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Computer science (CS) is present all around us. In our increasingly connected world, our digital technologies rely on a foundational understanding of computer science and software engineering; this is the focus of the Hopkins CS major.
Studying biomolecular processes at the nanometer scale is not an opportunity every major or even every university offers. With the oldest undergraduate program in the nation, the Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics at Hopkins has curated a closely knit major that allows students to study life’s processes while incorporating perspectives from biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. An innately collaborative major, Biophysics offers a rigorous training for those hoping to study the intersection of these fields.
“Biology is too mainstream.” This is a sentiment I often hear from many students, especially those on the premedical track. Oftentimes, it seems that some students will choose an entirely different major to differentiate themselves, even if they are not as interested in that subject.
Lena Denis was a staff writer for The News-Letter from 2007 to 2011 and recently returned to Hopkins as the Geospatial Data, GIS and Maps Librarian in Data Services at our own Sheridan Libraries.
“The satisfaction of seeing something on paper and in my head become a reality, and especially when it does something — for example if it moves, or makes sounds... even if it’s something small... that is what I find most rewarding about mechanical engineering.”
“The mathematical universe is an elegant and structured universe, and using a few axioms we can build up a rich foundation which can be applicable to many fields,” Director of Undergraduate Studies for Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) Donniell Fishkind said.
“How can science address questions about life?”
If you are reading this piece, then you are already on the path to self-actualization. This is not necessarily because reading it will create newfound value in your life but because reading it reflects your willingness to learn from the experiences of others.
What a year it has been so far, and we still have three months to go. One thing that the added time from quarantine has allowed me to do is binge-watch pretty much every show ever made. But it also has given me the opportunity to learn about various productivity methods. As the summer days kept passing, I became more aware of how much time I could be using in a productive manner, and so I began to set up a desk.
Although undergraduates are not permitted to join in-person research projects, there are many opportunities for students, even freshmen, to achieve their research goals.
The prefix “epi” typically connotes being above or at the surface level of something. However, research at the intersection of epigenetics and epidemiology probes our understanding of the interaction between genes and environmental factors to the deepest levels.
The Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies held a webinar titled “The Coronavirus Crisis: Responses in China, Italy, and the United States” on March 26 to discuss responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19) from a global political standpoint.
History helps us learn from the successes and failures of the past to direct our actions for the future.
Mathematics — four syllables that evoke a wide array of emotions and responses. Many of these emotions that arise are rooted in high school experiences of extensive formula memorizing and glitching of graphing calculators. However, mathematics is not simply a list of trigonometric identities.
Popularized by the adventurous Indiana Jones, archaeology is a field that contributes critical information to the discovery of lost histories of the past. Discovery is often a word that connotes the future. Yet, in terms of archaeology, it applies to unraveling the mysteries of previous societies and prehistoric trends.
Very few of us have left this planet to travel to black holes or neighboring galaxies. However, there are certainly those of us that study such astronomical bodies and the universal laws that apply to them. Much research and teaching regarding such phenomenal aspects of our universe occur in the Department of Physics and Astronomy here at Hopkins.
How can we get computers to make decisions like humans? This is one of the foundational questions of neural networks and the rapidly-growing field of artificial intelligence. These research areas rely substantially on large data sets, and that is where the emergence of “big data” has taken place.
It is certainly not the easiest of tasks to understand humans; however those who dare to venture into such realms should consider the field of anthropology as a way to actualize their pursuits in understanding the qualitative decisions and interactions of individuals in societies.
How do humans interact? How are societies maintained? How are they changed? These are among the multitude of critical questions that the sociology major aims to answer through an analytical social science approach.