When professor Dave Kaeli approached them about entering a supercomputer competition, electrical and computer engineering students Neel Shah and Tushar Swamy had zero experience in the task at hand. “I had never even built a regular computer,” said Shah, let alone a super one. But that didn’t stop them from signing up…nor from stealing the show entirely.
On Monday, we got a last-minute heads up that assistant professor Ryan Cordell’s class was mapping campus with a ballon and the help of Sara Wylie. Wylie is cofounder and Director of Toxics and Health Research at Public Laboratory for Open Science and Technology, the non-profit that makes balloon mapping kits. Naturally, we rushed over to the quad where it was happening to catch a glimpse.
John Wood’s belief in the power of education prompted him to leave his job as a Microsoft executive in 1999 to start Room to Read, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving literacy in the developing world.
Katherine Boo, the award-winning author who penned Behind the Beautiful Forevers, spoke to Northeastern’s 116th entering class Tuesday night about the people, places, and inequalities in Mumbai that inspired her first non-fiction book.
Incoming freshman Jacqueline Ali is excited to embrace the university’s computer science program and explore the field’s myriad career tracks, from security to web development.
Three Northeastern students—Lucas Schoeppner, Lauren Byrnes, and Hollis Thomann—have received Fulbright Scholarships for 2013–2014.
Neel has channeled his intellectual curiosity and determination into the field of electrical and computer engineering—with impressive results.
Sean Burns, E’13, spends 10 hours a day in a medical oncology laboratory at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, testing the effectiveness of nanoparticles on rare forms of cancer.
Senior physics major Emily Batt learned an important lesson by conducting research on melancholy 17th-century monks for a directed study as an undeclared freshman.