Boston middle school students visited campus last week to try out some new virtual reality games being designed for physical therapy patients. Their game-playing will help researchers refine patient treatment and advance interdisciplinary research.
Over the past century, the discipline of physics has expanded exponentially, crossing boundaries into areas as diverse as biology and engineering. Network scientists in the lab of Albert-László Barabási analyzed how this growth drives technological breakthroughs that improve our lives.
The Network Science Institute, home of the nation’s first doctoral program in network science, brings together an interdisciplinary team of renowned Northeastern scholars to plumb the structure and function of systems and develop intervention strategies to improve the health and security of people around the world.
Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial endeavors at the annual expo, where many young researchers were honored with prestigious awards.
Five Northeastern faculty members participated in an interdisciplinary forum examining January’s attacks in Paris and their place in the larger context of conflicts, terrorism, free speech, and inequality.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern University has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new ways to study how marine organisms respond to climate related severe temperature stress.
A few years ago, biologists Slava Epstein and Yoshiteru Aoi fantasized about a device that would work like a highway lane closure to isolate pure bacterial samples from the environment. They teamed with assistant professor of chemical engineering Ed Goluch to make their dream a reality.
Northeastern last week convened an interdisciplinary group of national experts to discuss cutting-edge research and methodological breakthroughs in healthcare organization and management science.
Northeastern associate professor Jon Grabowski, an expert in marine science and fisheries and a member of the New England Fishery Management Council’s Habitat Plan Development Team, is working with fisheries scientists and managers to develop tools that will enhance fisheries habitat management.
At a recent conference at Northeastern’s School of Law, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Carol Browner said history and nature can help guide cities in finding interdisciplinary solutions to challenges in urban sustainability.
The ethos behind the mission of the Northeastern Center for the Arts is simple, says center director Bree Edwards: “Artists, creativity, and entrepreneurship contribute to society in incredibly thoughtful, provocative, and challenging ways.”
Renowned digital humanities scholar Julia Flanders, a new professor of the practice at Northeastern, leads two dynamic endeavors: The Women Writers Project and Digital Humanities Quarterly.