Morgan State University Enters Into STEM Partnership With Johns Hopkins

Historically Black Morgan State University in Baltimore has entered into a partnership with Johns Hopkins University that will offer opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at Morgan State to participate in research internships with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI). The institute is involved with research on materials and structures under extreme conditions.

The first eight Morgan State University students will participate in internships this summer lasting between 8 and 15 weeks. The program is funded by a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

Alvin P. Kennedy, interim dean of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Morgan State, stated, “The JHU-Morgan Extreme Science Internship program enables us to redefine the model for undergraduate and graduate research opportunities. The antiquated model of simply sending students to institutions with no previous research experience is not viable in today’s competitive global STEM ecosystem.”

Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of Grambling State University in Louisiana. He holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.

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