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Zachary Walker-Liang outside with his drone

Sep 03, 2021

Undergraduate Student’s Research Focuses on Developing Software for Drones to Enforce COVID Guidelines

Zachary Walker-Liang, E’25, just completed his first year in the College of Engineering pursuing a combined major in computer engineering and computer science. A Washington DC native, he chose Northeastern because of his love of snow, the Boston skateboarding scene, and the university’s signature co-op program. He applied for early decision and was surprised to […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Christine Keville portrait

Jun 09, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Christine Keville, Civil Engineering

Christine Keville is the founder of Keville Enterprises, Inc. and a graduate of Northeastern University. She graduated with a master’s in civil engineering, and since then has embarked on a storied career that has seen her return to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern as the Chair of the department’s Industrial Advisory […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Caitlynn Tov

Jun 03, 2021

Co-op Leads to Two Publications, Three Patents

Caitlynn Tov, E’21, bioengineering, conducted research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on the TEAL Bio face mask while on co-op, leading to her authoring/contributing to two papers and three patents.  The mask is made of a clear silicone rubber material with removable filters and is equally as effective as the N95 mask.

Bioengineering

Jared Covell

May 27, 2021

Resilience Leads to Co-op at Tesla

When the co-op of Jared Covell, E’22, mechanical engineering, was canceled by the pandemic, he ended up working as a design engineer at a dream company for mechanical engineering, Tesla, with the support, mentoring and network of connections of his co-op coordinator. As a project lead on Tesla’s Drive Systems Structures team, Covell modeled components for a dynamometer assembly used to test a new electric motor. He led design reviews among the company’s structures, lubrication, and motor teams — then applied their feedback to optimize his models in the next iteration.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

student portrait

May 17, 2021

Cyber-Physical Systems Experience for the Connected World

Aurobindo Samantaray, ME’21, cyber-physical systems, joined the Northeastern community in January 2020. He came to Northeastern for its co-op program, bringing with him professional experience in embedded systems by working with large companies in the automotive industry—build automation. Samantaray worked on various software and products that have lifesaving capabilities such as airbags and occupant classification […]

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

student portrait

May 17, 2021

The Total MSIS Package: Courses, Mentoring, Co-op

Sai Kale joined the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program in Spring 2020, immediately jumping into topics such as application engineering, web development, and user experience engineering. When asked why she chose Northeastern University, Kale states, “The opportunity to learn new technologies through well-designed courses, alongside practical exposure through a strong co-op structure, […]

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Elise O’Reilly

May 17, 2021

Featured Galante Fellow: Elise O’Reilly

Elise O’Reilly is a fifth-year student at Northeastern and will graduate this May with a bachelor’s in industrial engineering and master’s in engineering management. When O’Reilly first started at Northeastern, she was a civil engineering major. She switched to industrial engineering after looking into the Galante Engineering Business Program and the classes available.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

student who works in the mechanical engineering lab

May 13, 2021

Creating Synthetic Bone Graft Materials

Biochemistry student Morgan Pfaff is working with MIE Associate Professor Randall Erb and Post-Doctoral Researcher Jessica Faust to create synthetic materials for bone graft applications. She’s building better bones while encouraging diversity in science Main photo: Morgan Pfaff, who studies biochemistry, conducts biomaterial research for bone graft applications in Egan Research Center. Pfaff recently received […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering