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.

Social networks’ hidden resources

Assis­tant pro­fessor Brooke Fou­cault Welles is studying how people can better under­stand and leverage their social net­works to iden­tify valu­able and pre­vi­ously unno­ticed con­nec­tions or resources. She says this work could be par­tic­u­larly valu­able for the military.

Skateboard venture is on the incline

One year since embarking on a mis­sion to elim­i­nate ocean plastic pol­lu­tion, Bureo Skate­boards has now sold 2,000 boards, part­nered with Patag­onia, and estab­lished key rela­tion­ships with Chile’s fishing community.

Demo Day celebrates student innovation

After seven weeks of intense devel­op­ment and prepa­ra­tion, the young entre­pre­neurs behind 16 star­tups pre­sented their ven­tures to the North­eastern com­mu­nity Monday night at the Husky Startup Challenge’s Demo Day.