Campus.

Science Can Be Delicious

CATEGORY: Academics, K-12 Outreach

Science can be delicious. That’s the lesson more than 400 Montgomery County Public Schools students learned when they visited Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County Campus in April and participated in the King Arthur Flour Bake for Good: Kids Learn Bake Share program.

Shady Grove Farmers Market Returns to Campus

The Shady Grove Farmers Market returns in May to the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus.