College of Engineering Will Now Require Data Science for All Majors

Change will prepare students for a digital and maker economy In new mathematics and statistics courses, ENG students will learn to analyze huge data sets and be introduced to machine learning, a major component of autonomous systems, like self-driving cars and robotics. For decades, product developers have depended on a primary engineering discipline to turn […]

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University Launches $20 Million Innovate@BU Initiative for Students

BUild Lab: IDG Capital Student Innovation Center a hub for thinkers, doers, makers, innovators Gerald Fine, who leads, and helped create, ENG’s Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC), has been named executive director of Innovate@BU, a $20 million University-wide initiative giving all students the opportunity to engage in solving real-world problems and hands-on innovation. Photo by […]

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MED Gives High Schoolers a Jump on Health Careers

Enrichment program for Boston’s underrepresented minorities Danny Truong (left), a British International School of Boston senior, and Brandon Hector, a Boston Latin Academy senior, work on a sickle cell experiment as part of the Youth to Health Careers (Y2HC) program at the School of Medicine. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Although he is more cheerful and […]

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Future Engineers Learn Real-life, Hands-on Design

ENG’s Gerald Fine wins Gitner Award for classroom tech use During close to 30 years in business, Gerald Fine was surprised that young engineers were uncomfortable with new technologies. Photo by Cydney Scott. Almost 30 years in business left engineer Gerald Fine troubled as he spied the horizon of his profession. Too many young colleagues […]

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BU Satellite Team Gets Big Boost from NASA

Wireless sensors developed by BUSAT to be launched into space In the video above, BU Small Satellite Program students discuss and demonstrate their mini-satellites, which NASA will launch. On March 10, 1989, a solar eruption blasted plasma toward Earth. Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec noticed a hop-skip-and-jump in the voltage on its grid two days later. On […]

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