A case for ‘not playing it safe’

The world is a source of learning and enlight­en­ment and you cannot ignore it,” North­eastern Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun told mem­bers of the Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion on Wednesday evening.

Ask the Entrepreneur: 3Qs with Flytenow

North­eastern stu­dents Matt Voska, E’17, and Alan Guichard, L’14, have launched a small plane-​​sharing ven­ture called Fly­tenow, which con­nects recre­ational pilots with flight enthu­si­asts to make flying more afford­able and accessible.

Your iPhone gets emotional

Vir­tual humans, rela­tional robots, brain imaging devices, and mobile eye-​​tracking tech­nolo­gies were among the inno­v­a­tive research projects high­lighted at a day­long con­fer­ence at North­eastern that explored the inter­sec­tion of emo­tion sci­ence and technology.

Flytenow startup set for takeoff

North­eastern stu­dents Matt Voska and Alan Guichard cre­ated a ven­ture that con­nects small-​​plane pilots with flight enthu­si­asts to make flying more acces­sible and affordable.

Business leaders to students: go green

As part of the Women Who Inspire Speaker Series Tuesday night, pres­i­dents and CEOs of renew­able energy, cli­mate change, and sus­tain­ability com­pa­nies dis­cussed their careers and urged stu­dents and industry pro­fes­sionals to seize oppor­tu­ni­ties in rapidly-​​growing green industries.

Bold ideas take flight at TEDxNortheasternU

Com­mer­cial space flight. Empow­ering foster chil­dren. Human emo­tion and social resi­lence. These were among the many topics and ini­tia­tives speakers explored Sat­urday at TEDxNorth­east­ernU, attended by 100 North­eastern stu­dents and designed to share bold ideas in the community.

From fish tank to food table

Kelsey Julius, AMD/SSH’12, says fish waste could trans­form the urban farming industry. Her ven­ture, Fish Your Food, aims to har­ness the power of a new urban farming tech­nique called aquaponics to grow and market organic produce.

Parking made easy

North­eastern alumnus Onur Erikoglu, E’12, and his cousin have launched a crowd­sourcing appli­ca­tion to help people find parking spots in cities throughout the country.

What does learning require?

North­eastern Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun and Richard Saul Wurman, the TED con­fer­ence cre­ator and a Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of the Prac­tice in the Col­lege of Arts, Media and Design, dis­cussed the com­plex­i­ties of learning and the future of higher edu­ca­tion on Wednesday.