Program Profile

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) is an engineering design and innovation virtual exchange program that brings students together through virtual, joint hackathons.

Students at JHU and partnering institutions in the Middle East learn the innovation process and use portals designed by Shared Studios, and work together virtually in teams to solve some of the greatest health challenges faced during humanitarian crises.

  • Number of Participants: 210
  • Participant Age Group: High School/Grades 9-12 and Undergraduate/Young Adult
  • Partners in the United States: Shared Studios
  • Partners in the Middle East and North Africa: American University of Beirut, Mercy Corps/Gaza Sky Geeks
  • Project Duration: 15 Months (October 2017 – December 2018)