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Urban Science Education

Michael Barnett

In Professor Michael Barnett's urban agriculture program, high school students hone their science skills, provide underserved populations with healthy alternatives, and reform local food systems.

Extreme Space Weather

Patricia Doherty

Institute for Scientific Research directorPat Doherty brought together 150ofthe world’s leading scientists fora U.N./U.S. workshop to a develop an international policy to address space weather.

Morality Lab

Liane Young

How do we know right from wrong? Undergraduates work alongside Associate Professor of Psychology Liane Young to investigate the science behind decision-making in herMorality Lab.

Start @ Shea

The student executive team of the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurshipinspires and engages students to make their ideas happen.

Companies launched by Boston College students or alumni in the past decade have garnered more than $100 million in venture backing.

Joycestick: The Gamification of 'Ulysses'

We look at VR as the ultimate empathy machine, in that we don’t simply want to excite the readers – the viewers – but to move them to engage them with the emotions and events in the book.
Associate Professor Joseph Nugent