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Morgan Hosts White House ‘Data Jam’

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On Friday, July 25, Morgan State University was the focus of a White House initiative to help Americans find jobs through the use of technology innovation and open data. The Obama administration’s second “Data Jam” event was held at MSU’s new Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies and included presentations by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, U.S. ... Read More »

Morgan State, Johns Hopkins Launch S.T.E.M. Access Internship Program

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Flanked by students and officials from Morgan State University, Johns Hopkins University and the United States Army, Morgan President David Wilson and Johns Hopkins President Ronald Daniels today signed a memorandum of understanding creating the Extreme Science Internship program, a joint effort that will place high-achieving science and engineering students from Morgan in research internships at Johns Hopkins and in similar ... Read More »

President Wilson Addresses International Science Forum

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President David Wilson was among a slate of plenary speakers to open the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Annual Forum on Science and Technology Policy this afternoon in Washington D.C. The forum, which welcomes scientists, legislators, educators and policy makers from around the world, focuses on making science more accessible to the public through enhanced communication, entrepreneurial ... Read More »

Viji Sitther Wins Maryland Innovation Grant for Biofuel Research and Development

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Maryland may soon delve into a new way of sustainable biofuel production, thanks to the research of Morgan State Assistant Biology Professor Dr. Viji Sitther. Last month, Dr. Sitther received a $100,000 Maryland Innovation Initiative grant to begin development of a method to produce biofuel from cyanobacteria in naturally available salt water. Dr. Sitther will lead a team of bioengineers ... Read More »

Kadir Aslan Named Among Maryland’s Top Innovators

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Morgan Chemistry Professor Kadir Aslan recently added another accolade to his growing list of recognitions, as he was last week named one of Maryland’s top innovators by the Daily Record Newspaper. Dr. Aslan, who received a $100,000 grant from Maryland’s Innovation Initiative in April, was among 25 individuals, organizations and companies to be named to the 11th annual listing of ... Read More »

Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari Visits Morgan

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Deputy U.S. Secretary of Transportation John Porcari was on the campus of Morgan State University today where he spoke to a group attending Morgan’s annual transportation institutes for high school students and secondary teachers. Deputy Secretary Porcari fielded questions about job opportunities for emerging engineers and specialists, and why the industry needs more young people for future growth.  “In the ... Read More »

Professor Mark Bundy Wins Offshore Wind Energy Grant

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Dr. Mark M. Bundy, director of environmental programs at the Morgan State University Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL), has been awarded $184,947 for his study, “Economic Impact of the Proposed Wind Turbines on Offshore Marine Recreational Fishing Industry.” The goal of the project is to develop a bio-economic model for assessing the impact of wind farms on the ... Read More »

Honor Students Attend Department of Homeland Security Career Pathways Conference

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By: Drs. Kevin Peters and Tim Akers On April 11-13, 2013, Morgan State University’s (MSU) honor students, LaShaunda Johnson, Derek Riley, Benjamin Hall, and Astrid Garrison, participated in the Career Pathways Conference for Future Homeland Security Science and Technology Professional, held in Washington, DC, and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of University Programs, Science and Technology ... Read More »

Morgan Chemistry Professor Receives Maryland Innovation Award

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Dr. Kadir Aslan, Professor of Chemistry at Morgan State University, has recently described and demonstrated the use of a new crystallization technology, called metal-assisted and microwave-assisted evaporative crystallization (MA-MAEC). The MA-MAEC technology was the subject of Morgan’s first ever patent full application in its over 140-year history. At the laboratory bench scale, the MA-MAEC technology affords for the selective growth ... Read More »