Spotlight Stories

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Aug 15, 2018

Strong Female Role Models Contributed to Their Success

Jennifer Morales, PhD Bioengineering, comes from a place where feminist role models are rare and detainees are prevalent. She’s from Mission, Texas, a city in Hidalgo County—one of the immigration epicenters in the United States. “Whenever you hear about families getting separated at the border, they’re probably talking about Hidalgo,” she said. It’s economically depressed, […]


Aug 07, 2018

Bringing Solar Power to Tanzania While Dealing with a Whole New Culture

Erin acknowledges that she initially felt anxious about her first global co-op, working for a company that brings solar power to Tanzania, but ultimately she flourished at Sikubora Limited.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jul 19, 2018

Growing a Business from the Ground Up

Do you know where your leafy greens come from? If you’re dining at a restaurant in Boston, there’s a good chance the salad greens you’re eating have been grown by two friends inside a small apartment in the city’s South End neighborhood. Oliver Homberg and Matt Alto (BS Mechanical Engineering 2018), two recent graduates of […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

student in red shirt working on robot

Jul 18, 2018

RoboCup@Home Competition

Written by Anas Abou Allaban, a fourth year BS Electrical & Computer Engineering student. About me Anas Abou Allaban is a fourth year Electrical & Computer Engineering student with a minor in Mathematics. Originally from Syria, however, born and raised in Cambridge, MA. He has completed a co-op at iRobot as Lead SEIT Intern and […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

group of students in front of Intel headquarters

Jul 11, 2018

Technical Innovation and Product Prototyping in Silicon Valley

Written by Anja Deric, a second year BS in electrical engineering student. About me Anja Deric is a second year student pursuing a BS in electrical engineering. She is a member of the Science Squad, the Husky Volunteer Team, and a peer mentor for Cornerstone of Engineering. She is also the Honors Living Learning Assistant […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

students in Brazil with hardhats at power plant

Jul 03, 2018

Dialogue of Civilizations in Brazil

Written by Maria Dulin, a third year BS in Civil Engineering student. About me Maria Dulin is a third year student pursuing a BS in Civil Engineering. She is involved with the Honduras chapter of Engineers Without Borders and is a tour guide for incoming students and families on campus. Outside of campus activities, she […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Students in Italy in front of view of water

Jun 29, 2018

Dialogue of Civilizations Italy

Written by Louiza Wise, a third year as an Environmental Engineering student. About me Louiza Wise is entering her third year as an Environmental Engineering student. She is involved on campus through volunteering in a research lab, active participation in the Panama chapter of Engineers Without Borders and as a member of the Northeastern Cross […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jun 26, 2018

New Challenges, New Opportunities

While he hasn’t formally received his degree yet, you could say that Mike McMahon, BS, Mechanical Engineering 2019, has been an engineer his whole life. “Whatever job I’ve had, I’ve been interested in the mechanical and mathematical aspects of it,” says McMahon. “I grew up working in my dad’s bakery, and from a young age […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering