RISE and shine

Photo by Brooks Canaday/Northeastern University

Photo by Brooks Canaday/Northeastern University

Today’s the day—RISE:2016, Northeastern’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo. The annual event showcases the breadth and depth of our students and faculty members’ research and entrepreneurial spirit across many disciplines. We’ll be live blogging with full coverage—including photos and video—throughout the day to share with you participants’ projects, innovations, stories, and much more.

Here’s what you need to know about RISE this year. The expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Cabot Cage. There were more than 400 abstract submissions for RISE this year. Nine hundred students and faculty will be participating, and better than 100 industry judges will be reviewing their posters, listening to their pitches, and scoring their video submissions. (This year, for the first time, all RISE participants had to submit a video pitch.)

The expo will be followed by an awards ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. in East Village. Awards will be given to students in seven categories, and there will also be four RISE Awards for showing excellence in each of the following areas: research, innovation, scholarship, and entrepreneurship. There will be an award for the best video pitch, as well.

Our blog will also feature a compilation of social media posts about RISE from throughout the day, and you can follow RISE on Twitter using #GotResearch.