Students work to expand understanding of immigration

More than 180 stu­dents will be par­tic­i­pating in the Center of Com­mu­nity Service’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break pro­gram this week. One group of young human­i­tar­ians will be vol­un­teering with a Texas-​​based non­profit that was founded by labor rights activist César Chávez to help fam­i­lies fight depor­ta­tions and effect pos­i­tive social change in their community.

How will Northeastern’s chem-​​e-​​car ‘react’ in regional competition?

The car, which stands 18 inches tall and weighs approx­i­mately 25 pounds, is pow­ered by a chem­ical reac­tion trig­gered by a com­bi­na­tion of potas­sium iodine, sul­furic acid, starch, sodium, thio­sul­fate, and hydrogen peroxide.

Northeastern senior wins award as national engineering Co-​​op Student of the Year

Kelly O’Connell, E’16, came to col­lege with inter­ests in envi­ron­mental issues and cli­mate change. Today she credits Northeastern’s co-​​op pro­gram, backed by rig­orous engi­neering courses, with guiding her toward her career goals.

How to follow through on learning a new skill in the new year

Whether it’s learning to speak a new lan­guage or play a new instru­ment, Susan Ambrose, Northeastern’s senior vice provost for under­grad­uate edu­ca­tion and expe­ri­en­tial learning, sug­gests a step-​​by-​​step approach for broad­ening your horizons.

Researchers launch a new model of healthcare that links nursing and dentistry

Asso­ciate pro­fessor Maria Dolce, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Har­vard School of Dental Med­i­cine, is bringing nursing and dental stu­dents together to put into prac­tice the role that oral health plays in overall health.