Science, engineering partnership between Morgan State, Johns Hopkins grows

Extreme Science Internship Program expands with creation of Extreme Science Scholars Program

Image caption: The 2015 Extreme Science Scholars are presented certificates from program sponsors. Front (from left): Dennis Ayree, Hashmath Fathima, Oreoluwa Adesina, and John Beatty (Army Research Laboratory); Back (from left) Lori Graham-Brady (Johns Hopkins) and Alvin Kennedy (Morgan State).

Three Morgan State University students were recently recognized as Extreme Science Scholars by representatives of Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State, and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

The Extreme Science Scholar program supports Morgan State students pursuing a math, science, engineering of technology degree at the undergraduate or graduate levels. The program, funded by the Army Research Laboratory, provides tuition support for the 2015-2016 academic year and is an expansion of the Extreme Science Internship program, which places Morgan students in research internships at JHU's Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute and 14 other institutions.

The students are:

  • Oreoluwa Adesina, a sophomore electrical engineering major who hopes to gain a better understanding of how extreme material science and electrical engineering combine to obtain groundbreaking discoveries.

  • Hashmath Fathima, who is in her first year as a master's of engineering student and hopes to learn more about working with composites and create a network of researchers who can help build and develop new programs for equipment used in Morgan State's laboratories.

  • Dennis Aryee, a first-year graduate student studying physics who plans to use the opportunity to develop a better understanding of materials science and how certain applications can benefit mankind.

The students were recognized during a ceremony on Sept. 10 by Lori Graham-Brady, associate director of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute; Alvin Kennedy, interim dean of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Morgan State University; and John Beatty, senior materials researcher at the Army Research Laboratory.

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