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From plastic pollution to sustainable skateboards

According to the old adage, one man’s trash is another man’s trea­sure. For North­eastern alumnus Ben Knep­pers, it’s actu­ally an entire South Amer­ican country’s trash that he is hoping to turn into a sus­tain­able business.

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Global learning opportunities abound

Northeastern’s inau­gural Inter­na­tional Co-​​op Fair gave about 30 co-​​op stu­dents the chance to tell their sto­ries to peers con­sid­ering expe­ri­en­tial learning in a for­eign country.

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Big data’s role in business innovation

A tweet. A product review on Amazon​.com. A Face­book pic­ture with a loca­tion stamp. All of these rep­re­sent dig­ital foot­prints left behind by online users, and col­lec­tively amount to large data sets—or so called “big data”—that researchers use to ana­lyze human behavior and social trends.

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Women Who Inspire

The Women Who Inspire Series is helping promote the advancement of women in engineering and technology, and the event will have a panel of women speakers sharing their stories.

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