Innovative Risk Rewarded at Northeastern’s RISE

Innovation involves risk, multifarious risk. The risk to venture beyond the known. The risk to create solutions: solutions that often fail. The risk to strive for the solution that succeeds. During Northeastern’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE), risk is rewarded. Read the Article on BostInno

Liveblog: RISE showcases university’s research and entrepreneurial spirit

Coverage of RISE:2016! Follow the Live Blog! Today’s the day—RISE:2016, Northeastern’s Research, Inno­va­tion, and Schol­ar­ship Expo. The annual event show­cases the breadth and depth of our stu­dents and fac­ulty mem­bers’ research and entre­pre­neurial spirit across many dis­ci­plines. We’ll be live blog­ging with full coverage—including photos and video—throughout the day to share with you par­tic­i­pants’ projects, … See More

PITCHing to Perfection. Northeastern attendees are on their way!

Value was visible: everywhere. With each rendition, with each recitation of the PITCH, confidence grew. Body language and tone of voice exhibited this increase in confidence as Hitting Your Target attendees practiced the poignant techniques of pitchmaster Stuart Paap. Combining charisma with experience, Stuart delivered point after point after (pregnant pause) point for Northeastern students … See More

Save the Date for RISE:2016!

On April 7, 2016, the Office of the Provost and the Center for Research Innovation will host Northeastern University’s annual research, innovation and scholarship expo (RISE) for the fifth consecutive year! With over 900 student and faculty presenters, 400 innovative projects and more than 2,000 attendees, RISE continues to be the largest expo of its … See More

RISE Winners – Where Are They Now? – Alison Campbell

Alison Campbell, RISE:2015 Outstanding Student Research Award: Social Sciences, Business, and Law – Undergraduate Alison Campbell received an undergraduate Outstanding Student Research Award in the category of Social Sciences, Business and Law at RISE:2015 for her project, “The Socioecology of Academic Achievement Across Racial Boundaries: The Role of Context in Understanding Disparate Outcomes.” Campbell’s research … See More

RISE Winners – Where Are They Now? – Salar Shahini Shamsabadi

Salar Shahini Shamsabadi, RISE:2015 Innovation Salar Shahini Shamsabadi, ME’14, received two awards at RISE:2015 for his project, “PAVEMON: A GIS Web-based PAVEment MONitoring System.” Shamsabadi received the Innovation Award, which is given to students who discover novel and revolutionary inventions or processes and that can be translated into real-world applications or has practical implications, as … See More

RISE Winners – Where Are They Now? – David Walsh

David Walsh, RISE:2014 Research award David Walsh received the Research Award at RISE:2014 for his project, “Microfluidic Chemotaxis-Based Cell Immunophenotyping for Ocular Diagnostics.” The Research award is given to students who display excellent procedure and method in their exploration and study. Through his research, Walsh has developed a device that could improve monitoring and treatment … See More

RISE Winners – Where Are They Now? – Amir Farjadian

Amir Farjadian, PhD, RISE:2014 People’s Choice Amir Farjadian, PhD’15 received the Entrepreneurship Award at RISE:2014 for his project, “Interactive Cyclists Accident Prevention System (iCAPS).” RISE’s Entrepreneurship Award is the People’s Choice award and is given to students who display research with the greatest entrepreneurial potential. Farjadian’s research addresses the issue of bicycle safety with the … See More

RISE Winners – Where Are They Now? – Chris Marciano

Chris Marciano, RISE:2014 Innovation award Chris Marciano, AMD’13, MA’14, received an Innovation award at RISE:2014 for his project, “The Millennial Village.” Marciano’s architectural innovation is a housing development of Micro Lofts for graduate students and young professionals, master leased by a select group of local institutions. Marciano and his team developed the concept as a … See More

RISE Winners – Where Are They Now? – Doug Townsend

Doug Townsend, RISE:2014 Physical and Life Sciences – Undergraduate Award Doug Townsend, S’15 received an undergraduate award in the category of Physical and Life Sciences during RISE:2014 for his project, “Application of Spectral Cytopathology as a Diagnostic Tool for Barrett’s Esophagus.” Townsend research assessed the diagnostic performance of spectral cytopathy for identifying and classifying disease … See More

Research Celebrated at RISE:2015

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity stu­dents and fac­ulty on Thursday show­cased their entre­pre­neurial spirit and inno­v­a­tive research projects across many dis­ci­plines at RISE:2015. Read full article

Co-​​op on display at RISE:2015

Each year I attend RISE, Northeastern’s annual research, inno­va­tion, and schol­ar­ship expo, I leave even more impressed with the high level and range of research hap­pening here. But this year, I’ve been thinking more about how many of the research projects pre­sented at the event stem in one way or another from stu­dents’ expe­ri­en­tial learning opportunities—particularly … See More

College of Engineering Represented at RISE

The 2015 Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo was a huge success displaying hundreds of posters from various disciplines. Dozens of students represented the engineering and technology category, and two students in particular displayed posters focused around Parkinson’s patients. Read full article    

RISE to the occasion

Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their most recent scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial ventures on Thursday at RISE:2014, Northeastern’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo. Read the full article on News@Northeastern.

Coming Soon – RISE:2015

RISE:2015—Northeastern University’s annual Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo—will be held April 9, 2015. Featuring hundreds of students and faculty presenters, the event will showcase the breadth and depth of innovative thinking and use-inspired research at Northeastern.

Hitting Your Target

More than 50 presenters joined us for the first of a 3-part series of “Hitting your Target” led by Stuart Paap on March 13, 2014. Stuart specializes in pitch training (you may have heard of his involvement giving pitch training sessions for MassChallenge). During this first workshop, Stuart demonstrated his passion for helping smart people … See More

Another record-breaking year for RISE!

The RISE committee is pleased to announce that the number of abstract submissions has exceeded last year’s total of 400. In addition to this great news, RISE will have 90 external judges to represent industry, investment, political, and media personnel – also a new record! Currently, the abstracts are under review and upon approval students … See More

Announcing the Launch of “MyRISE” for RISE Presenters

We are excited to announce the launch of MyRISE, a newly developed online tool/portal that will assist presenters in preparing for RISE:2014! On MyRISE, presenters can create an account and then submit an abstract, upload their poster as a PDF, and upload their video pitch.  Submissions will then be reviewed by the assigned judges based on the … See More

Welcome to the RISE website

Thank you for visiting the RISE website! The RISE Committee has been hard at work to revamp the site for this upcoming year. Please be on the lookout for additional information if you are interested in participating at RISE:2014 as student presenter, faculty presenter, or judge. We hope you find the updates and the upcoming portals useful and informative. If you find that you have any feedback or concerns, please feel free to contact us at

Machines Making Machines: 3-Spark’s ‘Donatello’ Creates Smarter 3D-Printed Parts

A little over a year ago, Rich Ranky was at Northeastern, working on research for his PhD about how to build a force-measuring sensor into a plastic component. Back then, Ranky was injecting conductive slurry into plastic pieces with a caulking gun. Now, his 3D printer, Donatello, prints patented sensors that measure temperature, vibration, heart sensors and electricity, all for a cost between $10 to $15.

RISE:2013 highlights: Kinect rehab, Lego lobsters, 3D printed tech and more

From engadget By Brian Heater posted Mar 22nd, 2013 We were excited and honored when the administration at Northeastern Universityasked us to help judge its RISE:2013 Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo. The event, held at the physical education center on the school’s Boston campus, brings together an incredibly diverse array of research projects covering a impressive number of fields, … See More

Showcasing research, innovation and entrepreneurship

A sus­tain­able urban housing pro­to­type, a sensor-​​laden shirt that tracks exer­cise effec­tive­ness and an inter­ac­tive com­puter game for people with phys­ical dis­abil­i­ties were among the stu­dent and fac­ulty research projects show­cased Thursday at RISE:2012, the university’s research, inno­va­tion and schol­ar­ship expo.

Innovation is a Catalyst, Entrepreneurship is a Mindset & Northeastern’s RISE Bridged the Two

Tracey Dodenhoff, the director of Northeastern’s Center for Research Innovation, said she knew the Center would be successful when the University saw an explosion in entrepreneurship across different disciplines. With over 400 undergraduate and graduate students showcasing their research today at the annual Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE), it’s clear the Center is onto something — and it’s onto something amazing.