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Isabelle Brandicourt

May 03, 2022

Winter with the Penguins

When Isabelle Brandicourt, E’23, electrical engineering, fell in love with marine biology at the age of ten, she never imagined that she would someday have the opportunity to live and work with penguins in Antarctica.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Rachel Joseph standing next to the Tesla sign.

Apr 26, 2022

Solving the Problem of ‘Energy Poverty’

Rachel Joseph, E’23, chemical engineering, is on a mission to ensure that everyone—regardless of their income, address, or race—has access to clean, affordable, and renewable energy. Joseph’s focus on solving the problem of “energy poverty” is part of a journey that began in summer research programs she participated in following her sophomore and junior years […]

Chemical Engineering

Isabella Cardona Barber

Apr 25, 2022

Featured Galante Fellow: Isabella Cardona Barber

Isabella Cardona Barber is a fourth-year student at Northeastern University graduating in May 2022 with a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Engineering Management. She joined Galante in November 2020 after learning about the program at an AIChE club meeting in her first year of studies at Northeastern, where an active Galante fellow […]

Chemical Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Patrick Carey

Apr 21, 2022

In the ‘Spirits’ of Entrepreneurship Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Launches Company

In early 2016, childhood best friends Patrick Carey and Jesse Sommer reunited to plot yet another entrepreneurial venture.  Inspired by the fervor of New York State’s budding craft spirits sector—and eager to pay homage to the agrarian community in which they’d been raised—they settled on what has since become the existential mission of New Scotland […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Christopher Gehrke

Apr 20, 2022

Featured Galante Fellow: Christopher Gehrke

Christopher Gehrke is a fifth-year student at Northeastern University graduating this May with a combined bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Gehrke started at Northeastern University knowing that he wanted to study in a program related to applied mathematics. As a student in the College of Engineering, he had the opportunity to learn […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Nicolas Tedori

Apr 14, 2022

PlusOne Leads to Head Start on Career Success

Nicolas Tedori, E’20, computer engineering, ME’21, electrical and computer engineering, didn’t arrive at Northeastern intending to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. But when his academic advisor told him about the PlusOne program during his third year of study in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, it made immediate sense […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Amanda Dee

Mar 17, 2022

Passion for Research in the Lab and in Industry Leads to Goldwater Scholar Nomination

Amanda Dee, E’23, bioengineering, has always enjoyed learning about the world around her. She participated in FIRST Lego League at the age of 8 and reached out to a professor in her hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts, at 13 years old—an experience that sparked her interest in plant biology. Her passion for hands-on work and STEM […]

Bioengineering

Giona Kleinberg

Mar 17, 2022

Pursuing Multiple Passions

When one chooses a career, it makes sense that career should match one’s individual interests. But what if a person has multiple interests and goals, is it possible for one path to include them all? For Giona Kleinberg, E’23, the answer is yes. He believes his combined bioengineering and biochemistry major gives him the freedom […]

Bioengineering