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May 04, 2021

Research Co-op in Switzerland Despite the Pandemic

Hannah Boyce, E’22, chemical engineering, and president of Northeastern’s chapter of the AIChE, is researching potential new methods of biological drug delivery. As a high school graduate, Boyce knew that she wanted to study chemical engineering and go abroad for a semester. She chose to attend Northeastern, a university well-known for both its engineering program […]

Chemical Engineering

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May 04, 2021

Coming Full Circle

“Originally, I’m from Colombia, and I immigrated with my mom to the U.S. when I was eight,” says Elisa Livingston, E’14, civil engineering. Livingston’s mother worked multiple jobs so that Elisa could have the best educational opportunities. “My mom, she sacrificed so much.” Northeastern offered the career-focused engineering programs that Livingston was looking for—especially with […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

May 03, 2021

Research Experiences Recognized with Goldwater Scholarship

As a freshman in the explore program, Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik, E’22, electrical engineering, knew that he wanted to be involved in neuroscience. He quickly realized that to study neuroscience, he’d probably need to go to grad school. And before grad school, he’d need to be involved in research. With these goals in mind, Jacobs-Skolik seized […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

May 03, 2021

A Future in Cancer Research for this Goldwater Scholar

Cameron Young, E’22, chemical engineering and biochemistry, wants to see medical research translate directly to personalized treatments. He has carried this mission through both of his co-op experiences and through his research under Assistant Professor Ambika Bajpayee. “A lot of times there’s a disconnect between academic research that goes on in the lab and …really […]

Chemical Engineering

Apr 27, 2021

Co-op in Costa Rica Focused on Solar Energy

Saul Blain, E’23, in his own words, has taken on “a whole spectrum” of responsibilities at Avolta Energy, the Costa Rican solar energy firm where he is currently on co-op.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Apr 18, 2021

The Power of Community

The S-POWER scholars program helped Juan Mesa, a rising senior studying mechanical engineering, find a true community and gave him the opportunity to become the best version of himself.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Apr 12, 2021

Her Work in Four Countries Prepares a Bioengineering Student for a Global Career

It might seem unusual that Kerry Eller discovered her passion for bioengineering during a month-long Dialogue of Civilizations to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. After all, it was an international relations program with courses on disarmament and international law. But in addition to her classes, Eller conducted independent research for a paper on global engineering. These are just a couple of experiences that led Eller to earn the Truman Scholar and the Harold D. Hodgkinson Award.

Bioengineering

Apr 06, 2021

Featured Galante Fellow: Luis Ye Fung

Go Abroad! Luis Ye Fung has been a Galante Fellow since the summer of 2020. This May, Fung will graduate from Northeastern with his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and master’s degree in Engineering Management. While at Northeastern he had the chance to study abroad in Hong Kong and spend a summer in Taiwan as […]