Your homework? Give money to charity

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.

That’s one smart toothbrush

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.

Lego robots go for the gold

North­eastern doc­toral can­di­date Daniel Blus­tein devel­oped a cur­riculum to intro­duce middle school stu­dents to bio­mimetic sci­ence, the focus of his own research.