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Eva Hayes, S’16, is on co-op in the Bahamas at the Bimini Sharklab, where she swims with sharks and helps the lab study and tag them for research purposes. It’s a “dream co-op,” she said.
Cognitive scientist John Coley has helped unlock why misconceptions persist in science education—research that could change the way instructors teach and improve how students learn science.
With a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Northeastern professors will develop a Web-based system that teachers can use to more easily track the progress of children with emotional or behavior disorders.
A new strategy for mapping networks, from those underlying the Internet to the human brain, suggests possibilities for repairing damaged connections and disrupting dangerous ones.
The Northeastern University chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently undertook its toughest mission to date, and through it learned the power of teamwork.
Working at the Large Hadron Collider has been Nick DePorzio’s dream since his senior year in high school. In a couple weeks, that dream will become a reality when the physics student starts his co-op at CERN, which hosts the famous particle collider.
Sam Mount, E’17, will begin a co-op next month with Dimension Therapeutics, a company dedicated to advancing novel treatments for patients living with severe, genetic disorders associated with the liver. Here, he talks about how co-op and research opportunities broaden the academic experience.
Northeastern professor of chemical engineering Shashi Murthy has received a four-year, $1.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel instrument that would automate an important process used in creating effective vaccines.
Students in the first cohort of an exciting new cancer nanomedicine research co-op program are wrapping up their experiential learning opportunities, which they say have been nothing short of career-defining.
Antarctic fish are a vital component to the food web that sustains life in the cold Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica. They feed on smaller organisms, and serve as meals […]
“To broaden the pipeline, we need to show people they can be computer scientists when they weren’t thinking about it before,” said Carla Brodley, dean of the College of Computer and Information Science, who moderated a panel discussion at Northeastern University-Seattle.
Biochemistry major Doug Pagani, S’18, tried out the slacklines on Centennial Common about a year ago, and now the hobby has become a true passion. Here, he discusses how to get started and how he’s improved his performance through exercise and understanding the science of it all.
Google’s short-term memory and travel websites overcharging shoppers are just two of the things we learned from assistant professor Christo Wilson’s lecture on Web personalization.
More than 250 metric tons of microplastic are estimated to be floating in the world’s oceans, threatening marine life. Ethan Edson’s prototype is designed to gather data by tracking these harmful particles.
Northeastern will lead an interdisciplinary research project to study the interconnectivity of rocky intertidal communities throughout the Gulf of Maine, where the warming rate of its waters is among the fastest in the world.
For Northeastern associate vice provost for curriculum Katherine Ziemer, questions like “why” and “what if” are the ultimate catalysts for solving problems and making discoveries. To answer those questions, she turns to the smallest unit of matter: the atom.
In recent years, scientists have discovered that the human brain works on predictions, contrary to the previously accepted theory that it reacts to outside sensations. Now, in a paper published in Nature, Distinguished University Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has reported finding the epicenter of those predictions.
A research team led by University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis present in a new paper that they’ve identified drug-tolerant persister cells in the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. They also present a promising approach to potentially eradicating this and other infections.
The university, in partnership with U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week where experts discussed critical research and policy issues focused on protecting marine ecosystems.
“Your innovation is nothing until you find a way to monetize it,” says Oleks Osiyevskyy, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation. “Unless you commercialize your invention you won’t earn money nor will you change the world.”
Crossing a busy city intersection can be a precarious task for any pedestrian, a maze fraught with various obstacles. A new app, designed by Northeastern engineering students, would help blind or visually impaired people navigate that maze.
Northeastern computational social scientist David Lazer and his interdisciplinary research team have demonstrated that mobile phone data can be used to predict future unemployment rates up to four months before the release of official reports and more accurately than traditional forecasts.
Professor Sanjeev Mukerjee, director of the Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology, says the new Powerwall lithium-ion battery is a good first foray into home energy storage but notes that the “ultimate solution” will require bringing down costs even further.
Here are some interesting figures and factoids about Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. The university on Thursday held a topping-off ceremony for the state-of-the-art facility, which is currently under construction on Columbus Avenue.
When it comes to fighting diseases in the 21st century, Big Data is becoming an integral weapon. At the forefront of this battle is world-renowned network scientist Alessandro Vespignani, who […]
The “Minds over Matters: NUterm Faculty Speaker Series” features weekly presentations from top faculty scholars who discuss their research and examine timely topics of global importance.
Five Northeastern student-researchers have retrofitted a rowing machine with an ingenious device, allowing people with paraplegia to exercise without the aid of a trainer.
Beach Sisters, an outreach program at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center designed to help underserved school-aged girls develop scientific inquiry and citizenship skills, received an award at the Massachusetts State House on Monday.
Inspired by her experiential learning opportunities, specifically those focused on research, Annmarie Uliano, E’15, will pursue a master’s degree in industrial engineering starting this fall.
The university revealed the contest winners on Wednesday afternoon at the Cooperative Education Awards, an annual ceremony honoring the co-op accomplishments of a distinguished group of high-achieving students.
Graduate students in Joseph Guay’s Crisis Mapping for Humanitarian Action course are doing their part to help with the Nepal earthquake relief response by analyzing and sharing data coming out of the region.
Nanotechnology researchers at Northeastern are joining forces with Wenzhou Medical University in China to collaborate in the new field of picotechnology—and combat eye infections.
The university recognized the impressive accomplishments of students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the fifth annual Academic Honors Convocation, which was held in Blackman Auditorium on Thursday afternoon.
Benjamin Moran, S’18, has been awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The scholarship includes a 10-week paid internship working on a research project under the guidance of an NOAA mentor.
Tianxiang Nan, a doctoral candidate in electrical engineering at Northeastern, has been selected to receive the 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.