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Aug 01, 2014

Bioengineering a Better Treatment

David Walsh, PhD, Bioengineering, 2016—Every two months, North­eastern bio­engi­neering grad­uate stu­dent David Walsh’s 91-​​year-​​old grand­mother goes to the doctor to receive a drug injec­tion into her eyes. She has wet age-​​related mac­ular degen­er­a­tion. There is no cure, only this inva­sive, recur­ring treatment. To solve this problem, Walsh is devel­oping a device that will pro­vide valu­able […]

Bioengineering

Aug 01, 2014

ALERT Research Opportunity Comes Early

Lyda Sallaway, BS, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 2015—In the summer fol­lowing her freshman year, Sall­away got a job con­ducting exper­i­ments on backscatter X-​​ray imaging tech­nology, which is used to per­form full-​​body scans at air­ports throughout the country. She secured the posi­tion through her role in Northeastern’s Investing in Tomorrow’s Engi­neering Leaders (ITEL) pro­gram, which pro­vides […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Aug 01, 2014

Civil Alumni Becomes International VP of ITE

Congratulations to John Kennedy, BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering 1972, and Senior Principal and co-founder of VHB, who was recently elected as the 2014 International Vice President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Mr. Kennedy has over 40 years of active professional experience as a traffic engineer, 38 years of active membership in ITE, […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 31, 2014

Family Health Scare Leads to Healthcare Systems Engineering

Kendall Sanderson, BS, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 2013—To the indus­trial engi­neering major, one of the most fas­ci­nating prob­lems to solve is the effi­cient routing of delivery trucks around the country. When Sanderson learned he could apply this skill to the health­care industry to pre­vent mis­takes like those made with his mother, he knew he’d found […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jul 31, 2014

Industrial Engineering Co-op Follows IBM to Philippines

Shuntaro Okuzawa, BS, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 2013—“I was looking at every­thing from indi­vidual processes to entire depart­ments from a bird’s eye view,” said Okuzawa. “My work is all about looking at the bigger pic­ture, what indi­vidual tasks fit into a day-​​to-​​day oper­a­tion,” Okuzawa said. “You start with a lot of out­dated doc­u­ments and, through […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jul 29, 2014

Humanitarian Projects in Civil Engineering

Ann Polaneczky, BS, Civil Engineering, 2011—“When you’re working in a devel­oping country, you have to approach things com­pletely dif­fer­ently,” said 2011 civil engi­neering grad­uate Ann Polaneczky, a project engi­neer for Part­ners in Health, a non profit inter na tional health and social jus tice orga­ni­za­tion. “Your approach has to address anthro­po­log­ical and cul­tural con­cerns because […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 29, 2014

Co-op Leads to NASA Dream

Written by Liz Duffy, BS, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Class of 2011. “I chose North­eastern for the co-op pro­gram,” recalls Duffy. “I saw it as a way to get to NASA.” She was right. Duffy started out her career with the gov­ern­ment agency as a co-op stu­dent in the Plan­e­tary Sam­pling Acqui­si­tion and Han­dling group, which develops and […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jul 25, 2014

Discovering the Creative Side of Engineering

Chris Nasif, BS, Civil Engineering, 2012—On co-​​op with an engi­neering firm in Paris, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity stu­dent Chris Nasif was asked by his man­ager to write a 10,000-word dis­ser­ta­tion on designing earthquake-​​resistant build­ings, a topic with which he was unfa­miliar. After shaking off the daunting scope of his assign­ment, the senior civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering major got to work. […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering