Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
75th APL Anniversary


APL researchers developed a safe and effective canine training aid for use in realistic environments

APL Develops and Licenses Safe, Effective Canine Training Aid to Detect Explosives
APL researchers have successfully developed and licensed a safer training aid to improve canine detection of homemade peroxide explosives.
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APL Space Executive Ann Darrin

APL Space Executive Ann Darrin Named an 'Influential Marylander'
Ann Darrin, managing executive in APL’s Space Exploration Sector, has been named an Influential Marylander by The Daily Record.
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Andrew Adams, an engineer in the Asymmetric Operations Sector at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Andrew Adams Receives Black Engineer of the Year Award for Research Leadership
Andrew Adams, an engineer in APL’s Asymmetric Operations Sector, will be awarded the Research Leadership Award during a gala at the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Science, Technology, Engineering and Math conference.
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Eleven African American veterans working at APL

APL Black History Month Kickoff Features Tribute to African American Veterans
APL’s Black History Month Kickoff Celebration featured the Color Guard from Morgan State University’s Bear Battalion and a video tribute to the Laboratory’s African American Veterans.
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Artist’s concept of the Dragonfly dual-quadcopter

NASA Selects APL-Led Dragonfly Mission to Titan for Further Development
The Lab’s proposal for an innovative, highly instrumented rotorcraft that would investigate prebiotic organic chemistry and habitability on Saturn’s largest moon has been selected by NASA as one of two finalists for the next New Frontiers mission.
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APL researcher and JHU students

APL and University Students Join Forces to Map the Brain
APL researchers teamed up with Johns Hopkins University students on a pilot program to map the brain — at nanoscale resolution.
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