Diversity News and Experiences

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Apr 05, 2024

Neurodiversity Awareness and Support Presentation at CEIA Conference

Erik Brenner, director of diversity initiatives and neurodiversity support and Maricla Pirozzi, program director for MS programs in multidisciplinary engineering, at Northeastern University’s College of Engineering will speak on neurodiversity awareness and support in higher education and on co-op at the CEIA National Conference in Tampa, Florida, April 7-9.

Mar 06, 2024

Northeastern Empowered Leading Saudi Arabian Data Scientist

Interdisciplinary Engineering aluma Kholoud Khateeb, PhD’15, is helping transform health care in Saudi Arabia as a female data scientist, and she says she owes her success to Northeastern.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Feb 22, 2024

Engineers Week Speaker Discusses Creating Inclusivity through Psychological Safety

As part of the National Engineers Week celebration, chemical engineer and DEI leader Mark McBride-Wright spoke at a fireside chat with COE Dean Gregory Abowd about creating inclusivity and leading teams by creating a psychologically safe environment in the workplace and beyond.

Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Feb 21, 2024

Engineers Week Women in Engineering Panel Discusses Unique Challenges Facing Women in Engineering

During Engineers Week, a panel of faculty and students shared their experiences and advice on their education and career journeys as women engineers. They offered advice to future female engineers to empower them and help them grow, including the importance of faculty and peer mentors.

Bioengineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jan 30, 2024

2024 Goldwater Scholarship Nominees

Maya De Los Santos, electrical and computer engineering, Kaitlyn Ramesh, bioengineering, and Madeline Szoo, chemical engineering and biochemistry, were nominated for the 2024 Barry Goldwater Scholarship—a highly competitive, merit-based award for outstanding students in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering who are interested in pursuing careers in research.

Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dec 12, 2023

Enabling Engineering Makes Play Accessible

Paired with external clients, students in Northeastern University’s Enabling Engineering class developed apps and devices this semester to empower individuals with disabilities to participate in activities they enjoy. Examples include a virtual reality app that helps people practice their public speaking skills, and an accessible, switch-activated beanbag launcher for cornhole.

Nov 05, 2023

Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the College of Engineering acknowledges the Native American community and their contribution to engineering and/or STEM more broadly.

Oct 27, 2023

Electrical Engineer’s Path from the Dominican Republic to Northeastern University

Cesar Manuel De Oleo, E’26, electrical engineering, participated in the Undergraduate Program for Leaders In Future Transformation (UPLIFT) program. As a first-year student, he participated in research on parallel computing. He has learned buildup of C programming, algorithms, libraries, and programming in CUDA and help his research.

Electrical & Computer Engineering