Association for Computing Machinery Lecture Series in Memory of Nathan Krasnopoler


Nathan Krasnopoler

This lecture series is made possible by the generosity of numerous supporters of the Nathan Krasnopoler Memorial Fund, established at the Whiting School of Engineering to benefit the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM.) Nathan Krasnopoler ’13, a computer science major, was severely injured in February 2011 when he was struck by a car while bicycling near the Homewood campus. Although he was wearing a helmet, Nathan suffered irreversible brain damage and passed away from his injuries in August 2011. A student of great promise and a leader in the Johns Hopkins chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Nathan was an active and valued member of the Johns Hopkins community. As a result of the crash and to prevent future injuries and loss of life caused by medically-impaired older drivers, Nathan’s family formed Americans For Older Driver Safety, a non-profit organization with a national focus. Since 2012, AFODS has promoted education of older drivers using research-based best practices. AFODS has created a curriculum for educating older drivers, has worked on public policy changes in Maryland, Missouri, and Kansas, and is currently developing an educational program for health care providers on medical conditions that affect driving and giving providers printed information for their patients on local mobility programs and driving evaluation programs.

Gifts to this fund are used to sponsor an annual lecture in Nathan’s memory and to benefit the activities of the ACM. If you would like to honor Nathan’s memory and his dedication to the ACM, you are invited to make a tax-deductible contribution to the fund. Please visit and indicate the Nathan Krasnopoler Memorial Fund in the “other designation” text box. For more information about the fund, please contact the Whiting School of Engineering’s Office of Development & Alumni Relations at (410) 516-8723 or

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