$1.1M National Science Foundation grant for research on Resilient & Sustainable Buildings


CIV Mehrdad Sasani, David Fannon, Matthias Ruth, & Matthew Eckelman were awarded a $1.1M NSF grant for “A Decision and Design Framework for Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable Buildings”

MURP Students Deliver Successful Capstone Presentation for the City of Lynn


Master of Urban and Regional Policy students in the Fall 2013 Capstone course presented the culmination of their semester-long research project for the City of Lynn, MA.

Faculty Research Round-Up: Gavin Shatkin

Gavin Shatkin

When our faculty aren’t busy teaching or conducting research, they’re often publishing or promoting their work. Continue reading for a look at what Gavin Shatkin, Associate Professor of Public Policy & Architecture, has been working on.

Faculty Research Round-Up: Matthias Ruth

Matthias Ruth

When our faculty aren’t busy teaching or conducting research, they’re often publishing or promoting their work.

Here’s a look at what Matthias Ruth, Professor of Public Policy and Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been working on this year:

Life science is a life saver for Bay State, MetroWest

life sciences

By Cole Chapman | Daily News Correspondent | GateHouse News Service

BOSTON – Gov. Deval Patrick’s $1 billion investment plan for life science industries has added 2,537 jobs in its first five years, offering new opportunities for job growth in MetroWest and other regions around the state, a report released Tuesday says.

“Our research suggests that the state will benefit from fully funding the remaining five years of the initiative in order to maintain the lead the life sciences established in the commonwealth,” said Barry Bluestone, director of Northeastern University’s Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center and author of the report.

Bluestone told a gathering of scientists, academics and industry officials at the Boston Foundation offices that the state is “the world leader in life sciences.”

“The life sciences are kind of like the auto industry in 1910. This is the place to invest,” he said. Read More

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