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student sitting on wall at Northeastern University

Nov 06, 2020

Making the Shoe Fit

In many ways, mechanical engineers are like superheroes. They look like you or me out on the street, but when they get to work they can solve almost any problem, big or small. Gabrielle Whittle, E’21, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at Northeastern, comes by her interest in mechanical engineering naturally. Her father is […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

student in Australia with kangeroo

Nov 03, 2020

Take the Leap Abroad and in All You Do

For Macy Parchment, E’22, a junior chemical engineering student, while Boston has certainly had many advantages, it’s her international experience that stands out as she looks back at her college career so far.

Chemical Engineering


Oct 29, 2020

Securing a Successful Future

A computer engineering major, Rubens Lacouture, E’21, quickly identified software development as his passion and is focused on improving computational performance and algorithm efficiency, including software security.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

logos of winning awards

Oct 13, 2020

SWE Team Wins Two Mission Awards

The Society of Women Engineers student group is the recipient of two Society of Women Engineers Mission Awards: Collegiate Gold and Best Practice – Membership Retention & Engagement. The Gold award is the highest overall award level for the new SWE Mission Award structure and recognizes our section’s commitment to SWE‘s Core Values and Strategic […]

student posing with Boston skyline in background

Oct 13, 2020

Student’s Knack for Building Leads to Founding of the Solar Decathlon Club

Braintree, Massachusetts native and third-year combined civil engineering and architectural studies student Carrie Tam, E‘22, also a mathematics minor, came to Northeastern two years ago with a passion for building that has blossomed into the founding of the school’s Solar Decathlon club and participating in a competition of the same name held by the United […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jessica Faust

Oct 02, 2020

PhD Spotlight: Jessica Faust, PhD’20 – Mechanical Engineering

Advised by Associate Professor Randall Erb, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Early in her academic journey as a community college student, Jessica Faust was selected for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in summer of 2010, working as a research assistant in mechanical design at Northeastern’s College of Engineering Center for High-Rate […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Max Seidel

Sep 04, 2020

Student Donates Thousands of Face Shields to Front-Line Workers

Mechanical engineering student Max Seidel, E’24, and his friend launched Atlanta Face Shields during the pandemic to create and donate face shields to front-line workers, which he plans to continue to do now that he is back at school.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

portrait michele lezama

Jun 11, 2020

Her Engineering Degree Was the Launchpad for a Wide-Ranging Career

Michele Lezama, E’88, arrived at Northeastern on a scholarship for Black engineering students and now is President and CEO of the organization that made her education possible.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering