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May 23, 2019

He Left his Comfort Zone to Explore the Frontiers of Engineering and Culture

Recent graduate Conor Messer, BS Bioengineering 2019, has lived, worked, and studied in Boston, Germany, and Jordan. Now, supported by a Fulbright Scholarship, he’s headed to Abu Dhabi to design a robot to perform minimally invasive cardiac surgery.  by Khalida Sarwari, May 15, 2019 Ever since he can remember, Conor Messer has found himself drawn […]


May 23, 2019

From Paraguay to Northeastern University

When Ricardo Careaga, MS Energy Systems and Gordon Engineering Leadership Program, 2019, was a child growing up in Asuncion, Paraguay, he would frequently go to buy goods at a corner store in his neighborhood. Roughly 20 years later, in the second year of his graduate degree in Energy Systems at Northeastern University, he is helping […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Gordon Engineering Leadership Program

May 13, 2019

From Yemen to Boston

Ahmed Ba Wazir, BS Civil Engineering, 2019—At Cairo Airport in December of 2014, two Yemeni parents bid farewell to their son on his journey to America to pursue higher education. They hoped to meet again soon. Ahmed Ba Wazir was 18 at the time, traveling to Richmond, Virginia to study English. Having finished high school […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

May 13, 2019

ChE Alumna Discusses Career Journey

Pik Leng Wong, MS, Chemical Engineering, 2001 and BS, Chemical Engineering, 1999—Pik Leng Wong graduated from the Chemical Engineering BS/MS program in 2001. Pik Leng recently recounted her BS/MS experience at NU, with her Advisor Prof. Carolyn Lee-Parsons, and how it prepared her for her industrial career. How has your Bachelor’s education at Northeastern prepared […]

Chemical Engineering

May 05, 2019

The Full Experience—Local to Afar

Emily Chernich, BS Bioengineering 2019, always loved engineering and the medical field, but wasn’t sure how to combine them in her studies. She found the perfect program to pursue her interests at Northeastern, joining its first graduating class of bioengineering majors. She participated in three co-ops during her time at Northeastern, the second of which […]


May 02, 2019

A Pioneering Invention on Co-op

Like many, Grace Carroll, BS, Computer Engineering 2020, came to Northeastern for its renowned co-op program. “I learn a lot better doing things hands-on than just in the classroom,” Carroll said. “The fact that they schedule [co-op] into your degree for you to go learn hands-on—I really thought that was a big difference between Northeastern […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

May 02, 2019

One to Watch

Carlos Fuentes, BS Mechanical Engineering and Physics 2018, balances a job at Amazon with a startup born of his passion for vintage timepieces For his sixteenth birthday, Carlos Fuentes, E’18, received an unusual gift from a family friend: a broken vintage watch movement. “My dad’s friend knew I was enamored with mechanical stuff,” explains Fuentes. […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

May 01, 2019

From Research to Spinout and Much More

Created rising product development company Metamagnetics.

Electrical & Computer Engineering