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Yuqi Fang

Oct 18, 2021

Pivoting to Tech Leads to Co-op and Full-Time Job at Facebook

Yuqi Fang, ME’21, information systems, had been working as a high school psychology teacher in Shanghai, China for two and a half years when she decided to change careers. “I was really into technology, so I decided to pivot to tech,” she says. A friend and Northeastern alumni thought Fang was a good fit for […]

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Miriam Morales

Oct 12, 2021

Coffee with a Purpose

Industrial engineering alumna Miriam Morales started the coffee shop Recreo in Boston as a true farm-to-cup experience that gives back to the community that she came from. How Recreo brings beans from Nicaragua and brews coffee with a purpose Miriam Morales, a native of Nicaragua and a Northeastern graduate in industrial engineering, started Recreo, a […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Boting Li

Sep 21, 2021

Bioengineering Master’s Alumna is Lead Co-Author of Research Paper Published on Cover of Tissue Engineering Part A Journal

While conducting research, Boting Li, ME’19, bioengineering, harvested biomaterials from Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif’s lab and cell cultures from Assistant Professor Ambika Bajpayee’s lab to create a model to rebuild tissues caused by cartilage defects. While working on this project she developed a more effective protocol to harvest cells from bovine tissue. Her work to her becoming the lead co-author on a paper that was published in the June 2021 issue of Tissue Engineering Part A and featured on its cover.

Bioengineering

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

photo collage of alumnus' life experiences

May 12, 2021

He’s Traveled the World, from the North Pole to Antarctica—and Still Dreams of Landing on the Moon.

In 1956, during one of Ken Bronstein’s first engineering classes at Northeastern, a professor made predictions about what might change by the year 2000. The Space Race was on, and personal jet packs and regular trips to the Moon were a couple of the possibilities that sparked Bronstein’s imagination. He dreamed of embarking on a lunar journey, and today, he’s disappointed that technology hasn’t made it a reality for himself or many others—but other travels awaited him.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

trees on campus

May 12, 2021

Contributing to a Plant-Based and Climate-Friendly World

Jane Patterson and Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni, who are parents of Northeastern student Orlando Cossia Castiglioni, E’23, mechanical engineering, have combined their professions in design and business with their passion for animal welfare and an animal-free food supply. Their recent gift to the College of Engineering will help establish two co-op positions in the Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education focused on plant-based and climate-friendly food systems.

artwork illustration of diverse people

May 12, 2021

A Pledge of Support

While 2020 was a challenging year, it did result in some positive impacts. Among these was an increased awareness of systemic racial inequalities in the U.S., which led many businesses and private individuals to commit to supporting social change.

John Nelson and his two grandchildren

May 12, 2021

A Legacy that Lives On

The College of Engineering was sad to learn of the recent passing of alumnus John R. Nelson. He will be remembered for his scientific achievements during a nearly 40-year career and also his commitment to philanthropy, including a recently endowed engineering scholarship fund at Northeastern. John grew up on Fairview Street in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston. One of nine children and the son of a Boston Police Department patrolman, he loved building and fixing things and was destined for an engineering career―but funds for college were limited. At the time, Northeastern’s coop program offered the perfect means for John to finance his education. He graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and then earned an MBA in 1978 from Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering