Science, engineering center is latest Northeastern project
The Boston Globe - 12/05/2013
Northeastern University hopes to break ground next month on a $225 million science and engineering research building, joining a growing list of Boston-area colleges and universities making major investments in those fields.
Joseph E. Aoun, Northeastern’s president, said the facility will help to meet a surging demand among students attracted to the majors and to accommodate a growing faculty.
Over the past seven years, the university has recruited 387 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and its annual research funding has more than doubled, he said. With plans to recruit another 300 faculty over the next five years, the school needs more research space.
“We look at problems and opportunities in our society and ask, ‘How can we make an impact?’” Aoun said in an interview.