Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial endeavors at the annual expo, where many young researchers were honored with prestigious awards.
It took eight months for a team of 20 Northeastern students to design and then build the 200-pound structure, which will be judged in a regional competition on Friday.
“I’m not arguing that all body products should be collected and distributed in the same way,” says Kara Swanson, an associate professor of law at Northeastern University, “but I think that history suggests that we would be well-served by setting aside our instinctive fear of paid body products as an historic artifact.”
Emma Kaeli, E’18, was one of 260 students selected from a nationwide pool of more than 1,000 applicants to receive this prestigious award for those interested in pursuing research careers.
An interdisciplinary group of Northeastern students and faculty have combined their knowledge of engineering and physical therapy to design, develop, and then deliver two low-cost communication devices to disabled kids living at a pair of orphanages in Ecuador.
Ellie Shin, SSH/S’16, was determined to work on co-op in a campus research lab. She found one, and has quickly made the most of her experiences.
The professor and chair of Northeastern’s Department of Chemical Engineering is an internationally renowned researcher who has pioneered the use of nanotechnology to improve medical devices.
Researchers at Northeastern’s MoBS Lab utilized a public transit model to depict how a hypothetical pandemic can spread across the world. The Epidemic Rapid Transit Map is on display at the New York Hall of Science, beginning today.
Findings reported in a new paper co-authored by Northeastern Distinguished Professor David Lazer challenge conventional wisdom that politics is all about targeting your base and tiptoeing around the opposition.
Graduate students recently met with Massport officials to present recommendations for strengthening infrastructure lifeline resilience at Logan International Airport. The proposals were developed as part of a new interdisciplinary course at Northeastern.
Graduate student Jessica Torossian encountered winter’s beauty in the form of frost flowers while performing field research on blue mussels in the Gulf of Maine.
In a new report released today, researchers at Northeastern’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy have found social equity must play an important role in communities’ commitment to walkable urban development.
Companies also stand to benefit from the positive work-related outcomes fathers experience the more time they spend with their kids, according to D’Amore-McKim School of Business researchers, who present their findings in a new paper.
The prototype prosthetic device, which was designed by five mechanical engineering majors for their senior capstone design project, aims to help amputee farm and agricultural workers control and maneuver tractors.
Immunophysiology researcher Michail Sitkovsky and his colleagues have found that supplemental oxygenation could dramatically increase the survival rate of patients with cancer. The breakthrough findings were published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine.
David Choffnes, a mobile systems expert at Northeastern University, and his research colleagues have released the novel app just four days after the Federal Communications Commission voted for net neutrality.
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.
Northeastern University network scientists have found a way to connect diseases based on their shared molecular interactions, a remarkable step in understanding human diseases.
In this guest post for iNSolution, learn more about how associate professor Carol Livermore is incorporating origami into her science research—specifically, as it relates to tissue engineering.
By the end of the 21st century, climate change will significantly alter an important oceanographic process that regulates the productivity of fisheries and marine ecosystems, Northeastern researchers report in a new paper in Nature. These changes are likely to influence the geographic distribution of marine biodiversity.
Daniel Medwed, an expert in criminal law and a renowned scholar on the topic of wrongful convictions, has been appointed a member of a new Standing Committee on Eyewitness Identification by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
In new research, Northeastern professor David Lewkowicz delivered some intriguing findings about bilingual babies’ lip-reading. But he also says adults do quite a bit of lip-reading every day, probably without even knowing it.
The findings have big implications for understanding how infants acquire speech and language and could play a role in treating and diagnosing children with communicative and learning disorders like autism, says Northeastern professor David J. Lewkowicz.
Northeastern professor Brian Helmuth and a group of international researchers recently published a review paper in Climate Change Responses calling for a new approach to understanding and predicting the impact of climate change.
Many of the principal issues facing coastal sustainability in 2015 are ones the field has been dealing with for some time, says Northeastern’s Marine Science Center Director Geoff Trussell.
Research from Northeastern professor of psychology Iris Berent and her colleagues finds that spoken language and motor systems are intricately linked—though not in the way that has been widely believed.
Murray Gibson, founding dean of the College of Science, discusses some of last year’s most fascinating science advances and what he’ll be watching closely in 2015.
Researchers at Northeastern University’s High Performance Materials and Structures Laboratory are looking to the characteristics of animal scales to help them develop the next generation of lightweight armor systems.
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society will be based in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities for the next five years.
Steven Brill offered a two-step solution to the country’s healthcare crisis during his hourlong lecture at Northeastern University on Wednesday afternoon.
Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, will lead Northeastern’s team involved in a new multi-university consortium, which focuses on healthy aging and innovative approaches to help middle-aged and older adults lead a more active lifestyle.
Fitness trackers accounted for more than half of the 35 million wearable devices in use at the end of 2014. Here, associate professor Stephen Intille, a personal health informatics expert at Northeastern, explains what we can expect from fitness tech in 2015.
The collaboration will give student journalists the opportunity to produce investigative reports that will air on the TV station.
The Obama administration’s agenda, the next presidential campaign, and political behavior on social media are among the topics that assistant professor of political science Nick Beauchamp will be closely following this year.
Northeastern professor Alessandro Vespignani, a world-renowned statistical physicist, is working to forecast the spread of the flu.
Current director Simon Pitts and founding director Michael Silevitch have been recognized for their dedication and innovative work educating and developing strong engineering leaders.