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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, a NASA team assembled Valkyrie, the 6-foot-2-inch, 275-pound humanoid robot on which an interdisciplinary team of Northeastern students and faculty will perform advanced research and development work.
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.
For Andrew Gouldstone, associate professor in the College of Engineering, the New Horizons’ spacecraft’s historic flyby of Pluto is an exciting lesson in both curiosity and attention to detail.
Working with whip-smart astronauts at NASA has inspired Melanie Whiting to pursue a terminal degree and design her own dream job.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
Northeastern researchers are developing the world’s smallest actuator for use in advanced NASA technologies as well as everyday household robotics.