Past Programs and Grants
TRANSFORM | 2014 to 2018
- TRANSFORM was a post-undergraduate Certificate program in Advanced Manufacturing at MassBay Community College. The year-long program included 2 semesters of certificate courses in Manufacturing Technology or Manufacturing Innovation in addition to a 4-6 month paid Internship with an industry partner.
GE Girls | 2017 to 2018
- GE Girls was sponsored by General Electric and was a one-week academic day program designed to encourage girls to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and STEM-based careers.
IFTP (Imagining the Future of Transportation) | 2016 to 2017
- Through this MASS DoT-funded grant, the Center for STEM Education, with Professor Daniel Dulaski, developed a two-week summer engineering experience, utilizing transportation as the guiding theme for project based engineering and design experiences.
NE LSAMP | 2011 to 2015
- Northeastern University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Rhode Island, and Worcester Polytechnic joined to form the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NE LSAMP). Through NSF funding, the group strengthened the preparation, representation, and success of historically under-represented minority students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. NSF Award #1102485
- Mohamad Metghalchi (PI), Richard Harris (Co-PI), Claire Duggan (Co-PI)
Investing in Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders (ITEL) | 2009 to 2015
- This was a scholarship program providing financially needy students a scholarship and various other resources. It was in collaboration with the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. NSF Award #0849804
- Ibrahim Zeid (PI), Claire Duggan (Co-PI), Mohamad Metghalchi (Co-PI)
PRISM | 2009 to 2015
- This NSF funded program sought to increase the number of students majoring in science and mathematics at Northeastern, by attracting undeclared students to these fields whilst retaining the number of existing majors. NSF Award #0928587
- Richard Porter (PI)
NSF STEP-UP | 2007 to 2014
- This five-year university partnership sought to increase the number of students receiving degrees in STEM disciplines. The collaborating community colleges were: MassBay Community College, Middlesex Community College, and Northern Essex Community College. NSF Award #0653090
- Christos Zahopoulos (PI), Thomas Cullinane (Co-PI), Mohamad Metghalchi (Co-PI), Claire Duggan (Co-PI), Yiannis Levendis (Co-PI)
CAPSULE (CAPStone Unique Learning Experience) | 2009 to 2013
- Through this NSF-funded ITEST grant, Northeastern University, with the Museum of Science and the Boston Public Schools, developed a replicable model for the integration and implementation of an innovative, engineering design project-based high school STEM curricula within diverse urban school districts. NSF Award #0833636
- Ibrahim Zeid (PI), Claire Duggan (Co-PI), Sagar Kamarthi (Co-PI), Ahmed Busnaina (Co-PI), Jacqueline Isaacs (Co-PI)
Boston Science Partnership | 2004 to 2013
- This NSF funded program brought together Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts Boston and Boston Public Schools with the aim of raising student achievement in science, beginning with 6th grade and all the way through the university level. NSF Award #0412390
- Hannah Sevian (PI), Arthur Eisenkraft (Co-PI), Christos Zahopoulos (Co-PI), Pamela Pelletier (Co-PI)
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) | 2007 to 2012
- This was a two-week, all-expenses-paid, overnight camp featuring inquiry-based curricula to strengthen students’ STEM skills, whilst also fostering leadership and teamwork. The camp was a program of The Harris Foundation, funded by Exxon Mobil.
- This initiative aimed to assist with the design and delivery of STEM professional development and student support for 10 partner schools and the coordination of programs and services across five university partners–Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, Northeastern University and Tufts University.
Early College Experience
- This program offered high school students the opportunity to receive mentorship and tutoring support at Northeastern University, whilst also taking a 20-week Engineering Design course typically offered to 1st year NU Engineering students.
- This program provided intensive professional development and support activities to middle and high school science teachers with the goal of improving student outcomes in science, leading to a Master’s Degree in Science from Northeastern.