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And the winners are…

RISE:2016_Awards

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The breadth and depth of Northeastern’s research and entrepreneurial spirit was on full display Thursday at RISE:2016, the university’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo. Industry leaders judged some 400 projects, which detailed the work of more than 900 Northeastern students and faculty. The judges submitted their ratings and the top award winners were recognized at an afternoon reception in East Village.

“We are very proud of you,” President Joseph E. Aoun said in addressing the award recipients. “I was talking to some of the judges and they were mentioning the passion. Some were talking about the bigger ideas that they saw.”

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And now, here are this year’s award winners:

RISE Awards

Excellence in Research: Mansi Jain: Automated Diagnostic System for Gastric Cancer

Excellence in Innovation: John de la Parra: Biosynthesis of Plant-Derived Pharmaceuticals

Excellence in Scholarship: Sarah Solomon: Housing the Boston Homeless

Greatest Entrepreneurial Potential: Colin Bernardo: 3D Scanning of Neuroanatomical Structures

 

Graduate Innovator Award: Joshua Martin: Developing Hierarchically Reinforced Composites Vi

Best Video Pitch: Jacob Ganley: Functionalizing Antibodies Using Flow Chemistry

 

Outstanding Student Research Awards

Computer and Information Sciences

Undergraduate: Keith Harrigian: Anonymity and Gender Inference on Reddit

Graduate: Mansi Jain: Automated Diagnostic System for Gastric Cancer

Engineering and Technology

Undergraduate: Quan Do: A Sensor-Based App for Video Game Play

Graduate: Joshua Martin: Developing Hierarchically Reinforced Composites Vi

Health Sciences

Undergraduate: Alyssa Long: Pharmacy Student Interactions with Minority Groups

Graduate: Julie Goff: Gross Motor Group Effects on Children with ASD

Humanities and Arts

Undergraduate: Sarah Solomon: Housing the Boston Homeless

Graduate: Joseph di Bella: Re-thinking Structure

Physical and Life Sciences

Undergraduate: Joseph Chung: Development of a Fluorescent Western Blot of CFTR

Graduate: John de la Parra: Biosynthesis of Plant-Derived Pharmaceuticals

Social Sciences, Business, and Law

Undergraduate: Amelie Desrosiers: Pathways to Progress

Graduate: Matthew Murry: Attachment and Emotion Perception Across Adulthood

Interdisciplinary Topics

Undergraduate: Shawn Jones: Triton SCUBA Diving Prosthetic

Graduate: Michael Williams: Human in the Loop Debris Collection

Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

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Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University