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Northeastern women students mentor youngest scientists

Science Club for Girls The mission of Science Club for Girls, a nonprofit organization founded in Cambridge, Mass. in 1994, is to “foster excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls, particularly from underrepresented communities…by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors.” Volunteers have been mentoring at elementary schools since the mid ‘90s, but Northeastern was […]

Professor Wendy Smith collaborates on hornworm genome sequencing

Hornworm Genome . . . Sequenced! An international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the tobacco hornworm—a caterpillar species used in many research laboratories for studies of insect biology. . . The researchers have published their work in a paper titled “Multifaceted biological insights from a draft genome sequence of the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta” in […]
Lisa Feldman Barrett

3Qs: Advice for handling strong emotions post-​​election

Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett provides perspective on the intensity of our emotions this election season, how the campaign might affect us psychologically over the long term, and how we can regain our equilibrium as individuals and as a nation.
Pre-co-op panel, 6 MS Biotech students

Students in MS Biotechnology Share Rewarding Pre-co-op Experiences

On November 14, students in Northeastern’s Biotechnology Professional Science Master’s program gathered in the Curry Student Center to hear their classmates describe the pre-co-op work experiences they had performed during the summer semester. Co-op Coordinator Vanecia Harrison-Sanders moderated the panel. The intent of the pre-co-op is to provide “real-world” learning in industry, government, teaching hospitals, and academic research […]

PhD Profile: Carolina Mattsson

Carolina Mattsson, a Network Science PhD candidate, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about what it’s like to work and study at Northeastern University.
Lisa Feldman Barrett

Psychology professor delves into anger in NYT

There isn't just one type of anger. Recently we've seen many of them displayed in our communities. Which kind of angry have you been?