Application Deadline for 2018 HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Semester Artist in Residence

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are pleased to announce the Semester Artist/Designer in Residence. The goal of this artist/designer in residence is to bring MICA and JHU faculty together to collaborate and explore ways to represent, visualize, and/or interpret HEMI research. Visual representations of HEMI research can include, but are not limited to:

  • Data visualization
  • Interpretation, translation, and/or effective communication of large amounts of data
  • Response to research regarding HEMI ‘extreme’ events, collaborations, interdependent systems through:
    • Storyboarding and narrative
    • Animation
    • Photography
    • Graphic Design and graphics
    • Interactive arts or products
    • Games
    • Information visualization
    • Illustration
    • Drawing
    • Painting
    • Sculptural forms or materials

The semester in residence is expected to take place in either the fall semester from late August – December 2018 or
the spring semester from January – May 2019.


Current MICA full-time faculty and part-time faculty who have taught nine credits per academic year for the past two consecutive years are eligible to apply for this semester in residence.


The total budget request for this semester in residence may not exceed $15,000. The semester in residence (and its fee) is based on an assumption that this commitment is part-time and equivalent to one day of work per week for the semester. Budget line items can include, but are not limited to: MICA faculty compensation, materials, supplies, course release/replacement costs, etc. It is expected that all artist/designer work will be performed by the selected MICA faculty member. The final budget is subject to negotiations between MICA and JHU.

Click here for more details about the program and application requirements. Please email your completed proposal as a single PDF document to the HEMI Senior Administrative Coordinator, Bess Bieluczyk ([email protected], 410.516.7794). Questions may be addressed to Bess Bieluczyk as well.

Application Deadline for 2018 HEMI/MICA Summer Program/Internship

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are pleased to announce the Summer Project/Internship. The goal of this project/internship is explore visual representations of the HEMI organization, structure, current research, and relationships. For reference, a list of HEMI faculty and their research can be found here. Visual representations can include, but are not limited to: storyboarding and narrative, animation, photography, graphic design, interactive arts or products, games, information visualization, illustration, or drawing.

HEMI expects the internship to take place between June 1st and August 15th each year.


Current MICA undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to apply for this internship. The applicant will also need to identify a MICA faculty member who will serve as the advisor for this summer project/internship.


  • Students are required to spend at least 50% of the internship time on the JHU Homewood campus, in a PI’s lab
  • Students should propose a highly interactive project that requires various interactions with HEMI students/researchers
  • The project is independently directed, and best suited for a self-driven student. HEMI faculty/researchers will not provide a project/brief at the outset, but they can provide guidance, insight, and suggestions at the MICA student’s request as their proposed project evolves


The total award for this summer project/internship is $3,000. $2,000 will be granted to the student as a stipend that will also cover any supplies or expenses. $1,000 will be granted to the MICA faculty member for his/her time to support and oversee the development of the project.

Click here for more information on application format and details.  Proposals should be emailed as a single PDF document to the HEMI Senior Administrative Coordinator, Ms. Bess Bieluczyk ([email protected], 410.516.7794). Questions may be addressed to Ms. Bieluczyk as well.

Extreme Materials and Conditions: Common Ground between Art and Science Gallery Reception

Extreme Materials and Conditions: Common Ground between Art and Science by Jay Gould, 2017 HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program Artist in Residence

A capstone exhibition of works developed over a one-year residency with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute

Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Q Level
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Artist Talk 5:30 – 6 PM

Extreme is a word often used to consider the outermost limits. We strive to find the boundaries of our existence, yet we assume that those bounds can always be pushed further. This exhibition of photographs and sculptural works uses analogy and storytelling to playfully describe how HEMI is pushing the extreme boundaries of materials, time, and scale through their research. The audience is invited to consider the imagination required to observe and test a world that is so far beyond our given, natural senses.

National Science Foundation Day in Baltimore

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Maryland Science Center are pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming NSF Day to be held on Dec. 8, 2014, at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

NSF Days provide insight and instruction on how to compete for and secure NSF funding for science, engineering and education research. This day-long workshop will provide background on the Foundation, its mission, priorities, and budget. During the day, we will give an overview on proposal writing, NSF’s merit review process, and programs that fall within our seven scientific and engineering directorates, as well as funding opportunities that cross disciplinary boundaries.

Additionally, NSF representatives will be on hand in breakout sessions to personally engage in discussions with attendees about potential research proposals.

Who: Researchers interested in obtaining NSF funding for valuable research


When: Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Where: Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230


Why: This one-day NSF Day workshop will teach researchers how to better compete for research dollars. Valuable information will be shared via lectures and interactive sessions. This is a behind-the-scenes look at how NSF works and how to submit winning, fundable proposals.
Register: First, register with NSF here, no later than Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, as space is limited. Please be sure to indicate the disciplinary session(s) that you wish to attend.

Next, electronically submit the $100 registration fee to the Maryland Science Center.

Parking: A number of discounted parking and transportation options may be found at:


Questions: Please direct questions to [email protected].