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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 »

Jaime Arribas Starkey-El Named National Innovation Fellow

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Senior engineering and physics major Jaime Arribas Starkey-El was recently named among 110 students nationwide as a University Innovation Fellow (UIF) in the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). Starkey-El traveled to Silicon Valley in March for the annual UIF meeting to network with peer fellows, faculty and industry leaders to learn and best practices in student innovation ... 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 »

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 »

Departments of Theater Arts, Mathematics Partner for Unique HIV/AIDS Awareness Initiative

Morgan State University today announced a new partnership with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to foster HIV/AIDS awareness and education in Northeast Baltimore. The partnership, a branch of the National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NREUP), will give MSU students interdisciplinary experience between the arts and mathematics in developing stage plays that educate viewers about the research and design ... 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 »

Students Shine at National Biomedical and Behavioral Research Conference

By: Dr. Christine Hohmann Ms. Rachael Matthews, Chemistry senior, and Mr. Amon Dow, III, Civil Engineering senior and MBRS RISE student researcher, presented poster presentations at the 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students held in San Jose, California on November 7-10, 2012. This national conference was attended by more that 3,400 people, including 2,100 students. More than 1,700 ... Read More »