Education ‘stakes have never been higher’

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.

Built for Northeastern

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.

Alumni behind former IDEA venture receive $19M to take business to next level

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.

CCIS dean named fellow of leading international computing society

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.

Graduate’s startup brings new edge to razor industry

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.

Healthcare nonprofit works to ‘seed’ next generation of doctors, nurses

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.”

Innovative spirit on display during Global Entrepreneurship Week

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.

Northeastern, US Navy team up for ‘idea hackathon’

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.

Dean charts bold vision for College of Engineering

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.