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2016 Scholars Service/Research Projects

A unique option for civic engagement, the Scholars Service/Research Projects offer University Scholars the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams on self-directed, yearlong research projects that are carried out in close collaboration with a community partner. Many of these projects are ongoing and were presented at last year’s Service/Research Project Celebration. Below are brief summaries of this year’s opportunities; […]

Polevy's “scratch work” while trying to construct a function showing that a fair division must exist.

Scholars Independent Research Fellowship: The Topology of Fair Division

University Scholars have the opportunity to apply for a Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF), which provides training and funding to carry out independent research projects. Continuing our series of blog posts by SIRF recipients, University Scholar Maxwell Polevy, CCIS ’17, discusses the mathematics informing his project entitled, The Topology of Fair Division. Suppose we have […]

Amy Zhao at the Forbidden Palace in Beijing, China.

Scholars Independent Research Fellowship: Finding Face

University Scholars have the opportunity to apply for a Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF), which provides training and funding to carry out independent research projects. Below, University Scholar Amy Zhao, COE ’18, reflects on her experience conducting research in China this summer for her project entitled, Finding Face: The Power of Narrative through Chinese and […]

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Whale Watch Reflection

In July, the Scholars Program brought students on a Whale Watch as one of many summer events. Below is a reflection on the event by University Scholar Lindsey Bressler ’13. A few months ago, along the coast of a dilapidated row of hotel beachfront properties, I learned about the plight of the disappearing red crabs. […]

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A Day at the ICA

In June, the Scholars Program brought students to the Institute of Contemporary Art as one of many summer events. Below is a reflection on the event by University Scholar Kristen Brown ’13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxM_ZKYdvqQ (link to “The Hunt”) My favorite moment from our visit to the Institute of Contemporary Art happened towards the beginning of the guided tour. […]

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Hannah Bergam Earns Muckenhoupt Scholarship

Congratulations to Hannah Bergam, COS’17, who recently earned the Dr. Carl F. Muckenhoupt Scholarship! The Scholarship, which provides support to an undergraduate student majoring in science or math in the College of Science, is designed to recognize students with “a demonstrated interest in aiding the environment.” According to Bergam, her co-op, research, and volunteer experiences […]

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Native American History at the Arboretum

In June, the Scholars Program brought students to Arnold Arboretum as one of many summer events. Below is a reflection on the event by University Scholar Marc Tawfik ’13. Our tour guide, David, stopped us at one point during the tour to talk about a book written on Native American languages, the author of which I unfortunately […]

Summer Events for Scholars

We are pleased to announce an exciting slate of opportunities for our Summer 2016. There is something for everyone — whether you want to listen to the American genius of Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples celebrating Independence Day, get out on the Charles River, learn the flamenco, or see the amazing acrobatic artistry of Cirque de Soleil — with […]

Matt Connolly, DMSB’16, is an entrepreneur who ran his business, M13Y, while studying at Northeastern. He also worked on co-op at Amazon as an undergraduate and will work there full time after graduation. He Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Meet the Graduate: Matt Connolly

Matt Con­nolly started his first e-​​commerce busi­ness as a teenager out of his garage at his home in Troy, New York. The bud­ding entre­pre­neur came to North­eastern eager to take advan­tage of the university’s co-​​op and entre­pre­neur­ship pro­grams. Not only has his own busi­ness grown while he was at North­eastern, but Con­nolly, DMSB’16, worked on co-​​op […]

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Meet the Graduate: Wendy Chu

Wendy Chu chose to attend North­eastern because she felt the uni­ver­sity “stretched the def­i­n­i­tion of col­lege stu­dent.” Even though she had always been inter­ested in public ser­vice and social impact, North­eastern helped her find oppor­tu­ni­ties to con­duct research, engage with the com­mu­nity, gain real-​​world work expe­ri­ence on co-​​op, and dis­cover new coun­tries and cul­tures abroad. Four […]