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Mar 28, 2023
Johns Hopkins APL’s Charles Madison Empowers Leaders and Staff with Focus on Diversity, Equity and InclusionAs a child, Charles Madison watched the “whites only” signs come down across his Louisiana parish as Black students began attending schools that were traditionally white. Today, the Asymmetric Operations Sector’s managing executive leads teams working to secure the nation — and Madison actively pays forward the support he received along his journey.
Mar 24, 2023
Dragonfly Team Soars Through Major Design ReviewBefore it can fly its revolutionary rotorcraft over the organic dunes of Saturn’s moon Titan, NASA’s Dragonfly team needs to navigate several independent reviews to demonstrate the flight project is on track. Led by Johns Hopkins APL, the team recently passed the first of those evaluations, the Preliminary Design Review.
Mar 23, 2023
‘Pathfinder’ Mulé Honored for Missile Defense ContributionsFor a career of leadership and technical contributions to the nation’s missile defense programs, Joseph Mulé has earned the Missile Defense Agency’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Pathfinder Award. He is the sixth Johns Hopkins APL staff member to receive the prestigious honor.
Mar 22, 2023
Training Algorithms to Sniff Out Sneaky Fentanyl ClonesChemists and computer scientists at Johns Hopkins APL are teaming up to use machine-learning algorithms to spot fentanyl analogs — molecules designed to mimic the deadly drug’s effects while evading detection.
Mar 21, 2023
Johns Hopkins APL Again Named a Handshake Early Talent Award WinnerFor the second year in a row, APL has won an Early Talent Award from Handshake, a top job site for college students.