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Apr 16, 2024

Designing a Civil Engineering Career With Scholarships, Co-ops, and Campus Involvement

Catherine Yates, E’25, is on track to a career in civil engineering and credits hard work, scholarships, two co-ops, and participation in campus groups for helping her achieve her goals.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Louiza Wise kayaks near Emerald Tutu floating wetlands off the East Boston Coast.

Apr 11, 2024

Finding Natural Solutions to Protect Coastal Communities

Louiza Wise, E’21, environmental engineering, is passionate about tackling climate change threats with nature-based solutions. Her College of Engineering experiential education and research experience, along with work at the NSF-funded Emerald Tutu project, has prepared her for graduate school and the next step in her career.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Apr 09, 2024

Aiding Communities of All Sizes with Clean Water and Renewable Energy

Three unique co-ops helped Rotem Leshed, E’24, environmental engineering, see the endless possibilities as an environmental engineer in a changing, climate-focused world. They also gave her the chance to make an impact on local communities.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Apr 08, 2024

Using Co-op as a Stepping Stone Towards a Full-Time Career

Magdalene Sexton Dwyer, E’23, civil engineering and architectural studies, found that her civil engineering ambitions were influenced by her architectural work on co-op and her service-based extracurriculars. By combining her academics with her personal goals, she decided to focus on affordable and sustainable housing.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Apr 05, 2024

Expanding a Structural Engineering Co-op into a Full-Time Position

Terenia Hankewycz, civil engineering, E’22, was able to go more in-depth with each co-op in the civil engineering industry. With a particular focus on structural engineering, she returned to one of her co-ops full-time after graduation.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Apr 05, 2024

Taking Advantage of a Long-Awaited Co-op Abroad

After two co-ops locally, Reem Gawish, E’24, civil engineering, had her third and final co-op at F-1 in Singapore working at the F-1 racetrack helping the team prepare for the year’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Apr 05, 2024

Using Machine Learning to Revolutionize Drug Discovery

Xuezhu Cai, PhD’20, bioengineering, used her LEADERs fellowship with Merck to develop a new machine learning pipeline to ensure accurate data in drug discovery. She is now a senior scientist there.

Bioengineering

Apr 01, 2024

Bioengineering Student Takes Management Consulting Co-op in Saudi Arabia

Third year bioengineering student Yousif Elaidi is developing management and consulting skills on a co-op in Saudi Arabia, which he sees as transformed from his childhood visits into an international crossroad for businesses from multiple regions.

Bioengineering