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CS’s Benjamin Langmead Receives 2016 Benjamin Franklin Award in Life Sciences

March 1, 2016

The Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences is a humanitarian/bioethics award presented annually by this organization to an individual who has, in his or her practice, promoted free and open access to the materials and methods used in the life sciences. Ben Langmead is one of the most influential and highly cited authors of open […]

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‘Tower of Power’ competition kicks off National Engineers Week at JHU

February 25, 2016

Daniel Kaganov entered Theta Tau’s “Tower of Power” competition because he thought it would be fun. Besides, the coordinators of the event held Monday evening in Johns Hopkins University’s Glass Pavilion promised free pizza and soda afterwards. Little did Kaganov—a double-major in chemistry and computer science—know that his chemistry acumen would come in so handy. […]

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Med-tech startup run by Johns Hopkins students aims to build better orthotics

February 24, 2016

In describing the way many people think about orthotics, Sophomore Computer Science Major Param Shah asks: “Do you remember Forrest Gump?” The cumbersome leg braces the film’s title character wore as a child remain one of the most recognizable depictions of orthotics. It’s an exaggerated image—most orthotics aren’t creaky metal anymore, and the corrective devices […]

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