On Tuesday, February 19, Northeastern University – Seattle held it’s third and final event marking the opening of its new campus. Hosted by the Institute of Systems Biology, senior science researchers and executives from the area attended an intimate reception with President Joseph Aoun. Led by Dr. Leroy Hood from the Institute of Systems Biology, various members of the community spoke to welcome Northeastern to Seattle. Speeches began with an address by Senator Patty Murray; followed by remarks by King County Executive Dow Constantine. Tayloe Washburn, Dean of Northeastern-University Seattle, spoke about the reason for Northeastern opening a graduate campus in this area and the industry needs of the region that Northeastern can help address. Ken Stuart, PhD (’63) President Emeritus & Founder of Seattle Biomedical Research Institute; Jim Hendricks, PhD President of Seattle Children’s Research Institute; and Larry Corey, MD, President and Director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center all spoke briefly about Northeastern’s potential partnerships in research. The final speech was an address by President Aoun who expressed his gratitude for welcoming Northeastern to Seattle and the important work that can be completed in collaboration between the university and the region. Dr. Hood ended the program with a toast to “Collaboration in Science and Education.” Attendees then continued enjoying the reception while exploring the campus space. The Seattle campus team were pleased with the success of this event, in addition to the “Building Your Talent Pipeline” employer outreach breakfast held in December; and the Open House held in January, which also marked the opening of the campus to the public.
The Seattle Team with President Aoun.
President Aoun gives his speech.
Dr. Leroy Hood proposing a toast to President Aoun.
Tayloe Washburn makes opening remarks.
King County Executive Dow Constantine addresses the crowd.