Congratulatory Event for the COE Class of 2020 Graduates

Celebrating Your Journey

Welcome students, parents, families, and friends and thank you for joining us for this special virtual event to congratulate the Class of 2020 on graduating from the College of Engineering at Northeastern University. We look forward to when the graduation ceremonies are rescheduled, but in the meantime our faculty and administration want to share in this exciting milestone with you in another way. On this website you will hear personal congratulatory messages from the dean, associate deans, department chairs, as well as college faculty. We are all so proud of you. CONGRATULATIONS!

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Take your photo with a Northeastern printable graduation sign and post on social media with #NUCOEgrad2020

Message from the Interim Dean

Interim Dean Jacqueline A. Isaacs proudly congratulates
the College of Engineering Class of 2020.

“Our engineering programs are rigorous to prepare you to be the next generation of engineering leaders, ready and capable of addressing global challenges and making the world a better place.”

View a transcript of Interim Dean Jacqueline Isaacs’ remarks and an alternative video viewing platform.


Messages from the Associate Deans

Susan Freeman
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Waleed Meleis
Associate Dean for Graduate Education

View a transcript of the graduate and undergraduate associate deans’ remarks and an alternative video viewing platform.


Messages from the Department Chairs


Professor and Chair Lee Makowski, Bioengineering

BioE Remarks

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Chemical Engineering

Professor and Interim Chair Ronald Willey, Chemical Engineering

ChE Remarks

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

CDM Smith Professor and Chair Jerome Hajjar, Civil and Environmental Engineering

CEE Remarks

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor and Chair Srinivas Tadigadapa, Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE Remarks

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Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Professor and Interim Chair Emanuel Melachrinoudis, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

MIE Remarks

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Congratulations from Your Faculty

Faculty from across the college reflect on your Northeastern journey and share warm wishes for your continued success.

Faculty Remarks

Class of 2020 Graduates of the Multidisciplinary Master’s Programs

View messages from your faculty as you embark on the next steps in your professional journey.

Reflecting Back on Your Northeastern Experience

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Student Accomplishments

Kritika Singh
BS Bioengineering, 2020

Kritika Singh, E'20, receives Rhodes Scholar, NIH OxCam Scholar, and Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award.

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Michael Tormey
BS Civil Engineering, 2020

CEE student Michael Tormey, E'20, was awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship which will allow him to study transport engineering...

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Katelyn Ripley
BS Chemical Engineering, 2020

ChE Katelyn Ripley, E'20, is the recipient of the 2020 Compass Award, which recognizes exemplary students from the senior...

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Sofia Catalina
BS Chemical Engineering, 2020

ChE student Sofia Catalina, E'20, was awarded the GEM Fellowship for her research in renewable energy which will fund...

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International Experiences

Building on Chemical Engineering with People and Project Management Skills

Rachely Sanchez Murray, E’22, chemical engineering, developed her love for engineering early. Throughout high school, she participated in programs that helped foster that interest. She also knew she wanted to go to a college that not only fed that interest but was also extremely innovative and not stuck in “traditional” ways.

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.

Incredible Co-op, Research, and Global Experiences Make Student’s Dreams a Reality

Picture caption: Elizabeth Wig, E’20, electrical engineering, and ME’20, electrical and computer engineering, had a co-op experience at the NASA working at both the Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Northeastern alumna and current Stanford University PhD student Elizabeth Wig’s journey is a testament to the unlimited opportunities for growth and self-betterment […]

michael tormey inside train station

On the Road to Success

Michael Tormey, E’20, was one of 10 students nationwide named among the New Faces in Civil Engineering 2020 by the American Society of Civil Engineers. He was also honored with the 2020 Marshall Scholarship. A prestigious award given to only 46 U.S. students, it offers exceptional students an opportunity to pursue post-graduate degrees in England.

Bioengineering Roommates Win the Husky Startup Challenge

For fourth-year bioengineering majors Laura Bilal and Meghan Quon, their third-place finish in the 2020 Husky Startup Challenge, taking home $1,000 in funding to pursue their venture, was inspired by their own daily habits and needs. The “challenge” is part of the Entrepreneurs Club—Northeastern’s venture incubator and start-up pitch competition. The pair’s invention, KLIP Tech, […]

Chemical Engineering students Compete in National AIChE ChemE Car Competition

At the national American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) virtual conference in November, the Northeastern student chapter took part in the ChemE Car competition by developing a car that runs on a chemical reaction that must carry a certain weight, and travel a specific distance. 

Chemical Engineering Students Compete in National AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase

At the national American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) virtual conference this month, chemical engineering students from the Northeastern student chapter of AIChE competed in a STEM module competition, highlighting their outreach efforts to K-12 students from across the country.

Strong Foundation Propelling the Future

During each step of her college journey, Northeastern graduate Liah Dukaye, E’17, chemical engineering, encountered, in her words, “ups and downs”—experiences that ultimately helped her build her skills, resilience, and confidence.