As a group of scientists and amateur space enthusiasts work toward sending a direct message into outer space, two big questions emerge: How do we communicate? And what do we say? We spoke to Northeastern lecturer Adam Cooper—an expert in linguistics—and to the president of the team spearheading the initiative.
We are very excited to share these and congratulate all of the winners.
The moment Sarah Nelson stepped onto the Northeastern campus, she knew that the university spoke her language. A linguist with the U.S. Navy for six years, she was drawn to the university for its academic strength in her areas of interest, which are physics and geology, its co-op program, and its longtime commitment to supporting the nation’s veterans.
Hundreds of girls, their families, volunteers, mentors, and staff attended this year’s “Show Me the Science” at Northeastern University.
NU Talk 2017 brought together several student researchers from across the scientific disciplines in a series of presentations representing the vast scope of research underway in labs on campus and on co-ops around the world. The event “aimed to paint a picture of the future and divine our role in that future,” said Alexander Farahani, S’18.
As Dean of the College of Science I wish to reach out and offer the support of our community to those students, staff and faculty who are potentially affected by the recent Immigration Executive Order.
The online scholarly-reviewed journal aims to showcase linguistics research done by undergraduate students at Northeastern.
For many, reading about complex scientific research and innovation can be a daunting task. But the students behind NU Sci—Northeastern’s student-run science magazine—are working to change that.
Contrary to popular belief, language is not limited to speech. In a recent study published in the journal PNAS, Northeastern University Prof. Iris Berent reveals that people also apply the rules of their spoken language to sign language.
Kenneth Henderson can point to the moment when his career spun in an exciting new direction: a five-month industry placement in London prior to his senior year of college. Here, the new College of Science dean discusses the importance of experiential education and his vision for the college.