And the winners are…

The breadth and depth of Northeastern’s research and entre­pre­neurial spirit was on full dis­play Thursday at RISE:2016, the university’s Research, Inno­va­tion, and Schol­ar­ship Expo. Industry leaders judged some 400 projects, which detailed the work of more than 900 North­eastern stu­dents and fac­ulty. The judges sub­mitted their rat­ings and the top award win­ners were rec­og­nized at an after­noon recep­tion in East Village.

Building businesses piece by piece

Entre­pre­neur­ship fever is sweeping North­eastern, and stu­dents all across campus are catching the bug. A host of student-​​run oper­a­tions is springing up to sup­port North­eastern star­tups, offering skills and exper­tise in fields from accounting to graphic design to soft­ware coding. To help these groups forge an alliance, fac­ulty member Dan Gre­gory made a lead gift last fall, inspiring par­ents, alumni, and fac­ulty to join in. To date, sup­port for the new initiative—which stu­dents named Mosaic—comes to $425,000.

Blurr, the app that’s out to change how you share photos

Three North­eastern stu­dents have co-​​founded a hyper­local photo-​​sharing plat­form that con­nects people who are in the same place at the same time, like a party or sporting event. Now, the Blurr team is headed to South by South­west to pitch its startup to entre­pre­neurs and investors as final­ists in a national stu­dent startup competition.

Are you fired up to work at a startup?

On Monday night, North­eastern will host its latest On Fire To Hire Startup Expo, where stu­dents and alumni will net­work with star­tups from a variety of indus­tries seeking to hire co-​​ops, interns, and full-​​time employees. Here’s the story of how one stu­dent landed a co-​​op posi­tion after attending the event in the fall.

The power of digital journalism

Grad­uate stu­dent Jorge Cara­ballo Cor­dovez wants to bring the dig­ital media skills he’s learning at North­eastern back home to Colombia to help “recon­struct the social cohe­sive­ness that decades of vio­lence has torn apart.” He’s now received a Google News Lab Fel­low­ship, which will help fur­ther his journey.