How will Northeastern’s chem-​​e-​​car ‘react’ in regional competition?

The car, which stands 18 inches tall and weighs approx­i­mately 25 pounds, is pow­ered by a chem­ical reac­tion trig­gered by a com­bi­na­tion of potas­sium iodine, sul­furic acid, starch, sodium, thio­sul­fate, and hydrogen peroxide.

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.

And the gingerbread houses came crumbling down

Build not to fail” is a lesson all civil engi­neers are taught. But failure was the only option at the annual student-​​run gin­ger­bread house com­pe­ti­tion and oh was it sweet fun!

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.

Take 5: Get to know Northeastern’s Baja SAE team

Northeastern’s chapter of Baja SAE just com­pleted another suc­cessful season, fin­ishing eighth overall at the final com­pe­ti­tion of the year. Here are five fun facts about the motor­sports team and the vehicle designed by engi­neering students.

Beanpot rivalry boosts Relay For Life efforts

The Relay For Life groups led by stu­dents at North­eastern, BU, BC, and Har­vard are engaging in a friendly com­pe­ti­tion to raise the most money for the Amer­ican Cancer Society before the Beanpot cham­pi­onship game on Feb. 10.