Janet Napolitano to deliver Northeastern University’s 2014 commencement address

Janet Napoli­tano, the former Sec­re­tary of Home­land Secu­rity who is now pres­i­dent of the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­fornia, will deliver Northeastern’s 112th com­mence­ment address on May 2, 2014.

Students find life calling through co-​​op

Co-​​op doesn’t just pro­vide stu­dents with pre­mier expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties. It also helps many find their life’s pur­pose, said sev­eral Col­lege of Sci­ence stu­dents who shared their sto­ries at last week’s Spring Co-​​op Expo.

Cancer research co-​​op points to exciting career path

Fifth-​​year chem­istry major Mark Naniong’s research while on co-​​op at the Dana-​​Farber Cancer Insti­tute made it to the pages of a pres­ti­gious aca­d­emic journal—and inspired him to pursue a career linked to inno­va­tion in science.

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How does Furby do it?

What do you do in your spare time? Per­son­ally, I’ve been reading Game of Thrones and re-​​​​covering my couch cush­ions. Others play sports or watch movies. But I know of […]

Two decades of service for STEM education

RE-​​SEED, Northeastern’s vol­un­teer pro­gram that trains retired sci­en­tists and engi­neers to assist sci­ence teachers in the class­room, held its 20th annual con­fer­ence this week to review the program’s 22-​​year his­tory and look forward.

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What can Glass do for your health? Quite a bit.

Last week I got to sit in on the end-​​​​of-​​​​year pre­sen­ta­tions for asso­ciate pro­fes­sors Stephen Initlle and Rupal Patel’s class, Rein­venting health­care with Google Glass. You can read all about the […]

Students raise a Google Glass to good health

More than 20 stu­dents in an inno­v­a­tive trans­dis­ci­pli­nary course devel­oped per­sonal health appli­ca­tions for Google Glass, the wear­able com­puter with an optical head-​​mounted display.

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ECE Superstars win at supercomputers

When pro­fessor Dave Kaeli approached them about entering a super­com­puter com­pe­ti­tion, elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering stu­dents Neel Shah and Tushar Swamy had zero expe­ri­ence in the task at hand. “I […]

Faculty Senate discusses accessibility of four-​​year degree option

At Wednesday’s Fac­ulty Senate meeting, admin­is­tra­tors and fac­ulty mem­bers dis­cussed the merits of making the four-​​year/​two co-​​op model a more acces­sible option to stu­dents as interest increases.