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April showers brought... a hive of activity to Northeastern

Flowers begin to bloom on Northeastern’s Boston campus. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a picture of the technicians at Northeastern’s Life Sciences Testing Center celebrating the university’s one millionth coronavirus test is worth a whole lot more. In addition to the milestone achievement this month, the university’s campuses were abuzz with end-of-the-semester activity. Northeastern honored its outstanding students, researchers, and faculty. Students wrapped up their final projects (and some installed them on the Boston campus). Mindfulness and wellbeing took top priority. Take a look back at April through the lenses of Northeastern’s award-winning photographers.

Laura Dudley, assistant clinical professor of applied psychology, teaches yoga during an Introduction to Mindfulness class in the Sacred Space.
Laura Dudley, assistant clinical professor of applied psychology, teaches yoga during an Introduction to Mindfulness class in the Sacred Space. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Students in professor Hanumant Singh's autonomous field robotics class prepare to test drive a simulated self-driving car outside the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

 

The milestone of one million coronavirus tests were celebrated by lab technicians in Northeastern's Life Science Testing Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, on April 27, 2021. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
The milestone of one million coronavirus tests were celebrated by lab technicians in Northeastern's Life Science Testing Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, on April 27, 2021. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Albert-László Barabási, Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and university distinguished professor of physics at Northeastern, with a model from the Network Science Institute. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Maia Fernandez, who studies communications and graphic design, finds a place to study in the Curry Student Center tunnel. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Four new pieces grace Northeastern’s Boston campus as the result of a new architecture studio course, Furniture Urbanism. Students wanted to make “something that would bring people together after this year of isolation,” said Alexandria Batiste, whose team created a bench complete with a seesaw. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
A photography technique called an in-camera multiple exposure captures a students walking past the Snell Engineering building overlaid with an image of magnolia blossoms. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Undergraduate and graduate students were celebrated for their intellectual curiosity, ambition, and interdisciplinary approach to learning during the annual Huntington 100 ceremony. More than 800 were nominated for the honor, the most in the program’s 15-year history. “You are models for the rest of the students,” said Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Benjamin Gincley, a graduate student at Northeastern who studies algae and planktons in rivers and in surface water reservoirs, works in the Pinto Lab in the Mugar Life Sciences Building. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Architect students Megan Arseneau and Acadia Alden install a sitting piece on Richardson Plaza for their Furniture Urbanism course final project. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern University Pep Band performs on Krentzman Quad to close out the spring semester and ring in finals week. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Ethan Derikito, left, and Arun Chundru, who both study mechanical engineering, work on a rocket engine in the Forsyth building capstone lab for AerospaceNU. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Morgan Pfaff, who studies biochemistry, conducts biomaterial research for bone graft applications in Egan Research Center. Pfaff recently received an NSF grant. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Morgan Pfaff, who studies biochemistry, conducts biomaterial research for bone graft applications in Egan Research Center. Pfaff recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
An unseasonable snowstorm lent a frosting of white to the Boston campus. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Northeastern University Police Chief Michael A. Davis brings a deep reservoir of experience and professional perspective to the murder conviction of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin and the racial reckoning rippling through law enforcement. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Developing new disease treatments can take years. That's why Northeastern researcher Deisy Morselli Gysi and her colleagues looked at existing drugs to treat COVID-19. And now they have four strong contenders. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
The city of Boston is reflected in an Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex window while graduate student Abdulmajeed Salamah grows cells for a transfection during a biotechnology applications laboratory course. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Students enjoy Northeastern's Boston campus. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
“Connections are super important at Northeastern because it is such a large school,” says Jessica Jha, a fourth-year behavioral neuroscience major. “If you don’t have connections, you struggle to hear about different opportunities or experiences.” Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Mechanical engineering major Amanda Vasconcelos considers herself “one of the lucky people” to have always known what career she wanted. Now, she’s building animatronic toys as a co-op at toy-maker Hasbro. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Bitcoin rose to an all-time high of $65,000 in mid-April before a recent swoon. It started the year below $30,000. Photo illustration by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Graduate students Antea Risso, bottom right, Vageeswar Rajaram, top left, and William Zhu, top right, conduct research in the Northeastern Sensors and Nano Systems Laboratory in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Northeastern is donating more than $280,000 worth of extra face shields, nasal swabs, and other personal protective equipment to Whittier Street Health Center, a health clinic in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Christopher D'Orazio, a warehouse worker, sorts through the donated items on April 26, 2021. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
From left to right, Spencer Jacobs-Skolik is pursuing a career in biosignal processing. Rebecca Leeper, an engineering major who graduated in 2019, says her donations and volunteer work at the Young Alumni Advisory Board helps her remain connected to the innovation and growth at Northeastern. Jack Dalton, a sixth-year student who wants to use his graduate degree in public health to land a job in health policy for the LGBTQ community. Connor Holmes has dedicated his academic career to improving health services for marginalized communities around the world. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Spring blooms on the Boston campus. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Cameron Young has spent the last two semesters on co-op at Boston Children’s Hospital on a project tracking the emergence of multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Flowers begin to bloom on Northeastern’s Boston campus. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Tiana Gould, Adam Li and Jack Hale, who all study mechanical engineering, work on a capstone project funded by the NASA jet repulsion laboratory in the Forsyth building capstone lab. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

 

Chris Picard, a prospective student visiting friends who are Northeastern students, enjoys playing with bubbles on Krentzman Quad during a visit to the Boston campus. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Sydney Morris in her lab
Sydney Morris, who studies chemical engineering, conducts research in Egan 252. Morris received an NSF grant for her research about batteries. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Students enjoy a warm spring weather on the Boston campus. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

 

 

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