Marine and Environmental Sciences


Researchers use ‘robomussels’ to monitor climate change

Tiny robots have been helping researchers study how cli­mate change affects bio­di­ver­sity. Devel­oped by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity sci­en­tist Brian Hel­muth, the “robo­mus­sels” have the shape, size, and color of actual mus­sels, with minia­ture built-​​in sen­sors that track tem­per­a­tures inside the mussel beds.

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2014 Goldwater Scholars

Three Northeastern students named Goldwater Scholars

Asso­ciate pro­fessor of Marine and Envi­ron­mental Sci­ences Rebeca Rosen­gaus was mentor to a Goldwater Scholarship winner, Theo Bowe. Bowe was working on co-​​op in her lab on a project inves­ti­gating whether female moths can antic­i­pate the immuno­log­ical needs of their off­spring and pass along fac­tors that would help them build immu­nity.

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