Connect with hiring startups at tonight’s expo

North­eastern on Tuesday will host its latest On Fire to Hire Startup Expo, where stu­dents and alumni can net­work with area star­tups hiring full-​​time employees, interns, and co-​​ops for the spring 2017 cycle. Here’s what atten­dees need to know ahead of time.

Alumna fights debilitating neurological diseases with science

Beth Stevens, an alumna and neu­ro­sci­en­tist, has spent her career researching dis­eases like Alzheimer’s and schiz­o­phrenia. On Thursday, the MacArthur “genius award” recip­ient joined Pres­i­dent Aoun to dis­cuss her success.

The ‘Uber’ of physical fitness

Mobility Pre­scrip­tion, a per­sonal fit­ness con­sulting firm founded by North­eastern alumnus Ryan Beauch­esne, serves clients of all shapes and sizes, from first-​​time lifters to pro­fes­sional ice hockey players. “We’re mobile,” says Beauch­esne. “We go directly to our clients’ homes.” This evening, he and fellow grad­uate Jimmy Heim will be run­ning a fit­ness boot camp for mem­bers of the uni­ver­sity community.

Baseball lifer’s coaching philosophy took shape at Northeastern

Tim Scan­nell had known that he wanted to become a coach back in the mid-​​1980s, when he was playing high school sports. But it wasn’t until he joined Northeastern’s base­ball team and began playing for leg­endary skipper Neil McPhee that he started to develop a coaching phi­los­ophy, one that would even­tu­ally guide him to unprece­dented suc­cess at col­lege baseball’s Divi­sion III level.

Northeastern alumna, a pioneering neuroscientist, named MacArthur Fellow

Beth Stevens, BPH’93, dis­cov­ered a key func­tion of microglia, a lesser-​​known type of brain cell, that is prompting a shift in thinking about brain devel­op­ment in healthy states as well as in neu­ro­log­ical dis­or­ders like Alzheimer’s disease.