Community betterment drives students’ affordable housing design

A group of grad­uate stu­dents in Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs used their cap­stone project to design an afford­able housing devel­op­ment for the bet­ter­ment of one Boston community.

Students design ‘farm arm’ to help operate machinery

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.

Student project targets memory impairment

For its senior cap­stone project, a team of engi­neering stu­dents devel­oped a pro­gram using Google Glass. The stu­dents say it could help memory-​​impaired indi­vid­uals iden­tify people they come in con­tact with and per­form daily tasks.

Welcome to the real world, Iron Man

Elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering cap­stone stu­dents were inspired by the movie Iron Man in their devel­op­ment of goCAD, a pro­gram that allows users to manip­u­late vir­tual objects with nothing but a swipe of their hand.

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Liveblogging the ECE capstone presentations

4:16pm: The awards are in! First place: Page Turner Second place: ICD and 4G^2 Third place: TRAQ and goCAD Peo­ples’ Choice: ICD 3:44pm: Time to breathe and my fin­gers hurt Well, the ECE cap­stone pre­sen­ta­tions are […]

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Capstones in high school

On Monday, 33 STEM high school teachers from around New Eng­land con­verged on Northestern’s campus for the third annual CAPSULE work­shop. Under the direc­tion of prin­cipal inves­ti­gator Ibrahim Zeid, mechanical […]

Engineering capstone offers independence to physically disabled

The first-​​place win­ners in this spring’s elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering cap­stone com­pe­ti­tion designed an eye-​​controlled robotic arm allowing para­plegic patients to feed themselves.

Redesigning Boston’s North End

Civil engi­neering stu­dents cre­ated an inno­v­a­tive solu­tion for lim­iting the neighborhood’s traffic prob­lems and pedes­trian congestion.

Roving robot to the rescue

Student-​​researchers have cre­ated a roving robot named WiLU that may be able to locate and rescue vic­tims of nat­ural disasters.

From Northeastern lab bench to field test in Africa

Ven­ture firm founded by recent alumnus is bringing solar food dryer devel­oped by North­eastern stu­dents to farmers in Cameroon

Building better cancer detection

Engi­neering under­grad­u­ates con­struct a micro­scope that can sim­plify and speed up the diag­nosis of skin cancer

A brainy innovation takes flight

Engi­neering stu­dents develop a brainwave-​​control system for piloting a sim­u­lated air­plane — and cor­po­rate and gov­ern­ment researchers are interested

Students design system to power down home appliances

For engi­neering cap­stone project, North­eastern seniors develop an energy-​​control device that can auto­mat­i­cally cut off power to low-​​priority appli­ances, and pos­sibly help util­i­ties avert blackouts

Chair follows orders, but can act on its own, too

Engi­neering stu­dents win cap­stone design com­pe­ti­tion with voice-​​operated wheel­chair that can avoid poten­tial danger, even when the oper­ator doesn’t detect it

Bridging the gap’

As senior cap­stone, health sci­ences stu­dents designed a com­pre­hen­sive col­lege readi­ness pro­gram to help high school seniors at Squash­Busters make the tran­si­tion to college