For 10 years, engineering professor Richard Whalen has held what he calls an “egg-drop competition on steroids.” If you haven’t participated in an egg drop competition yourself, chances are you’ve at least […]
Cyanobacteria, which are responsible for producing a quarter of the earth’s breathable oxygen, are nearly 3 billion years old, but they’ve yet to be well understood on a genetic level. Associate professor Jacqueline Piret aims to change that.
Hip-hop in American culture and its connections with Barack Obama’s presidency set the stage for a thought-provoking panel discussion with experts in race, music, gender studies, pop culture, and politics.
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.
Northeastern hosted its second annual summit and released the results of a new national survey — both of which focused on critical issues facing colleges and universities, particularly their role in preparing students for the global workforce.
Northeastern’s art gallery received high praise for its most recent exhibit, “Celebrity Type,” and is looking to ride that success toward greater interest both on campus and beyond.
According to a new Northeastern University survey, American higher education is held in high regard, but doubts persist about the system’s ability to prepare students for success in today’s economy.
Students returned to campus this semester to Snell Library’s transformed first floor, which now includes more than 20 new collaborative workrooms, a redesigned InfoCommons and main lobby, and informal study […]
Students packed Centennial Common on Thursday afternoon for the annual event, where representatives from many of Northeastern’s 325 student-run clubs and organizations met with potential newcomers.
Katherine Boo, the award-winning author who penned Behind the Beautiful Forevers, spoke to Northeastern’s 116th entering class Tuesday night about the people, places, and inequalities in Mumbai that inspired her first non-fiction book.
Chemistry professor and chair Graham Jones uses environmentally (and financially) friendly methods to conduct organic drug research.
On Wednesday afternoon, incoming science students (and all incoming students, for that matter) will have the pleasure of “Twitter chatting” with someone not too far removed from their own experience. […]
A collection of DNA samples featuring some of the world’s most rare, strange, and remarkable ocean creatures will move to Northeastern’s world-class coastal research facility later this year
Eight Northeastern undergraduates took on a challenge posed by professors Matthias Felleisen and David Van Horn: Three years later they’re holding the some 300-page product of their efforts.
When Mohit Bhardwaj was a freshman in high school he traveled from his home in Lusaka, Zambia to Boston. with Lead America. For nine days, he and a group of […]
Two-dozen students from Boston-area high schools will spend the next six weeks working in Northeastern labs through the Center for STEM Education’s Young Scholars Program.
Northeastern University and the Learning by Giving Foundation have launched the world’s first massive online open course on philanthropy and informed civic engagement. Some 10,000 students have already registered.
“The problem is that islanders on the Solomon Islands in remote villages walk two to three hours to collect kerosene for their lamps and cooking stoves, time they could be […]
The pioneering degree program, which will begin this fall, will focus on an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand the underlying complexity of various systems.
Emergency relief attempts often suffer due to problems with the radio spectrum rescuers use to communicate with one another. A team of engineering students developed a device to help change that.
Northeastern researchers are developing a neuronal-based control system that would allow the RoboBee to forage for flowers.
Northeastern graduate students are working to develop the next generation of energy efficient lithium batteries.
Pharmacy graduate Nick O’Donnell earned an award at the RISE:2013 expo this spring for his work investigating the adverse effects of intravenous sedatives.
Northeastern’s Professional Science Master’s degree program in biotechnology, now in its 10th year, is a model for similar programs around the world.
A team of engineering students conceived a smart toothbrush at the annual Engineers for the Greater Good competition, winning first place and a $1,500 stipend to turn the concept into reality.
Recent mechanical engineering graduate Andy Benn isn’t used to having time on his hands. Spending an afternoon playing tennis and eating lobster rolls, is well, unprecedented for the former Baja […]
Distinguished Professor of Physics Sri Sridhar is establishing Northeastern as the go-to knowledge resource for clinical and commercial translation of basic university research.
Northeastern doctoral candidate Daniel Blustein developed a curriculum to introduce middle school students to biomimetic science, the focus of his own research.
Northeastern students coach and mentor dozens of budding ballplayers in the program, which serves boys and girls ages 9 to 12.
Here are five graduating seniors whose entrepreneurial tracks exemplify the wide range of opportunities on campus and around the world.
The Northeastern experience gives students a career edge after graduation, whether they’re landing dynamic positions in their fields or advancing their education in top graduate programs.
Student commencement speaker Miguel de Corral has worked, studied, and conducted field research in 17 countries around the world and dreams of becoming a foreign policy adviser.
The university will hold its 111th Commencement exercises on Friday to honor its graduates as well an influential group of leaders receiving honorary degrees. Commencement celebrations kicked off Thursday with the second-annual doctor of philosophy hooding ceremony.
Industrial engineering major Kendall Sanderson studies how to use systems engineering to streamline the healthcare industry.
Northeastern recognized 17 accomplished seniors at the Outstanding Cooperative Education Awards Ceremony, held last week in the Curry Student Center Ballroom. The students’ co-op experiences include working at Boston’s world-class […]