Celebrating National Engineers Week 2023

The College of Engineering celebrated National Engineers Week with events including a ‘Break the Mold’ Fireside Chat with award-winning engineer and commentator Dr. Shini Somara and Dean Gregory Abowd; Cookies with the Dean event, which included snacks, photo and video booths, COE swag and a lot of COE pride; Breakout sessions with Shini Somara with select students and faculty showing our progressive, innovative engineering program, research, and community; and an Engineering for Everyone Expo hosted by the Center for STEM Education.

See our Engineers Week photos and videos:

Full Photo and Video Gallery

Break the Mold! Fireside Chat with Dr. Shini Somara and Dean Gregory Abowd

The Fireside Chat – “Break the Mold! Think Beyond Technology to Make an Impact in Unimaginable Ways” between Dr. Shini Somara and Dean Gregory Abowd discussed how to think about engineering in a completely different way. Engineering is all around us and involves technology and beyond to solve the complex challenges of the world. Engineering is for everyone, and everyone is for engineering! Photos by damian shiner, Matthew Modoono, Bella Martinez/Northeastern University

Related story: Engineers are ‘unsung heroes’ and Northeastern students ‘have the courage to push boundaries and be visionary’ by Northeastern Global News

For those unable to attend, here’s the video recording.

Full Video of Break the Mold! Fireside Chat

Cookies (and more!) with the Dean

Students had a great time with Dean Gregory Abowd during Engineers Week Cookies with the Dean event that included photo booths, food, and COE swag. Photos by damian shiner and Christina McNeil/Northeastern University

Engineering for Everyone Expo

The Center for STEM Education celebrated Engineers Week with the “Engineering for Everyone” expo, which hosted elementary and middle school students and their families. Photos by Christina McNeil/Northeastern University

Breakout Sessions with Shini Somara

Shini Somara met with several students and faculty during her visit to Northeastern University including computer engineering student James Tukpah, E’20, MS’22, PhD’27, ECE Assistant Professor Sarah Ostadabbas, BioE Assistant Professor Mona Minkara, and enviromental engineering student Rayne Skillin, E’23. Photos by damian shiner and Bella Martinez/Northeastern University


Related Faculty: Gregory D. Abowd, Sarah Ostadabbas, Mona Minkara

Related Departments:Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering