And the winners are…

The breadth and depth of Northeastern’s research and entre­pre­neurial spirit was on full dis­play Thursday at RISE:2016, the university’s Research, Inno­va­tion, and Schol­ar­ship Expo. Industry leaders judged some 400 projects, which detailed the work of more than 900 North­eastern stu­dents and fac­ulty. The judges sub­mitted their rat­ings and the top award win­ners were rec­og­nized at an after­noon recep­tion in East Village.

Good things come in small packages

Pic­ture this: A sensor the size of two match­sticks side-​​by-​​side that can detect a bac­te­rial infec­tion in two min­utes flat. It would quickly enable health-​​care providers to admin­ister an antibi­otic that tar­gets the spe­cific bug rather than a broad-​​spectrum drug that could be hit-​​or-​​miss. That describes the mind-​​boggling research project that Daniel Ost­berg, E’20, dis­played in Inno­va­tion Alley at RISE:2016.

Building businesses piece by piece

Entre­pre­neur­ship fever is sweeping North­eastern, and stu­dents all across campus are catching the bug. A host of student-​​run oper­a­tions is springing up to sup­port North­eastern star­tups, offering skills and exper­tise in fields from accounting to graphic design to soft­ware coding. To help these groups forge an alliance, fac­ulty member Dan Gre­gory made a lead gift last fall, inspiring par­ents, alumni, and fac­ulty to join in. To date, sup­port for the new initiative—which stu­dents named Mosaic—comes to $425,000.

Blurr, the app that’s out to change how you share photos

Three North­eastern stu­dents have co-​​founded a hyper­local photo-​​sharing plat­form that con­nects people who are in the same place at the same time, like a party or sporting event. Now, the Blurr team is headed to South by South­west to pitch its startup to entre­pre­neurs and investors as final­ists in a national stu­dent startup competition.

Are you fired up to work at a startup?

On Monday night, North­eastern will host its latest On Fire To Hire Startup Expo, where stu­dents and alumni will net­work with star­tups from a variety of indus­tries seeking to hire co-​​ops, interns, and full-​​time employees. Here’s the story of how one stu­dent landed a co-​​op posi­tion after attending the event in the fall.

Northeastern recognized for innovative commitment to social change

The uni­ver­sity was recently des­ig­nated a Change­maker Campus by Ashoka U for its inno­v­a­tive and mean­ingful con­tri­bu­tions to social change in the global com­mu­nity, becoming part of a con­sor­tium of select higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions worldwide.

Blog:  iNSolution

Researchers’ metallic glue may stick it to soldering and welding

Northeastern’s Hanchen Huang and col­leagues, experts in nan­otech­nology, have devel­oped a glue that binds metal to metal to glass to you-​​name-​​it, sets at room tem­per­a­ture, and requires little pres­sure to seal.

Faculty, staff, and students recognized for contributions to fields from engineering and literature to physics

The achieve­ments of North­eastern fac­ulty, stu­dents, and staff garner numerous awards, grants, and acco­lades throughout the year in fields from engi­neering and busi­ness to physics and lit­er­a­ture. Here, we share some of the recent honors.