HEMI Receives Funding from National Endowment of the Arts – Marking a Milestone for the Whiting School of Engineering

Feb 15, 2019 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

We are pleased to announce that the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) has been awarded an Art Works grant from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). This is the first grant from the NEA awarded to an organization within the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Funding will support HEMI’s collaboration with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

The HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts program is a collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland Institute College of Art that brings faculty and students from both institutions together to explore unique perspectives on extreme events.  The program aims to encourage collaboration among artists and researchers to examine data, interpret outcomes, and translate results from extreme events in new ways.

Specifically, this award will provide support to the Summer Project/Internship (for students) and the Artist/Designer in Residence position (for faculty members). These creative programs combine art, design, science, and engineering to showcase the fundamental science associated with materials and structures undergoing extreme conditions.

Participants in the program collaborate and explore solutions related to fundamental composition, materials use, and the impact of advanced technology. Artists and scientists work together to create new works of art that visually portray scientific discoveries.

Click here to view examples of work that have resulted from the HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program.

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