Student & Faculty Stories

The perfect pacifier

Graduate student Jaclene Forlano sought to find the perfect pacifier. Not just one with a stuffed animal hanging from it to entertain infants, but one that can help pre-term infants […]...

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The gamification of rehabilitation

Peter Scannell, E’16, is one of five engineering students working to harness the power of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to help stroke patients overcome hemispatial neglect. Also called [&...

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Good things come in small packages

Picture this: A sensor the size of two matchsticks side-by-side that can detect a bacterial infection in two minutes flat. It would quickly enable health-care providers to administer an antibiotic tha...

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Household wind turbines

Today’s wind turbines are gargantuan structures that require high wind speeds to generate large amounts of energy for consumers. One group of engineering students presenting at RISE:2016—and featu...

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And they’re off

The judging is underway at RISE:2016. The doors opened at 10 a.m., and presenters are talking with judges and visiting with expo attendees....

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Valkyrie has landed

Valkyrie has landed

On Wednesday, a NASA team assembled Valkyrie, the 6-foot-2-inch, 275-pound humanoid robot on which an interdisciplinary team of Northeastern students and faculty will perform advanced research and dev...

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Valkyrie has landed

Valkyrie—the 6-foot-2-inch, 275-pound humanoid robot on which an interdisciplinary team of Northeastern students and faculty will perform advanced research and development work—is up and walking....

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