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New research offers hope in treating sleeping sickness

The neglected trop­ical dis­ease affects tens of thou­sands of people and is mostly fatal. Now, new research co-​​authored by North­eastern chem­istry pro­fessor Michael Pol­lastri has iden­ti­fied hun­dreds of chem­ical com­pounds that could lead to a cure.

Boldly going where no robot has gone before

By devel­oping dynamic legged robots that emu­late animal move­ments, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert, E’73, says machines will be able to reach new heights.

Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Nightingale Apps

Tiffany Kelley, MS/MBA’08, rec­og­nized a need for better tools to help nurses and improve patient care. Here, she shares her inspi­ra­tion for cre­ating her busi­ness and how North­eastern has helped her along the way.

Military history in the digital age

North­eastern, with sup­port from the National Endow­ment for the Human­i­ties, hosted a work­shop to intro­duce mil­i­tary his­to­rians to dig­ital tools that could help them advance their own work and forge new col­lab­o­ra­tions with colleagues.

Silicon Valley spring break leads to high-​​tech career

Marta Skomin, E’14, spent her 2012 spring break in Sil­icon Valley, net­working with high-​​tech employers and learning more about the industry. The expe­ri­ence led first to a co-​​op job and then to a full-​​time posi­tion with the same company.

Cloudy with a chance of pumpkins

On Thursday, first-​​year engi­neering stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in the annual fall event dubbed an “egg drop on steroids,” in which pump­kins are hurled off atop Gains­bor­ough Garage, all in the name of learning about impor­tant engi­neering principles.

The power of leaving your comfort zone

Taking advan­tage of oppor­tu­ni­ties and being your­self were among the lessons Marcy Reed, pres­i­dent of National Grid Mass­a­chu­setts, shared with fellow women in engi­neering and tech­nology at the Women Who Inspire Engi­neering Lead­er­ship Recep­tion on Tuesday night.

Northeastern launching innovative effort to increase STEM-​​degree attainment

Bol­stered by nearly $9 mil­lion in gov­ern­ment and phil­an­thropic funding, North­eastern University’s Lowell Insti­tute School will become the first-​​in-​​the-​​nation school focused on degree com­ple­tion pro­grams in sci­ence, tech­nology, engi­neering, and math for non-​​traditional students.

A promising alternative to medical marijuana

Assis­tant pro­fessor of phar­macy Ganesh Thakur has received a $2.4 mil­lion grant from the National Insti­tutes of Health to con­tinue his ground­breaking work to create a novel class of com­pounds to treat glaucoma.