Biotech entrepreneurship took center stage at Northeastern on Friday, when four teams of graduate students pitched their startups to a panel of judges at a competition that wrapped up an eight-week boot camp. The winning pitches included a coating for medical implantable devices that would repel bacteria, and 3-D magnetic printing that would create customized, composite prosthetics.
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Carla Brodley started college as an economics major. She finished with a double major in math and computer science, the result of a programming course she took during her sophomore year. Brodley, the dean of the College of Computer and Information Science, is being recognized Tuesday with a national mentoring award for her leading efforts to increase opportunities for students—particularly women and underrepresented groups.
Blurb: Through Northeastern’s Doctor of Law and Policy program, Hunter Hustus brought a critical real-world challenge from his workplace to his studies. That challenge involved nuclear deterrence decision-making, and his workplace is the Pentagon. At a hooding ceremony last week, Hustus received the Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Doctoral Work, the highest award presented by the College of Professional Studies to doctoral candidates.
Northeastern conferred degrees upon more than 1,000 students Friday morning at the College of Professional Studies graduation at Matthews Arena. Speakers celebrated the graduates’ achievements, and urged them to be lifelong learners and embrace opportunities to serve.
After serving in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, Ebberup applied to Northeastern because of its flexible course load for working professionals and unwavering support for student veterans. On Friday, she walked at the College of Professional Studies graduation at Matthews Arena and will receive her bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
The latest campus mural, new international co-op opportunities, and an interdisciplinary student team’s capstone project are among our selections of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
The young humanitarians in Peace Through Play work with hundreds of children in K-8 schools and group homes in Boston’s Roxbury, Dorchester, Mission Hill, and South End neighborhoods. “Play provides a forum in which they can learn how to work cooperatively and function as positive members of their communities,” says group member Stephanie Roberts.
Connolly started his first e-commerce business when he was just 14, and he later rebranded and expanded it while studying at Northeastern. He had a goal to one day work at Amazon. First he worked on co-op there, and soon he’ll be starting at the company full time after graduating last week with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
As the food truck industry continues to grow in Boston, one group of recent Northeastern graduates has developed a website that tracks the mobile eateries’ schedules and locations in real time.
Tracey L. McCain, senior vice president and head of legal at Sanofi Genzyme, will deliver the Northeastern University School of Law’s 2016 Commencement address on May 27 at Matthews Arena.
While at Northeastern, Stevens developed his passion for helping inner city youth through civic engagement and experiential learning opportunities. Stevens delivered the student address at the Torch Scholars ceremony last week.
Northeastern University has signed agreements with institutions in Cuba officially establishing partnerships that will lead to a range of new academic opportunities—from global co-ops to research—for Northeastern students and faculty.