College of Science News

Displaying 1 - 10 of 1655 results
A look at the Marine Science Center from a drone.
, ,

How to explain to scientists how to explain science

An important job for scientists is explaining their work to a general audience, but this is no easy feat in a society where the average citizen knows very little about scientific concepts. Equipping scientists with the tools to effectively communicate their work to diverse audiences was the goal of a conference hosted by Northeastern.
, ,

Biology professor receives 2018 University Excellence in Teaching Award

James Monaghan had just started teaching a class, when the Provost came in and presented him Northeastern University's University Excellence in Teaching Award. "I had no idea it was coming," said Monaghan. "It's the coolest thing that they actually came into class!"
,

Ticks creep into the city, bringing Lyme disease with them

With the sprawling of suburbia comes unwanted new neighbors. Ticks are no longer only dwellers of the deep forest—they can be found in cities, too, said University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis at Northeastern. His lab is working to develop a cure for chronic Lyme disease, which develops in a subset of people diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Professor James Monaghan laughing with male and female student in lab
, ,

Here’s what makes a great teacher

The passion that drives James Monaghan is tissue regeneration; for Denise Garcia, it’s international diplomacy. While their disciplines couldn’t be more different, what earned them the 2018 University Excellence in Teaching Award is what they have in common—a passion for students on both the academic and human level.
a man holding a medal flanked by two women on his right and a man on his left
, , ,

Forensic scientist remembered for his contributions to the field

Dr. Richard Saferstein was a member of the Northeastern community for many years. Last month, the Barnett Institute honored his memory with a newly created award.
, ,

Northeastern divers combed Cozumel’s coral species

A massive Nassau grouper, four species of black corals, and a spotted drum fish were among the aquatic treasures Northeastern divers found on their expedition to Cozumel, Mexico. The trip laid the groundwork for Northeastern students and researchers to plan future expeditions to Cozumel to collect samples for the Ocean Genome Legacy, a repository built to preserve species that may one day go extinct.