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Oct 01, 2018

Exploring and Discovering a Passion for Biochemistry

She received the Undergraduate Early Research and Creative Endeavors Award. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships grants this award to support compelling undergraduate projects executed under the mentorship of department faculty.

Chemical Engineering

Sep 28, 2018

Endless Opportunities

When Rohan Naik (MS Information Systems ’19) graduated from Mumbai University (MU) in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, he knew his career goal was to work as either a data or business analyst. And he knew that Northeastern University was the place to make that happen. “Northeastern allows me to take more […]

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Sep 28, 2018

Making a Postive Impact on People Through Improved Security

Katherine Graham, BS Mechanical Engineering 2021, shares her experience working with the ALERT research center and her interest in security-related projects. From participating in the ALERT/Gordon CenSSIS Scholars Program to the ALERT SEWDP (Science and Engineering Workforce Development Program), she has been involved with ALERT since her first year at Northeastern University. Katherine, who works […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Sep 26, 2018

Co-ops Lead to Start Ups

Alisa Jin, BS Electrical and Computer Engineering, helped to build a drone that flies like a kite. Alex Dye, BS Mechanical Engineering 2020, helped to design the prototype of a robot that injects medicine into the eyes of patients with severe vision problems. They are both Northeastern students, and they say that working on co-op […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sep 20, 2018

Co-op Leads to Dream Job

Nicolas Binford, BS Computer Engineering 2018, landed his dream job one month after he graduated from Northeastern in May—and he credited his co-op experience with helping him get it. Binford works at Avira, a software security company, where he helps to recruit clients and write software for them. “One of the first things my manager […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sep 18, 2018

Undergraduate Lab Fair Opens Up Possibilities

Starting at the Undergraduate Research Fair where autonomous rovers caught his eye, James found his passion in robotics, spending the next several years conducting research at the Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Lab.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sep 14, 2018

‘Experience Abroad Was Invaluable’

Written by Emma Boutcher, a senior BS student in bioengineering. Emma Boutcher, a senior BS student in bioengineering, remembers New Student Orientation like it was yesterday. I remember my anticipation for what lay ahead, the possibilities promised by Northeastern’s Co-op Program. I remember leaning over to my friend Rosie as we sat in Ell Hall […]


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Aug 23, 2018

Try New Things and Make the Most Out of Your Experience

Written by Nicolas Binford, BS Computer Engineering, 2018. He was able to turn his experiences while on co-op in Germany into a full-time job with the company. My Experience Throughout my time in college, I often felt less technically inclined than many of my Computer Engineering peers. While many of them saw computer hardware and software […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering