Celebrating College of Science Faculty and Staff Excellence
The College of Science Awards was celebrated on April 27, 2023. Faculty and Staff were recognized for their dedication to the growth and overall success of the college.
May 11, 2023
Announcing the 2024 TIER 1 Award Recipients
Twenty-nine interdisciplinary teams—ten include College of Science faculty members—have been selected to receive 2024 TIER 1 Awards, three of which are Mentored Awards. The TIER 1 Seed Grant/Proof of Concept Awards Program is supported by the colleges and the Senior Vice Provost for Research. This competitive program encourages individual faculty members to form multidisciplinary teams […]
May 11, 2023
Northeastern students awarded Goldwater Scholarships
Three Northeastern students are taking home Goldwater Scholarships this year to further their undergraduate studies, tackle research goals and take more meaningful steps toward their futures.
April 28, 2023
Northeastern co-op is Training Massive Sea Lions and Smaller Harbor Seals
“I created my own co-op,” says Welch, 19, who is studying ecology, evolution and biology with an eye on veterinary school.
April 25, 2023
New Northeastern lab studying ticks and Lyme disease
Most people try to keep their distance from the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease and the bacterium that causes it. Not researcher Constantin Takacs. He plans to order one and is cultivating the other in his new lab at Northeastern.
April 21, 2023
Inside Rebecca Carrier’s Advanced Drug Delivery Research Lab
“One problem I saw as a formulation scientist was that a lot of what we did was trial and error,” says Carrier, associate chair for research in the chemical engineering department, professor of chemical engineering with affiliations in bioengineering and biology.
April 13, 2023
Behind the Beanpot: An Exclusive Q&A with Megan Carter, COS Student and Member of the Women’s Ice Hockey Team
With only days away from the beloved Beanpot championship, Megan Carter, a senior biology student and member of the women’s ice hockey team, joined us for an exclusive Q&A on her passions on and off the ice.
February 13, 2023
Do milder winters mean Lyme disease season lasts all year?
The lack of snow cover and mild winter weather that has people trading in snowshoes and skis for hiking boots, and shovels for gardening rakes, is also increasing their exposure to Lyme disease year-round, scientists say.
February 06, 2023
Drink that kombucha at your own risk: What a Northeastern scientist thinks about popular gut health advice
Type “gut health” in your search browser and you will find millions of popular web entries that tell you to take charge of your gut and eat specific foods to improve its condition. First came probiotics. Then whole grains. Next, grocery stores started to devote whole display cases to kombucha. And now we are rediscovering the taste of other fermented foods.
February 03, 2023
Northeastern student wins Mitchell Scholarship
Growing up, Vivek Kanpa never wanted to be a computer scientist like his parents. They would try to teach him how programming works by showing him the “Hello, World!” program or Java language.
January 24, 2023
The fungal zombies in HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ are based on real, horrifying biology
In the premiere of HBO’s big budget video game adaption “The Last of Us,” a scientist on a 1960s Dick Cavett-like talk show raises the idea that a fungal, not viral, infection will spell the end of humanity. On the surface, it’s laughable, and the idea is met with bemused laughter by the host and audience. But as the scientist explains his theory, the energy in the room slowly shifts…
January 18, 2023
The layers of science behind every World Cup kick
Northeastern professors Dagmar Sternad and Arun Bansil break down the physics and neuroscience behind World Cup soccer ball kicks.
December 08, 2022
The Mathematical Patterns Hidden in Northeastern’s Arboretum
The Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio are present everywhere in nature, including in the Northeastern University Arboretum. Northeastern mathematics professor Evan Dummit explains how the phenomenon is more than a coincidence.
November 23, 2022
Northeastern student helps launch new sport for people with disabilities in Boston
Dylan Hogan, a Northeastern pre-med student, coached the Boston team at the inaugural volt hockey World Cup in Sweden.
September 22, 2022
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April 7, 2023
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March 7, 2023
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February 6, 2023
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January 30, 2023
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January 24, 2023
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January 19, 2023
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January 17, 2023
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December 1, 2022