NASA selects Northeastern for humanoid robot research

North­eastern and MIT are the only uni­ver­si­ties in the country chosen by NASA to per­form advanced research and devel­op­ment work on humanoid robots—robots that could play a role in NASA’s plan to send astro­nauts to Mars.

Capstone project helps people who are blind navigate city intersections

Crossing a busy city inter­sec­tion can be a pre­car­ious task for any pedes­trian, a maze fraught with var­ious obsta­cles. A new app, designed by North­eastern engi­neering stu­dents, would help blind or visu­ally impaired people nav­i­gate that maze.

Student’s materials research leads to Goldwater Scholarship

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.

Scaling up armor systems

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.

Looking ahead: Cybersecurity in 2015

U.S. busi­nesses suf­fered a score of data breaches in 2014. Here, William Robertson, an assis­tant pro­fessor and web secu­rity expert, explains what we can expect from cyber­se­cu­rity in the new year.

Silicon Valley spring break leads to high-​​tech career

Marta Skomin, E’14, spent her 2012 spring break in Sil­icon Valley, net­working with high-​​tech employers and learning more about the industry. The expe­ri­ence led first to a co-​​op job and then to a full-​​time posi­tion with the same company.

Students build community through robotics engineering

Nutrons 125, Northeastern’s robotic engi­neering stu­dent club, offers area high school stu­dents the chance to design, build, and test a robot in com­pe­ti­tions around the region.

Alum earns entrepreneurship award for startup

North­eastern post­doc­toral researcher Asan­terabi Malima, PhD’13, received the Entre­pre­neurial Award during Mass­a­chu­setts’ cel­e­bra­tion of Africa Week in recog­ni­tion of his founding a biotech firm and devel­oping a device that enables early, low-​​cost dis­ease detection.

New master’s program to prepare future security professionals

North­eastern will launch a first-​​of-​​its-​​kind, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary grad­uate pro­gram this fall to train the next gen­er­a­tion of secu­rity pro­fes­sionals to face the new and evolving chal­lenges of the 21st century.