Leaving no stone unturned

A student featured at the 2018 Commencement by President Aoun was Tavish Fenbert, BS Mechanical Engineering 2018. Fenbert is using his engineering background and co-op experience to solve a pressing human problem.

On his co-op, Fenbert worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas in Mumbai, India. One of the challenges he helped address was the intensive energy use of spice processing facilities. For example, Fenbert worked with a turmeric roasting facility in a village outside the city, helping the facility save money by switching to solar energy.

“Tavish learned the transformative power of collaboration and partnership,” said Aoun.

Fenbert also participated in a Dialogue of Civilizations program to Iceland, as well as an independent research project in Cuba to study natural disaster resiliency.  But he said that one of the most rewarding experiences of his college career has been pursuing a minor in theater.

Fenbert offered this advice to current Northeastern students: “Engage with the arts as much as possible, whether that’s your major or a side interest. You might stumble on something you really like.” In addition to building sets for the theater department, Fenbert played trombone for the wind ensemble.

“I left no stone unturned.”

Source: News @ Northeastern

Related Departments:Mechanical & Industrial Engineering