Inspiration for next generation of female engineers

In honor of National Engi­neers Week, three mem­bers of Northeastern’s Society of Women Engi­neers share what inspired them to pursue degrees in the field and how they’re working to attract more young women to do the same.

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.