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Sep 01, 2020

Using Mechanical Engineering to Span Industries, Travel the Globe

It would be easy to refer to Botakoz Koshkarova, E ’20, mechanical engineering, as a “Jack of All Trades” when looking at her co-op experiences: she has worked in the medical device, automotive, and robotics industries, in both R&D and manufacturing roles. But for Koshkarova, she simply wants to be “a good engineer.” “I see […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 31, 2020

The Journey to Food Sustainability Requires Chemical Engineering

What do you get when you combine a knack for chemistry and math? A chemical engineering major, according to Samantha Roman, E’20. “I was good at both of them,” she said with a laugh. Although chemical engineering in college is not just chemistry and math, Roman added. “But I chose it because I loved seeing […]

Chemical Engineering

Aug 26, 2020

Industrial Engineering Grad Set to Use Data Analysis on Real-World Issues

There’s a saying about how the journey is more important than the destination. For Varun Senthil, MS ’20, industrial engineering, the destination may not yet be finalized so it’s difficult to compare it to his journey. But his journey, which included an impressive co-op at Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Labs, is far from over.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

photo of Kritika Singh

Jun 11, 2020

Distinctive Excellence

Kritika Singh, E’20, has achieved a rare distinction by being named a Rhodes Scholar, a Truman Scholar, and a Goldwater Scholar.  Most candidates for the Rhodes Scholarship, widely viewed as the most prestigious academic honor for U.S. college students, are likely overwhelmed by the process of writing a personal essay, submitting the application, undergoing an […]


May 18, 2020

Mechanical Engineering Senior Aims to Help Those in Need

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

Feb 26, 2020

Co-op to Full-Time Job at Amazon

Vaishali Tripathi, a second-year MS in Information Systems student, completed a co-op at Amazon in December 2019 and was extended a full-time offer upon graduation. The co-op lasted six months and was an invaluable experience that allowed her to learn about developing a Self-Service User Interface-based operational excellence tool for process automation—from scratch! Several agreements […]

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Vatsal Prakash, ME’20, MS in engineering management, in the Level 2 Technical Support lab while on co-op at Schneider Electric in India.

Feb 26, 2020

MS Student Lands Co-op at Schneider Electric in India

Picture caption: Vatsal Prakash, ME’20, MS in engineering management, in the Level 2 Technical Support lab while on co-op at Schneider Electric in India. After coming to a new country halfway around the world for school, MS in Engineering Management student Vatsal Prakash, ME’20, went back home for a co-op opportunity at a Fortune 500 […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Feb 26, 2020

Defining Experiences on Co-op at Philips

Picture caption: Left to right: Jie Dai, ME’19, electrical and computer engineering, and Wangbo Jia, ME’19, electrical and computer engineering. Co-op can be a defining experience for students, and for two recent alumni, their time working at Philips Research Americas’ Cambridge Innovation Labs in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was no exception. Wangbo Jia, ME’19, originally from Beijing, […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering