Stories by Douglas Birch

The Hall Effect

Fall 2019

On an autumn day in 1879, Edwin Hall was at his bench in Johns Hopkins...

The ClearMask Difference

Fall 2018

Allysa Dittmar ’14, ’17 (BSPH) has developed a transparent surgical mask to improve operating room...

Man vs. Volcano

Fall 2018

Don Swanson ’64 (PhD) is a volcanologist with the U.S. Geological Study, studying Hawaii’s erupting...

Beyond the Elements

Fall 2017

Tyrel McQueen examines one of the crystals created in his lab. [Photo: Will Kirk] When...

Flipped Learning

Spring 2017

Two years ago, Brenda Rapp looked out over the crowded lecture hall during her introductory...

What’s Out There?

Fall 2016

Growing up in India, Tanvi Karwal would sometimes pester her father to take the family...