Hey, bacteria are individuals too

Advances in obser­va­tional tech­nolo­gies show that pop­u­la­tions of bac­te­rial cells are as diverse as any other species, but ana­lyt­ical tools have yet to evolve to study this indi­vid­u­ality, says asso­ciate pro­fessor of civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering Ferdi Hellweger.

Northeastern students tackle healthcare

At the bian­nual meeting of the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion Center for Health Orga­ni­za­tions Trans­for­ma­tion, grad­uate stu­dents from pro­fessor James Benneyan’s Health­care Sys­tems Engi­neering Insti­tute pre­sented the results of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary projects aimed at fixing the health­care system.

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Egg drop on steroids

For 10 years, engi­neering pro­fessor Richard Whalen has held what he calls an “egg-​​​​drop com­pe­ti­tion on steroids.” If you haven’t par­tic­i­pated in an egg drop com­pe­ti­tion your­self, chances are you’ve at least […]

How to develop cutting-​​edge technologies faster

North­eastern hosted the first in a series of regional work­shops for the Mate­rials Genome Ini­tia­tive, an Obama admin­is­tra­tion effort to reduce the time and cost needed to develop novel mate­rials that can advance man­u­fac­turing and strengthen the economy.

Cultural immersion sparks innovation

As part of Northeastern’s inau­gural Dia­logue of Inno­va­tion and Civ­i­liza­tion pro­gram, stu­dents con­ducted field­work and devel­oped inno­v­a­tive, engineering-​​based solu­tions to the eco­nomic and agri­cul­tural chal­lenges facing local farmers in Cameroon.