A Family Interest in Blood Led Her to the World of Medical Devices

Her father, who worked in Bangalore for a medical device company that specializes in blood, came up with the idea for her project. Her mother encouraged and guided her to make it real. This was how University Scholar Arunika Makam, while still adapting to her life in a new country, was able to develop a […]

Three Scholars Earn Fulbrights

Three University Scholars earned Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to conduct independent research, pursue graduate study, or teach English abroad. They are part of the record number of Northeastern students — 1o in total — who earned the award this year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is America’s premier cultural exchange fellowship. Active in over 140 […]

Next Stop, Dresden: Nguyen Earns DAAD Scholarship for Graduate Study

Congtin Justin Nguyen COE’19 changed his major several times throughout his first year at Northeastern, and even when he made the switch to bioengineering, he wasn’t sure whether it would be the right fit for him. To find out, he decided to get involved in research. That decision proved fateful, not only confirming Nguyen’s interest […]

Moran, Northeastern Alumnus, Becomes University’s First Knight-Hennessy Scholar

University Scholar Benjamin Moran COS’18, a marine biologist dedicated to using his prodigious talents to preserve the oceans at a moment of unprecedented ecological and political crisis, has been named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University. Knight-Hennessy Scholars are selected on the basis of their capacity to drive change while addressing major global challenges, and […]

Minhal Ahmed COE'19

Minhal Ahmed COE ’19 Wins University’s First Mitchell Scholarship

Minhal Ahmed E’19, a bioengineering major with an ambition to break down the walls between the mind and the body and between the physical and social determinants of health, has been named a George Mitchell Scholar, becoming the first Northeastern University student to earn this prestigious award for postgraduate study in Ireland. Ahmed’s story is […]

Erin Bourque CSSH ’19 Earns Pickering Fellowship

University Scholar Erin Bourque SSH’19, an expert on the language, culture, and politics of Russia and the post-Soviet states, has earned the highly selective Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, which funds two years of postgraduate study, provides mentoring and internships, and facilitates entry into the Foreign Service of the US Department of State as […]

Danielle Murad Waiss

This student’s family history in the Holocaust moved her to create a dance performance

Members of Danielle Murad Waiss’ extended family died in the Holocaust, while others were forced to flee to different parts of the world, including to Mexico, where she was born. It’s a family history that inspired her over the past year as she researched, directed, and choreographed a seven-piece dance performance for Northeastern’s annual Holocaust […]

Four University Scholars Earn Goldwater Scholarship

Four Northeastern University undergraduates, all of them University Scholars, have earned the 2018 Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the United States’ premier award for outstanding young researchers in STEM fields. The Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award for students majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering who are interested in pursuing careers in research. […]

Leymah Gbowee

Announcing the 2018 Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation

An annual tradition in the spring semester, the Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation is Northeastern’s first open-classroom style course designed collaboratively by students, and it features thought-leaders and change-makers from both inside and outside the university. The Seminar gives students insight into the groundbreaking work of Northeastern’s innovative and distinguished faculty across the disciplines, […]

2017 Scholars Independent Research Fellowships Awarded!

We are pleased to announce that Scholars Independent Research Fellowships for the summer of 2017 have been awarded. The Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF) will once again fund over 30 summer research and creative projects, conceived independently by Scholars and undertaken with a faculty mentor. This summer, Scholars will document the “Humans of the John […]