Researchers to address critical need in tracking young students’ progress

With a $1.6 mil­lion grant from the U.S. Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion, North­eastern pro­fes­sors will develop a Web-​​based system that teachers can use to more easily track the progress of chil­dren with emo­tional or behavior disorders.

NASA competition boosts students’ passion for rockets

The North­eastern Uni­ver­sity chapter of the Amer­ican Insti­tute of Aero­nau­tics and Astro­nau­tics recently under­took its toughest mis­sion to date, and through it learned the power of teamwork.

With NIH award, professor aims to ease a ‘bottleneck’ in vaccine development

North­eastern pro­fessor of chem­ical engi­neering Shashi Murthy has received a four-​​year, $1.4 mil­lion award from the National Insti­tutes of Health to develop a novel instru­ment that would auto­mate an impor­tant process used in cre­ating effec­tive vaccines.

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Students explore nanomedicine research on CaNCURE co-​​ops

Stu­dents in the first cohort of an exciting new cancer nanomed­i­cine research co-​​op pro­gram are wrap­ping up their expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties, which they say have been nothing short of career-​​defining.

Researchers find prescription drug benefit did not save money for Medicare

A research team led by Becky Briesacher, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the School of Phar­macy, has dis­proved a belief that Medicare Part D impacts health out­comes and pro­vides cost-​​offsets in other med­ical services.

When curiosity leads to improved bikes, boogie boards, and Batsuits

For North­eastern asso­ciate vice provost for cur­riculum Katherine Ziemer, ques­tions like “why” and “what if” are the ulti­mate cat­a­lysts for solving prob­lems and making dis­cov­eries. To answer those ques­tions, she turns to the smallest unit of matter: the atom.

Researchers pinpoint epicenter of brain’s predictive ability

In recent years, sci­en­tists have dis­cov­ered that the human brain works on pre­dic­tions, con­trary to the pre­vi­ously accepted theory that it reacts to out­side sen­sa­tions. Now, in a paper pub­lished in Nature, Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor Lisa Feldman Bar­rett has reported finding the epi­center of those predictions.

Researchers’ discovery may explain difficulty in treating Lyme disease

A research team led by Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis present in a new paper that they’ve iden­ti­fied drug-​​tolerant per­sister cells in the bac­terium that causes Lyme dis­ease. They also present a promising approach to poten­tially erad­i­cating this and other infections.

Northeastern hosts DC briefing on urban coastal sustainability

The uni­ver­sity, in part­ner­ship with U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week where experts dis­cussed crit­ical research and policy issues focused on pro­tecting marine ecosystems.

Researchers use mobile phone data to predict employment shocks

North­eastern com­pu­ta­tional social sci­en­tist David Lazer and his inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research team have demon­strated that mobile phone data can be used to pre­dict future unem­ploy­ment rates up to four months before the release of offi­cial reports and more accu­rately than tra­di­tional forecasts.

ISEC by the numbers

Here are some inter­esting fig­ures and fac­toids about Northeastern’s Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Sci­ence and Engi­neering Com­plex. The uni­ver­sity on Thursday held a topping-​​off cer­e­mony for the state-​​of-​​the-​​art facility, which is cur­rently under con­struc­tion on Columbus Avenue.

How to battle disease using Big Data

When it comes to fighting dis­eases in the 21st cen­tury, Big Data is becoming an inte­gral weapon. At the fore­front of this battle is world-​​​​renowned net­work sci­en­tist Alessandro Vespig­nani, who […]

How to turn a student into an engineer

Kelly O’Connell, E’16, and Jake Ver­gara, E’17, reflected on their life-​​changing work for Northeastern’s stu­dent chapter of Engi­neers Without Bor­ders, focusing on how their expe­ri­ences have shaped their engi­neering skills, global per­spec­tives, and co-​​ops.

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.

To battle natural hazards, interdisciplinary research team turns to resilient, sustainable buildings

A team of North­eastern researchers has received a National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion grant to develop a deci­sion frame­work for designing build­ings that are both resilient and sus­tain­able in the face of mul­tiple envi­ron­mental haz­ards like earth­quakes, flooding, and heavy winds.

Northeastern’s commitment to academic priorities, student life highlight Faculty Senate meeting

Uni­ver­sity leaders on Wednesday pre­sented the Fac­ulty Senate with an overview of the fiscal year 2016 budget, which will advance Northeastern’s com­mit­ment to under­grad­uate and grad­uate edu­ca­tion, fac­ulty hiring, stu­dent life, research, and improving its phys­ical and tech­nology resources.

Marine science student wins Hollings Scholarship

Ben­jamin Moran, S’18, has been awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Schol­ar­ship by the National Oceanic and Atmos­pheric Admin­is­tra­tion. The schol­ar­ship includes a 10-​​week paid intern­ship working on a research project under the guid­ance of an NOAA mentor.

I feel like I’ve made an actual impact on the world’

While studying at North­eastern, Christie Civetta, SSH’15, has worked throughout the world to tackle the pre­ven­tion of sui­cide and drug abuse. She’ll share her journey with her fellow grad­u­ates on May 8 when she delivers her Com­mence­ment address.

Northeastern announces year-​​end award winners

A score of stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff will be rec­og­nized for their impres­sive achieve­ments at the Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion, which will be held in the Blackman Audi­to­rium on April 23. Here’s a com­pre­hen­sive list of the honorees.