Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell delivered his final speech as a senior member of the Obama administration on Thursday morning at Northeastern, saying that innovation in higher education is critical to the success of the nation’s democracy. “Our colleges and universities must strive each day to embody the highest aspirations of this country,” he noted.
Getting healthy and staying fit are traditionally among the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Here, we offer up five tips for building a fitter physique in 2017, with insight from the alumni behind Mobility Prescription, a personal fitness consulting firm.
Generate, the student-led product development studio, helps entrepreneurs in the Northeastern community advance their ventures by building prototypes based on their innovative ideas and concepts. “Our vision is to build, inspire, and educate the next generation of entrepreneurial product builders at Northeastern,” says Generate executive director Mina Iskarous.
Ben Anderson and Yin Wang, the co-founders of Amino, a mobile-based social service aimed at connecting users with niche interests, won’t rest until their product is in the hands of every single smartphone-wielding customer in the world. With the help of $19 million in recent funding, the startup just might achieve that goal.
Carla Brodley, dean of the College of Computer and Information Science, was honored by the Association of Computing Machinery for her research in applied machine learning and her leadership in promoting participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computer science.
Ten years ago when Adam Simone, then a Northeastern student, was working on co-op at Gillette in Boston, he never imagined one day launching a startup to compete in the shaving industry. Now, he’s the co-founder of Leaf Shave, which has designed a customizable metal razor that he said is both innovative and cost-effective.
A company inspired by a global co-op experience, another focused on turning organic waste into fertilizer, and a third designed to help students find campus events that interest them were among the startups featured Thursday night at NEXPO.
Vanessa Kerry, a global healthcare revolutionary, discussed the ins and outs of her innovative nonprofit Seed Global Health at the latest installment of the Women Who Empower Speaker Series on Tuesday evening. “We think this is the new face of diplomacy,” Kerry said. “We are committed to raising the next generation of well-trained doctors and nurses who can be agents of change for their countries.”
This week Northeastern holds its annual celebration of entrepreneurship on campus, including two signature events—the Husky Startup Challenge Demo Day and NEXPO—featuring a number of startups launched by students and other members of the Northeastern community.
3DFortify, a spinout from professor Randall Erb’s lab that combines novel 3-D printing technology and magnetics to create the highest resolution composites to date, was among 16 award winners out of more than 1,700 applicants.
The U.S. Navy has turned to Northeastern for its expertise in digital storytelling and data analytics to identify new ways to communicate the Navy experience to millennials. Student coders, designers, and storytellers can participate in the interactive hackathon, with prizes for the winners. The deadline to sign up to participate is today.
Growing up in France, Nadine Aubry knew that she wanted to harness the power of engineering to make a positive impact on the world. Now, as dean of the College of Engineering, she is shaping the future of engineering education while being recognized for her achievements through prestigious appointments and major awards.