A new partnership between Northeastern and GE, #iheartcoop, and faculty research were among our selections of tweets about the Northeastern community this week.
Red Bull Flugtag, a demonstration in aviation experimentation, is coming to Boston Saturday. Here are five things you need to know about this unique event, including some quirky facts about the Northeastern team that will be competing as well as its flying hot dog. That’s right…flying hot dog.
Brazilian law enforcement officials said on Thursday that the American swimmers who claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint during the Rio de Janeiro Games had fabricated the story. We asked law professor Dan Danielsen to explain where this international drama might go from here, with a particular focus on the legal consequences facing the swimmers and the tepid relationship between American and Brazilian officials.
InNUvate is a new program that the Entrepreneurs Club launching this fall in which students will develop a business or resource that benefits campus life.
Northeastern and General Electric will partner to offer a new accelerated bachelor’s degree in advanced manufacturing, a first-in-the-nation program. The partnership, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education, is part of an innovative higher education initiative and garnered significant national recognition.
As a rising high school senior, assistant professor Matthew Eckelman, spent a summer at Northeastern simulating earthquakes on a shaker table to evaluate the stability of landfill liner systems. Twenty-one years later, he’s come full circle, hosting young scholars in his lab, guiding them toward STEM careers.
Mobility Prescription, a personal fitness consulting firm founded by Northeastern alumnus Ryan Beauchesne, serves clients of all shapes and sizes, from first-time lifters to professional ice hockey players. “We’re mobile,” says Beauchesne. “We go directly to our clients’ homes.” This evening, he and fellow graduate Jimmy Heim will be running a fitness boot camp for members of the university community.
Northeastern student Alvaro Perez and his co-founders of a new online marketplace called Dibind are working to streamline the moving process, making it easier for college students to buy, sell, or donate used furniture with the click of a button. “We believe that we have a holistic solution to the move-in and move-out process,” says Perez.
Almost five years ago, Northeastern alumni Bojan Mandaric and Brogan Graham launched a fitness movement called November Project. The organization now counts tribes in more than 25 cities around North America and will soon welcome London and Amsterdam. We caught up with Mandaric and Graham to talk about November Project’s international appeal, which includes a recently published book and a forthcoming documentary.
Northeastern is one of only eight universities selected for the Department of Education’s “EQUIP” program, which is aimed at building unique partnerships that lead to innovation in higher education and preparing more Americans with the skills required for the 21st-century workforce.
French gymnast Samir Ait Said broke his leg at the Rio Olympics while vaulting during the men’s preliminaries. Associate professor Sandra Shefelbine explains why bones break as well as her research into how to prevent injury.
Strawberries and vinegar? It sounds unusual, but Northeastern executive chef Tom Barton says it’s a delicious dessert when you combine the right ratio of the two ingredients. (A little sugar helps, too.)