Bright IDEA: Student-​​run venture accelerator celebrates fifth anniversary

Mem­bers of Northeastern’s thriving entre­pre­neurial ecosystem came together Friday night to com­mem­o­rate the fifth anniver­sary of IDEA and cel­e­brate the announce­ment of a gift endowing the student-​​run ven­ture accelerator’s CEO position.

Northeastern community’s highest achievements honored

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.

Gordon Engineering Leadership Program presented with prestigious national award

The National Academy of Engi­neering on Friday for­mally pre­sented cur­rent director Simon Pitts and founding director Michael Sile­vitch with the 2015 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Inno­va­tion in Engi­neering and Tech­nology Edu­ca­tion for their lead­er­ship and impact on Northeastern’s Gordon Engi­neering Lead­er­ship Program.

Entrepreneurial opportunities in eldercare

A panel of experts on Wednesday dis­cussed how the growing pop­u­la­tion of adults over 65 and advance­ments in tech­nology present oppor­tu­ni­ties for entre­pre­neurs to bring much-​​​​needed inno­va­tions in elder­care. Northeastern’s […]

Phone charging station pilot program underway across campus

Five mobile phone charging sta­tions devel­oped by Ryan Wright, E’09, are now at key loca­tions around campus for the North­eastern com­mu­nity to try out and pro­vide feed­back on.

The science behind your Netflix recommendations

More than eight out of 10 movies or TV shows Net­flix users watch are based on the site’s rec­om­men­da­tions. Those sug­ges­tions are the result of com­plex algo­rithms, according to Carlos Gomez Uribe, vice pres­i­dent of product inno­va­tion at Net­flix, who spoke on campus Thursday as part of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series.

President Aoun and inventor Robert Langer talk innovation

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun on Wednesday after­noon sat down with Langer — inventor, entre­pre­neur, and engi­neer extra­or­di­naire — to dis­cuss Langer’s awe-​​inspiring ability to har­ness the power of sci­ence and engi­neering to develop drug delivery sys­tems and life-​​saving technologies.

The startup matchmaker

Mem­bers of the university’s entre­pre­neur­ship com­mu­nity con­vened Wednesday to for­mally launch the the Daniel J. McCarthy(s) Ven­ture Men­toring Net­work, which is designed to match stu­dent, fac­ulty, and alumni entre­pre­neurs with expe­ri­enced alumni and other industry professionals.