Northeastern alumnus the genius behind life-​​saving EpiPen

Sheldon Kaplan “always wanted to be an engi­neer and to go to North­eastern,” recalls his son, Michael. Kaplan lived out those dreams, and the world-​​famous EpiPen he invented has saved count­less lives. Kaplan, who died in 2009, was inducted this year into the National Inven­tors Hall of Fame. Here’s his story.

Researchers mine ‘a tsunami of free data’ from space

Geospa­tial intel­li­gence is a rapidly growing field that har­nesses the power of today’s “tsunami of free data” and has a range of appli­ca­tions, from national secu­rity to human­i­tarian relief work to dis­aster response. North­eastern is home to one of just 17 U.S. Cen­ters of Aca­d­emic Excel­lence in Geospa­tial Sci­ences and is a bench­mark for online learning in this very tech­nical field.

Student climbing his way through American Ninja Warrior

North­eastern stu­dent and cham­pion climber Josh Levin zipped through the opening round of Amer­ican Ninja War­rior. Tonight, he’ll be on campus for a viewing party with the North­eastern com­mu­nity as NBC airs the show’s Los Angeles finals, in which Levin com­peted. Here, Levin, who’s won nearly 20 climbing national cham­pi­onships, describes how he aced the first Amer­ican Ninja War­rior course.

NASA selects Northeastern for humanoid robot research

North­eastern and MIT are the only uni­ver­si­ties in the country chosen by NASA to per­form advanced research and devel­op­ment work on humanoid robots—robots that could play a role in NASA’s plan to send astro­nauts to Mars.

One giant leap for aerospace club

Northeastern’s stu­dent chapter of the Amer­ican Insti­tute of Aero­nau­tics and Astro­nau­tics is in the midst of a six-​​month rocket con­struc­tion chal­lenge that will cul­mi­nate at NASA’s pres­ti­gious Stu­dent Launch com­pe­ti­tion in April.

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Guest Post: Inside the NASA Langley Research Center

This is a guest blog post by Craig Schmidt, a fourth-​​​​year under­grad­uate stu­dent in the Col­lege of Engi­neering and recip­ient of the pres­ti­gious Ver­tical Flight Foun­da­tion Schol­ar­ship. This summer he’s participating […]

Next stop: space

Rachael Tompa wants to be an astro­naut. The senior chose North­eastern because of its co-​​op pro­gram, which led to her expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­nity at NASA’s Jet Propul­sion Lab­o­ra­tory in Cal­i­fornia. Her next stop? Prob­ably the Inter­na­tional Space Station.

Seniors honored for their outstanding co-​​ops

North­eastern rec­og­nized a group of extra­or­di­nary seniors at the 2014 Coop­er­a­tive Edu­ca­tion Awards, an annual cer­e­mony high­lighting stu­dents who’ve demon­strated out­standing accom­plish­ments on their co-​​op expe­ri­ences across the globe.