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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

Mark Schanfein

Feb 01, 2022

Alum Mark Schanfein Can’t Sit Still

Curiosity has taken him around the world, including behind the walls of North Korea’s nuclear program Growing up on Long Island, Mark Schanfein, E’72, mechanical engineering, couldn’t wait for his dad to return from his weekend trips to New York City with a mysterious paper bag. “He’d visit these salvage stores in the city and […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jude Arbogast.

Nov 09, 2021

Northeastern Prepared Him for Success

Alumnus Jude Arbogast, E’19, civil engineering, explains all the opportunities that Northeastern University provided to prepare him to take on new and exciting challenges.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Yuqi Fang

Oct 18, 2021

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

Yuqi Fang, ME’21, information systems, wanted to pivot her career from psychology to information technology. She joined the information systems program at Northeastern’s Silicon Valley campus, and focused in web development and design. One of Fang’s notable endeavors was a Facebook hackathon, where participants build projects using Facebook programs. She did a co-op with Facebook’s privacy team, and is now a full time software engineer there.

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