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Arunika Makam

“We Want to Make Sure Kids Are Getting Health Education”

Now that she has returned to campus for her graduation year at Northeastern, University Scholar Arunika Makam is looking forward to assisting younger students off-campus. She is co-president of the Northeastern chapter of Peer Health Exchange, a national non-profit organization that focuses on helping people of high-school age make healthy choices. Makam and her co-president, Jacqueline […]

Elizabeth Wig

Wig Earns NDSEG Fellowship for Electrical Engineering PhD

Elizabeth Wig COE’20 has earned the highly competitive National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship to support her doctoral work in electrical engineering, which she will pursue at Stanford University. The award, which is funded by the research agencies within the United States Department of Defense, recognizes the potential of Elizabeth’s research to contribute to US national […]

Portrait of Rachael Phillips

Rachael Phillips Earns Boren Scholarship

Rachael Phillips CSSH’21, a University Scholar with a keen interest and deep experience in Balkan languages, cultures, and politics, has earned the Boren Scholarship to support a year of linguistic and cultural immersion in Montenegro. The federally-funded Boren Scholarship promotes linguistically-intensive study abroad in regions and languages crucial to US national security. Rachael, an international […]

Photograph of Kritika Singh.

Rhodes Scholar Singh Adds NIH OxCam Scholarship to Accolades

After becoming Northeastern’s second Rhodes Scholar, Kritika Singh COE’20 knew that the University of Oxford would be the next destination on her educational journey. Now, though, her plans have taken more specific shape as Kritika has been named a National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge (NIH OxCam) Scholar as well. The NIH OxCam Program is an […]

This Fulbright Scholar Wants to Find Ways to Prevent or Slow the Spread of Cancer

  Studying a laminated poster of a human cell diagram on the wall of his fifth-grade classroom, with its kaleidoscope-colored blobs and globules the names and functions of which he barely understood, a young Jake Potts found his gaze wandering to the image of the endoplasmic reticulum. Potts, a University Scholar, remembered observing how from […]

Global Population, Climate, and Technology are Changing Human Health. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

We live in a more connected world than ever before. The availability of rapid intercontinental travel means that a disease in one region can easily become a global concern, as the novel coronavirus outbreak has demonstrated in recent weeks. We live in a world where the global effects of climate change, including changes in weather patterns, rising […]

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