Northeastern announces year-​​end award winners

A score of stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff will be rec­og­nized for their impres­sive achieve­ments at the Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion, which will be held in the Blackman Audi­to­rium on April 23. Here’s a com­pre­hen­sive list of the honorees.

Communication devices ‘enable’ children with disabilities

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern stu­dents and fac­ulty have com­bined their knowl­edge of engi­neering and phys­ical therapy to design, develop, and then deliver two low-​​cost com­mu­ni­ca­tion devices to dis­abled kids living at a pair of orphan­ages in Ecuador.

Co-​​op illustrates Northeastern’s strong Silicon Valley presence

Busi­ness major Samantha Kim is get­ting hands-​​on expe­ri­ence helping develop global mar­keting cam­paigns for VMware in Sil­icon Valley. The uni­ver­sity, today, announced that it is launching a loca­tion in Sil­icon Valley, which is home to some 4,200 alumni and 90 co-​​ops.

Science students explore research, find inspiration on co-​​op

At the annual Col­lege of Sci­ence co-​​op expo, some two dozen stu­dents dis­cussed their co-​​op expe­ri­ences at com­pa­nies, research insti­tutes, and labs from as near as Northeastern’s campus and as far as London, Mada­gascar, and Australia.

Student tackles poverty-​​related issues in Myanmar co-​​op

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies major John Erland, AMD’16, spent six months on co-​​op in Myanmar—which ended its mil­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ship in 2011—teaching cit­i­zens Eng­lish and working on social issues.