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Co-op in Puerto Rico expands student’s interest in environmental health

Earlier this year, behavioral neuroscience major Alejandro Rovira returned home to his native Puerto Rico for a transformative co-op experience. He performed extensive hands-on research to understand environmental health factors that affect pregnant women and their infants after birth. The co-op reinforced his desire to pursue a career in the medical field.

Service-Learning in Biology inspires curiosity in science for students of all ages

The service-learning class Inquiries in Biological Sciences offered a class of first-year students the opportunity to expand their knowledge in biology by focusing on the microbiome, while also giving them the opportunity to visit many partner locations to teach children and adults the fundamentals of biology. 

Northeastern alumna brings renewable energy to rural Africa

Walpert, the founder and CEO of solar company Simusolar, has been studying photovoltaic technology since graduate school at Northeastern. After her undergraduate years at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Walpert received an MS in Physics from Northeastern in 1984.  

Physics research to bring new advancements in high-performance batteries

Arun Bansil, University Distinguished Professor of Physics, led an international team of researchers from Northeastern, Belgium, Japan, and Poland who worked to develop a novel spectroscopic method for unraveling the mechanism underlying reactions that power high-performance batteries.  

NIH grant helps scientist revolutionize fertility research for over 20 years 

Dr. Jonathan Tilly has been working in research in women’s health and fertility for over 20 years. He has received the support of a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that has been renewed yet again, with the current period extending the grant to a quarter of a century of unbroken funding.  Read on to learn about his past two decades of groundbreaking discoveries.

2018 Steele Prize to honor Andrei Zelevinsky posthumously

The 2018 Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research in Discrete Mathematics/Logic will be awarded to Sergey Fomin and Andrei Zelevinsky (posthumously) for their paper “Cluster algebras I: Foundations,” published in 2002 in the Journal of the American Mathematical Society.

Professors’ venture wins MassChallenge award

Ask any academic researcher about their long-term goals and, among them, you’ll likely hear some variation of the phrase “societal impact.” That’s precisely the motivation behind Guardion, a venture developed by two Northeastern faculty members: Swastik Kar, professor of physics, and Yung Joon Jung, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering.