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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!

Share the Excitement

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


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

Alternative MIE video viewing

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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

Alternative Faculty video viewing

Reflecting Back on Your Northeastern Experience

Alterative Reflection Video Viewing

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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

Working with the Peace Corps to Develop Sustainable Practices in Senegal

After he graduated, MIE Alum Tavish Fenbert, E’18, joined the Peace Corps to help people in Senegal as an agroforestry volunteer.

Vatsal Prakash, ME’20, MS in engineering management, in the Level 2 Technical Support lab while on co-op at Schneider Electric in India.

MS Student Lands Co-op at Schneider Electric in India

Picture caption: Vatsal Prakash, ME’20, MS in engineering management, in the Level 2 Technical Support lab while on co-op at Schneider Electric in India. After coming to a new country halfway around the world for school, MS in Engineering Management student Vatsal Prakash, ME’20, went back home for a co-op opportunity at a Fortune 500 […]

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Out of My Comfort Zone in Tanzania

Jacob Kaplan is a fourth-year computer engineering/computer science major on co-op at Sikubora in Arusha, Tanzania. He is originally from Amherst in western Massachusetts. He is interested in sustainable energy and is exploring and considering career paths. Written by Jacob Kaplan. I am working at a company called Sikubora in Arusha, Tanzania. Arusha is a […]

Conducting Environmental Research on Co-op at the University of Cagliari in Italy

About Aidan Travers is a fourth-year BS/MS environmental engineering student on co-op as a research assistant at the University of Cagliari, in Cagliari, Italy. His research on co-op focused on new methods of biological nitrogen removal from wastewater. Written by Aidan Travers As the youngest of three boys in my family, I have always looked […]

Student Organizations

Students Traveled to Ethiopia to Design Low-Cost Medical Equipment

Students from the Innovators for Global Health student group spent their spring break in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia helping the second largest hospital in the country design low-cost medical devices that could be made and maintained with locally sources parts.

Northeastern Engineers Without Borders wins 2020 Global Influence Award

The Engineers Without Borders student group was awarded the Global Influence Award at the 2020 Student Life Awards for their own to “promote global and/or cultural awareness through their educational programming and supports campus programming or experiential learning that places emphasis on global cultures, relations, or awareness.”

BESS Wins Medium Chapter of the Year Award

Northeastern’s Black Engineering Student Society (BESS) was selected to receive the 2019-2020 National Society of Black Engineers Medium Chapter of the Year award.

NU Team Selected for NASA’s Big Idea Challenge

Congratulations to the Northeastern team that was selected as an awardee of the Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge.