Past Programs and Grants

Past Programs and Grants

S-POWER | 2016.9 – 2023.8

  • S-POWER was an NSF grant to tackle the low persistence rate of underrepresented minority (URM) transfer students to bachelor degree granting institutions in STEM fields. As part of this grant, the Center for STEM Education implemented an inno­v­a­tive schol­ar­ship, support, and men­toring pro­gram at Northeastern that sup­ported the participating col­lege transfer stu­dents from under­rep­re­sented back­grounds who were studying and doing research in energy.

REU-POWER: Pathways Opening World Energy Resources | 2018 to 2022

  • This summer REU site provided rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors with a 10-week summer-based experience working with professors from across the College of Engineering, engaging in research on topics pertaining to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Energy Challenge, which represents one of the 14 priority Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. Topics of research covered broad ranges of research, including making Solar Energy more Economical to creating Energy from Fusion, and there was a particular focus on transcending the barriers and overcoming the challenges to providing ample clean energy to citizens throughout the world. | Program Alumni

Pathways to STEM | 2020 to 2021

  • Pathways to STEM (P2STEM) was a virtual after school program geared towards high school students interested in STEM and research in college. Students explored diverse career pathways through research presentations and Q+A by Northeastern faculty members.

Genetics Afterschool Program | 2021

  • The Genetics Afterschool Program was a free, 6 week virtual afterschool program for 7th and 8th grade students to learn more about genetics. Led by Northeastern health science student Teddi Stanley and genetics professor Jamie Henzy, each week featured a different hands-on experiment.

STEM Afterschool Program | 2020 to 2021

  • The STEM Afterschool Program was a free, 8 week virtual afterschool program for Middle-School-aged students interested in STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and/or Math). Students met once a week (via Zoom), to review the prior week’s take-home activity/project and the new week’s activity or project was introduced. Students engaged in teamwork activities as well as activities focused around the program’s theme, which varied from the fall to spring semester. The program was primarily led by our affiliated student group STEMout.

REU-D3: Research Experiences and Mentoring in Data-Driven Discovery | 2016 to 2019

  • This summer REU-site provided a multi-disciplinary Research Experience for rising sophomore undergraduates and allowed for work on both fundamental and applied data-driven problems, focused on machine learning techniques, data analytics, and computational technologies. The REU site, a 10-week summer-based experience in computer science/engineering laboratories, worked to create a mentoring ecosystem at both Northeastern University and partnering institutions, developing a model that is transferrable to other institutions.2019 Program Alumni.

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 | 2016 to 2017

  • Imagining the Future of Transportation (IFTP) was a two-week, project based engineering experience for rising 9th and 10th grade student. The program introduced students to real-world transportation-focused research and facilitated students’ understanding and application of STEM subjects.

RE-SEED | 1991 to 2016

  • RE-SEED: Retirees Enhancing Science Education through Experiments and Demonstrations: from 1991 to 2016 the RE-SEED program at Northeastern University trained over 750 retired scientists and engineers in fourteen states to assist K-12 science teachers in the classroom.

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.

RET-PLUS: Partners Linking Urban Schools [NSF 0742924] | 2007 to 2011

  • This grant was a continuation of the previous RET-PLUS grant, running a six-week research experience each summer for 10 urban middle and/or high school math and/or science teachers. The site was run by the Center for STEM Education, in collaboration with Gordan-CenSSIS (now ALERT) and the College of Engineering.

RET-PLUS: Research Experience for Teachers [NSF 0227577] | 2002 to 2007

  • This was a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) site that ran a six-week research experience each summer for 10 urban middle and/or high school math and/or science teachers. The site was conducted by the Center for the Enhancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME), the precursor to the current Center for STEM Education, in collaboration with CenSSIS (now ALERT) and the Engineering Research Center.

StepUP Boston

  • 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.

Greater Boston North Shore Science Partnership (GBNSSP)

  • 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.

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