2014: Year in Review

In 2014, news@Northeastern brought to you some of the most exciting sto­ries about our people. Stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff excelled at breaking new ground in and out of class­rooms and research labs. Entre­pre­neurs and sci­en­tists inno­vated across dis­ci­plines. Stu­dents trav­eled the world to push the bound­aries of expe­ri­ence. Alumni showed pride and pas­sion in sup­port of their alma mater. And we were proud to share their sto­ries. Here are some of our—and your—favorites from 2014.

Students’ tech-​​based proposals ‘enable’ elderly and severely disabled

Stu­dents in the “Enabling Engi­neering” tech­nical elec­tive recently pre­sented their design pro­posals to fac­ulty, peers, and project men­tors. The epony­mous stu­dent group may bring all of them to fruition.

Blog:  iNSolution

The changing nature of space and place

The North­eastern Human­i­ties Center recently held the second install­ment of this year’s Space and Place series, in which three of the center’s fel­lows pre­sented inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research on mobility, space, and place.

Blog:  iNSolution

New grant to advance sleeping sickness treatment research

Asso­ciate pro­fessor of chem­istry and chem­ical biology Michael Pol­lastri has received a five-​​year, $2.5 mil­lion grant from the National Insti­tutes of Health to advance his research into a treat­ment for sleeping sickness.

Social networks’ hidden resources

Assis­tant pro­fessor Brooke Fou­cault Welles is studying how people can better under­stand and leverage their social net­works to iden­tify valu­able and pre­vi­ously unno­ticed con­nec­tions or resources. She says this work could be par­tic­u­larly valu­able for the military.