Northeastern University has signed agreements with institutions in Cuba officially establishing partnerships that will lead to a range of new academic opportunities—from global co-ops to research—for Northeastern students and faculty.
New faculty member Ameet Pinto, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is working to answer that question. Specifically, his research focuses on the role of microbial organisms in drinking water and how they continue to survive today’s exhaustive water treatment processes.
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.
“An arm for a leg.” No, the line is not part of a bargaining exchange. It’s the catchy title of Thomas Reilly’s research poster at RISE:2016. Reilly, BHS’16, is devoted to […]
“I study termites,” says Erin Cole, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology. “I’m not here to tell you how to kill them.” No, she’s here at RISE:2016 to […]
Picture this: A sensor the size of two matchsticks side-by-side that can detect a bacterial infection in two minutes flat. It would quickly enable health-care providers to administer an antibiotic that targets the specific bug rather than a broad-spectrum drug that could be hit-or-miss. That describes the mind-boggling research project that Daniel Ostberg, E’20, displayed in Innovation Alley at RISE:2016.
The judging is underway at RISE:2016. The doors opened at 10 a.m., and presenters are talking with judges and visiting with expo attendees.
At two academic plan town hall meetings on Monday, members of the Northeastern community examined strategic themes—doctoral education, and research and scholarship—of the academic plan, which will guide the university’s course over the next 10 years.
In recognition of its forward-thinking approach to food, Northeastern Dining was invited to join the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, which promotes interdisciplinary research and practice to offer healthier, more sustainable menus in dining halls across the country.
“I had thought about being a doctor before this experience,” said Keeyon Olia, S’18, “but not as seriously and not with as much confidence.”
Through Northeastern’s population health doctoral program, Cassidy Griffin combines her doctoral studies with research at MEDITECH, a Massachusetts-based health information company. In so doing, she is learning how to conduct both discovery– and innovation-driven research on how population health and data analytics can help organizations improve efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery.