Science students explore research, find inspiration on co-​​op

At the annual Col­lege of Sci­ence co-​​op expo, some two dozen stu­dents dis­cussed their co-​​op expe­ri­ences at com­pa­nies, research insti­tutes, and labs from as near as Northeastern’s campus and as far as London, Mada­gascar, and Australia.

Student tackles poverty-​​related issues in Myanmar co-​​op

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies major John Erland, AMD’16, spent six months on co-​​op in Myanmar—which ended its mil­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ship in 2011—teaching cit­i­zens Eng­lish and working on social issues.

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.

Students advocate on Beacon Hill for need-​​based financial aid programs

A group of North­eastern stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in Stu­dent Finan­cial Aid Day at the State House, meeting with state sen­a­tors and rep­re­sen­ta­tives to advo­cate con­tinued sup­port of need-​​based finan­cial aid programs.

President Aoun cautions about federal rating system, proposes innovative metrics to measure outcomes

As the White House pre­pares its frame­work for a new col­lege rat­ings system, Pres­i­dent Aoun pro­posed a series of crit­ical value-​​added indi­ca­tors for uni­ver­si­ties to help fam­i­lies have access to more reli­able and trans­parent infor­ma­tion for mea­suring stu­dents’ career and per­sonal success.

February’s can’t-miss campus events

Here’s a run­down of some exciting events taking place at North­eastern this month that you won’t want to miss.