The ‘Model’ of excellence

A team of North­eastern stu­dents placed first at the 29th Annual Inter­na­tional Model NATO con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C., a feat that is even more impres­sive when con­sid­ering the cir­cum­stances under which the group won.

Give the gift of voice

In a recent talk at TED Women, asso­ciate pro­fessor Rupal Patel announced The Human Voice­bank Ini­tia­tive: a crowd-​​sourced plat­form that will help give per­son­al­ized syn­thetic voices to people with severe speech impairments.

Two decades of service for STEM education

RE-​​SEED, Northeastern’s vol­un­teer pro­gram that trains retired sci­en­tists and engi­neers to assist sci­ence teachers in the class­room, held its 20th annual con­fer­ence this week to review the program’s 22-​​year his­tory and look forward.

Never heard me before’

At a TED­Women talk on Thursday, North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Rupal Patel described a new project to give per­son­al­ized voices to the voiceless.

Lessons in resilience from Superstorm Sandy

The George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity con­vened dozens of experts from around the country to dis­cuss the need to strengthen trans­porta­tion infra­struc­ture resilience to dis­as­ters like Super­storm Sandy.

How to quantify success

Northeastern’s Center for Com­plex Net­work Research orga­nized a day­long sym­posia on the Sci­ence of Suc­cess on Monday, bringing together experts in fields ranging from busi­ness to physics.

Classroom technology requires academic reboot

Northeastern’s Edu­ca­tional Tech­nology Center and Aca­d­emic Tech­nology Ser­vices hosted Teaching With Tech­nology Day on Monday, bringing together teachers, aca­d­e­mics and industry pro­fes­sionals to dis­cuss the role of com­puters in the classroom.