The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 4, 2002

November 4, 2002
VOL. 32, NO. 10

Engineers create superstrong and ductile copper
2002 United Way campaign nears finish; donations still needed to reach goal
Engineers use their noodles
CultureFest opens, unites groups on campus
ThrillerFest will bring classic creepy films to the Homewood campus
Job Opportunities
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Powering up Hodson Hall
A traditional ribbon-cutting would never do for the dedication of a classroom building packed with state-of-the-art technology. Instead, the ends of two supersized USB cables made the connection between Johns Hopkins and the Hodson Trust to officially open Hodson Hall on the Homewood campus.
   Signs praising "The Hodson-Hopkins Partnership for Excellence in Education" served as a backdrop in the building's fully wired auditorium, where the Hodson board joined the Hopkins community for the Oct. 29 event. Also in attendance was Sen. Paul Sarbanes of Maryland, who chairs the Senate Banking and Finance Committee. Full story...

Hello, EON: Web site to link students, researchers
The original idea was to convince the university to hire an outside vendor to build a comprehensive database of research opportunities for undergraduates, but Keenan Wyrobek, Ravi Kavasery and the other students who came up with the idea encountered a roadblock: Everyone they talked to about the project loved the idea, but no one thought they should have to pay for it.
   "It was frustrating," said Kavasery, a senior electrical engineering major from Coram, N.Y. "About every administrator we talked to said, 'It's great, but why do you see my department doing this?'"
   "Basically," said Wyrobek, a senior mechanical engineering major from Walnut Creek, Calif., "everybody wanted it, but no one wanted to pay for it." Full story...

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