One giant leap for aerospace club

Northeastern’s stu­dent chapter of the Amer­ican Insti­tute of Aero­nau­tics and Astro­nau­tics is in the midst of a six-​​month rocket con­struc­tion chal­lenge that will cul­mi­nate at NASA’s pres­ti­gious Stu­dent Launch com­pe­ti­tion in April.

3Qs: Historic policy shift for US and Cuba

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Wednesday announced plans to “nor­malize rela­tions” between the U.S. and Cuban gov­ern­ments. Here, asso­ciate pro­fessor Amílcar Antonio Bar­reto dis­cusses what this will mean for the neigh­boring nations.

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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.

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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.

Skateboard venture is on the incline

One year since embarking on a mis­sion to elim­i­nate ocean plastic pol­lu­tion, Bureo Skate­boards has now sold 2,000 boards, part­nered with Patag­onia, and estab­lished key rela­tion­ships with Chile’s fishing community.

The storytelling and popularity of Serial

The true crime pod­cast from This Amer­ican Life “takes us back to one of the most basic tenets of sto­ry­telling: sus­pense,” says jour­nalist Dina Kraft, asso­ciate pro­gram coor­di­nator of Northeastern’s Media Inno­va­tion program.

And the gingerbread houses came crumbling down

Build not to fail” is a lesson all civil engi­neers are taught. But failure was the only option at the annual student-​​run gin­ger­bread house com­pe­ti­tion and oh was it sweet fun!

Demo Day celebrates student innovation

After seven weeks of intense devel­op­ment and prepa­ra­tion, the young entre­pre­neurs behind 16 star­tups pre­sented their ven­tures to the North­eastern com­mu­nity Monday night at the Husky Startup Challenge’s Demo Day.

December’s can’t-miss campus events

The cal­endar turning to December means a whole new slate of exciting events on campus before the new year, espe­cially holiday-​​themed festivities.

International students share Thanksgiving feast

North­eastern stu­dents from coun­tries across the globe shared a meal together and learned about the Amer­ican holiday’s his­tory and tra­di­tions at the Inter­na­tional Stu­dent and Scholar Institute’s annual Thanks­giving dinner on Tuesday.