Diversity News and Experiences

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Feb 06, 2023

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we share highlights of African American Scientists and Engineers who made important contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 35 Scientists and Engineers In addition, learn about events happening this month at Northeastern University celebrating Black History Month. Black History Month 2023

Oct 27, 2022

Northeastern NACME Hackathon Team Wins 2nd Place

Northeastern NACME students placed second in a 30-hour Hackathon to design, develop, and market a solution to a real-world problem at the annual NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering) Conference for 2022.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Oct 18, 2022

Celebrating Massachusetts STEM Week

In celebration of Massachusetts STEM Week, Governor Charlie Baker spoke at the kickoff event held at Northeastern on Monday, about the importance of increasing awareness of STEM education and employment opportunities. ‘STEM is going to be part of everything.’ Northeastern hosts Gov. Charlie Baker to kick off STEM Week 2022 Main photo: Northeastern’s Boston campus […]

Abigail Koppes working in a lab.

Aug 16, 2022

Abigail Koppes: Advancing Technology, Treatment, and Diversity in Biomedical Engineering

Associate Professor Abigail Koppes, chemical engineering, began her career as a Future Faculty Fellow through Northeastern’s ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development. Today she is an associate professor, has two patents, and numerous young investigator recognitions.

Chemical Engineering

Kristen Dorsey

Aug 07, 2022

2022 Abie Award Winner Kris Dorsey

Kris Dorsey, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, jointly appointed in physical therapy, movement and rehabilitation sciences, is a 2022 Emerging Leader Abie Award winner from AnitaB.org.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

honoring pride month

Jun 16, 2022

Celebrating Pride Month 2022

This month, on June 28, 1969, 53 years ago, LGBTQ Pride unofficially got its start with a series of riots and protests that took place at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City. Those demonstrations—the result of an illegal police raid on the inn and the queer community’s resulting decision to come together and […]

Jun 06, 2022

S-POWER: A Successful Model Toward Equalizing Opportunities for Underrepresented Students

The S-POWER (Student Pathways Opening World Energy Resources) five-year NSF S-STEM grant for primarily students entering Northeastern from community colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) has been very successful and is now institutionalized in the college of engineering.

Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Rachel Joseph standing next to the Tesla sign.

Apr 26, 2022

Solving the Problem of ‘Energy Poverty’

Rachel Joseph, E’23, chemical engineering, is on a mission to ensure that everyone—regardless of their income, address, or race—has access to clean, affordable, and renewable energy. Joseph’s focus on solving the problem of “energy poverty” is part of a journey that began in summer research programs she participated in following her sophomore and junior years […]

Chemical Engineering