Rovira, Former ROUTES Scholar, Discusses Co-Op Experience in News@Northeastern

On December 12th, 2017, News@Northeastern featured the article “Co-op in Puerto Rico Expands Student’s Interest in Environmental Health,” which detailed the ROUTES experience of former scholar Alejandro Rovira. The story highlights Alejandro’s explorative environmental health journey to Puerto Rico as the first scholar to work off-campus for their ROUTES research co-op. Alejandro, an undergraduate BehavioralContinue reading Rovira, Former ROUTES Scholar, Discusses Co-Op Experience in News@Northeastern

Dr. Zimmerman Featured in Northeastern University’s “Vital Signs” Magazine

Faculty mentor Dr. Emily Zimmerman has been featured in Northeastern University’s “Vital Signs” magazine, which is published by the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. The piece, “Binkies Do More Than Pacify,” delved into Zimmerman’s innovative work on preterm infant development as well as into her personal journey into developing her research interests. Zimmerman has developedContinue reading Dr. Zimmerman Featured in Northeastern University’s “Vital Signs” Magazine

Akingbade, Former ROUTES Scholar, Speaks to Incoming Students at 2017 Convocation Ceremony

On September 5th, 2017, Ololade (Lola) Akingbade, Scholar of ROUTES’ second cohort, spoke at the President’s Convocation which was held at Matthew’s Arena in Boston, MA. She spoke with classmate Pablo Hernandez Basulto, another high-achieving Northeastern student from the class of 2018. In her speech, Akingbade shared details of her path thus far at NortheasternContinue reading Akingbade, Former ROUTES Scholar, Speaks to Incoming Students at 2017 Convocation Ceremony

Berroa, Gregor, and Elbakri–Former ROUTES Scholars–Publish with Project 5 of PROTECT Center

On June 12th, 2017, the International Journal of Electrochemical Science published a study by  former ROUTES Scholars David Berroa, Savannah Gregor, and Sarah Elbakri on  nitrate removal from aqueous solution via electrochemical processes as well as the feasibility of these processes to minimize the production of ammonia during the nitrate reduction. Nitrates are commonly found in groundwater at highContinue reading Berroa, Gregor, and Elbakri–Former ROUTES Scholars–Publish with Project 5 of PROTECT Center

Zimmerman and Harlan Join ROUTES Faculty Mentorship Team

ROUTES is excited to announce that two new Northeastern University faculty have joined the team as faculty mentors. Dr. Emily Zimmerman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, will be offering a co-op which allows scholars to “Investigate the link between environmental exposures, sucking skills and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children born in PuertoContinue reading Zimmerman and Harlan Join ROUTES Faculty Mentorship Team

Group photo - Top R to L: Penny Buening, Ariel Aiken, Phil Brown, Akram Alshawabkeh, Joey Nneji, Alejandro Rovira, Chelsea Canedy, Ololade Akingbade; Bottom L to R: Lura Slowinski, Yvette Niwa, Elle Russell, Paula Restrepo Clavijo Border photos - Corner left to corner right: Yvette Niwa, Chelsea Canedy, Ariel Aiken; Top Corner down: Ololade Akingbade, Paula Restrepo Clavijo

ROUTES Holds Closing Ceremony for Second Cohort of Scholars

On Tuesday, December 13th, ROUTES held a closing ceremony luncheon for students, faculty, and staff associated with the second cohort of the program. The luncheon was held in the Curry Student Center and gave scholars the opportunity to share some of the knowledge and experience they gained while participating in the program. Over the courseContinue reading ROUTES Holds Closing Ceremony for Second Cohort of Scholars

Alshawabkeh Participates in Diversity Panel Discussion during NIEHS FEST

Prof. Akram Alshawabkeh– Principal Investigator and Co-Director of the PROTECT Center, the CRECE Center, and the ROUTES Scholars Program–took part in a panel at the NIEHS FEST, a conference held to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and to provide a platform for researchers, trainees, young investigators, communityContinue reading Alshawabkeh Participates in Diversity Panel Discussion during NIEHS FEST

Former Scholar Blogs about ROUTES Experience

  On October 5th, 2016, a post written by former ROUTES Scholar David Berroa, “Call me Curious: Exploring Electrochemistry and Water Remediation,” appeared on Northeastern University’s College of Engineering blog. The post begins with Berroa discussing his favorite personal trait—a boundless curiosity about the world around him. This curiosity, says Berroa, was a part ofContinue reading Former Scholar Blogs about ROUTES Experience