Diversity Student Experiences

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Oct 01, 2021

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Featuring Engineers and Scientists Source: Science Buddies by Amy Cowen In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we highlight a sampling of Hispanic and Latinx scientists and engineers who made (and are making) important contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Luis Alvarez, physicist was a physicist whose research included particle physics, radar, and nuclear […]

Zachary Walker-Liang outside with his drone

Sep 03, 2021

Undergraduate Student’s Research Focuses on Developing Software for Drones to Enforce COVID Guidelines

UPLIFT Scholar Zachary Walker-Liang, E’25, computer engineering and computer science, conducted research as a first-year student to enable a drone to survey an area and see if people are following social distancing guidelines and wearing a mask or not and report the data. After developing the software he implemented it onto the drone.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sep 02, 2021

Increasing the Number of Underrepresented Students in STEM Fields

MIE Professor Hameed Metghalchi and Assistant Dean Richard Harris were awarded a $250K NSF sub-award for the “Louis Stokes Renewal STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: Northeast LSAMP 2021-2026.”

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Karl Reid, Michael Silevitch, Claire Duggan, Richard Harris.

Aug 11, 2021

Northeastern Wins $10 Million NSF Grant to Boost People of Color and Women in Engineering Nationally

Northeastern’s College of Engineering won a prestigious NSF $10 million five-year grant, Engineering PLUS (Partnerships Launching Underrepresented Students) Alliance, to build a system and a network to increase engineering degrees among women and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color) nationally. Karl Reid, Northeastern University’s Chief Diversity Office, is PI, and Michael Silevitch, College of Engineering Distinguished Professor, ECE, Claire Duggan, director of STEM programs and operations, COE, and Richard Harris, assistant dean for Academic Scholarship, Mentoring, and Outreach and director of NU Program in Multicultural Engineering, COE, are co-PIs, as well as Karen Horting of the Society of Women Engineers.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Richard Harris portrait

Jul 01, 2021

Harris Named Member of the Board of Directors for National GEM Consortium

Richard Harris, assistant dean of academic scholarship, mentoring and outreach, director of the NU Program in Multicultural Engineering (NUPRIME), co-chair DEI Committee, and special advisor for Educational Pathways Programs in the Office of the Provost, has been appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the National GEM Consortium, effective July 1, 2021. The […]

artwork illustration of diverse people

May 12, 2021

A Pledge of Support

While 2020 was a challenging year, it did result in some positive impacts. Among these was an increased awareness of systemic racial inequalities in the U.S., which led many businesses and private individuals to commit to supporting social change.

david delaine leaning against brick wall with graffiti

May 04, 2021

Changing the Face of Engineering

First-generation engineering students and their parents, especially those from historically underrepresented groups, including African-Americans, women, and Hispanics, are more likely to be unaware of career options in STEM-related fields like engineering,” explains Richard Harris, assistant dean of Academic Scholarship, Mentoring and Outreach, and director of the Northeastern University Program in Multicultural Engineering (NUPRIME).

photo of solomon mensah and eno ebong

May 04, 2021

It Started with a Mentor

After earning his bachelor’s degree at City College of New York, Solomon Mensah, PhD’19, bioengineering, chose to further his education at Northeastern for its entrepreneurial atmosphere, and to study under his undergraduate mentor who joined Northeastern, Associate Professor Eno Ebong, chemical engineering and bioengineering. Mensah’s graduate research, supervised by Ebong, examined inter-cellular interactions in cancer […]

Bioengineering