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