On August 24, 2022, legislative staff from the offices of Sen. Ben Cardin, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. David Trone and Rep. CA Dutch Ruppersberger arrived on the JHU Homewood campus to visit HEMI and meet with leaders of the Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (MEDE) program and Materials in Extreme Environments University Research Alliance (MSEE URA).
Facilitated with the help of the JHU Office of Government and Community Affairs (JHU GCA), this visit allowed staff to receive programmatic updates from Prof. Lori Graham-Brady (MEDE) and Prof. Tim Weihs (MSEE URA) as well as touring laboratory facilities. The facility tours highlighted the research of both the MEDE and MSEE URA programs.
This visit demonstrates the strong Maryland Congressional support for the major centers within HEMI and their emphasis on the importance of research sponsored by the Department of Defense.
Back left: Prof. Tim Weihs (MSEE URA), Prof. Lori Graham-Brady (MEDE), Prof. Todd Hufnagel (MSEE URA), Mr. Ata Khan (Rep. Trone), Mr. Sam Mollin (JHU GCA).
Front left: Ms. Kristen Reek (JHU GCA), Ms. Hunter Ryan (Rep. Ruppersberger), Ms. Elonna Jones (Sen. Van Hollen), Mr. DeMarcus Walker (Sen. Cardin), Mr. Andrew Proulx (MSEE URA), Ms. Yvonne Darpoh (JHU GCA), and Ms. Margaret Dean (JH-APL GCA).