Diversity News and Experiences
Oct 12, 2021
Industrial engineering alumna Miriam Morales started the coffee shop Recreo in Boston as a true farm-to-cup experience that gives back to the community that she came from. How Recreo brings beans from Nicaragua and brews coffee with a purpose Miriam Morales, a native of Nicaragua and a Northeastern graduate in industrial engineering, started Recreo, a […]
Oct 01, 2021
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 […]
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.
Sep 02, 2021
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.”
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.
Jul 01, 2021
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 […]
May 12, 2021
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.
May 04, 2021
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).