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Feb 22, 2018

Making World-Changing Progress through Cancer Immunology Research

Jordan Harris, BS, Chemical Engineering, 2017—Jordan Harris’ goal was simple: Take advantage of Northeastern’s College of Engineering education and experience to gain access to a graduate program to render his opportunities in science and engineering virtually limitless. Graduating with a 4.0 GPA and being accepted into many dual MD/PhD programs, Harris is on target for […]

Chemical Engineering

Nov 02, 2017

Scholarship Supports Global Co-op Opportunities

Taylor Wilde, BS Chemical Engineering 2019, was the recipient of a Fung Scholarship, which allowed him to work on co-op at a research lab at École Normale Supérieure, a university in Paris. Source: News @ Northeastern Chemical engineering major Taylor Wilde, E’19, came to Northeastern, in part, for the university’s renowned co-op program, looking to […]

Chemical Engineering

Oct 27, 2017

A New Way to Fight ‘Superbugs’

Ben Geilich, PhD, Chemical Engineering, 2016, is using nanoparticles to improve an antibiotics ability to treat infections. Northeastern doctoral graduate Ben Geilich cheerfully admits that he loves studying bacteria—tiny, resourceful creatures that can quickly grow and morph into new forms. In their deadliest form, bacteria turn into superbugs: infections that resist the world’s most potent […]

Chemical Engineering

Oct 27, 2017

A Startup That’s Making Waves

Mechanical engineering alumnus Ben Kneppers, E’07 (middle) and his friends developed the company Bureo to recycle old fishing nets into products like skateboards and sunglasses to help prevent ocean pollution. Source: Northeastern Magazine In his teens and 20s, Ben Kneppers, E’07, BS Mechanical Engineering, traveled the world searching for the perfect wave. Over the years, […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Oct 18, 2017

Reengineering Scholarship Opportunities

ME alum Joseph Alim and student Tuan Ho have created the startup ScholarJet which enables high school students to participate in company-sponsored challenges such as creating 3-D models, running marathons, or developing apps to finance their college education.

student at work at plant in Equador

Sep 05, 2017

Success without Boundaries

Written by Sharabh Kochar, an Engineering Management graduate. About Me Sharabh Kochar is a recent graduate from the engineering management program. He completed an international co-op at Schlumberger del Ecuador S.A., where he was able to enjoy the experience of a lifetime and explore a new culture. Success without Boundaries The calendar date July 5, […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jul 14, 2017

Engineering, Business, and Leadership: A Potent Formula

How the program prepared him as a business transformation consultant at IBM.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jul 12, 2017

First a Passion for Legos; Now a Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Adrienne Clark, BS/MS, Mechanics 2011—Growing up in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, Adrienne Clark, BS/MS’11 with a major in mechanical engineering, was fascinated by her older brothers’ Lego and K’NEX toys. “I’ve always been drawn to architecture, math, science, and doing mechanical things with my hands,” says Clark. This early passion was supported by her mother’s efforts […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering