Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU Pathways) completes 10 week Boston program

Main photo: From left to right, Olivier K. Francois (Bunker Hill), Zoe Chappell (Middlesex), Shamil Imakaev (Mass Bay), Isabela Eliassen (North Shore), Lydia Bird (NU COE alum), Ayman Alabbasi (North Shore), Jodi Zangari (Middlesex), Muskan Kumar (Mass Bay), and Justin Munoz (Bunker Hill).  Sarah Callecod (Bunker Hill) not shown.

Professor Ibrahim Zeid (Mechanical & Industrial Engineering), Principal Investigator, and Executive Director Claire Duggan (Center for STEM Education), co-Principal Investigator, led the 2nd year of a NSF-funded research experience for undergraduates (REU) this summer (NSF award #2150417) for a 10-week program called “REU Pathways”.  9 local community college engineering students who are currently enrolled at North Shore, Middlesex, Mass Bay, and Bunker Hill communities colleges completed a variety of research projects in Northeastern University’s engineering faculty research labs.  Assistant Professor Michael Kane (CEE), Associate Professor Amy Mueller (CEE), Professor Laura Lewis (ChemE), Associate Professor Sarah Ostadabbas (ECE), and Professor David Kaeli (ECE), along with their graduate students, mentored the community college students through their 10 week program.  Students presented their research and held a poster session on the last day, Wednesday August 2.  Associate Teaching Professor Jennifer Love, COE alumna Lydia Bird (CEE 2023), Nicolas Fuchs (Center for STEM Education) and Mary Howley (Center for STEM Education) also helped lead the program.    More information about the REU Pathways program and student participants can be found:

Related Faculty: Ibrahim Zeid, Claire Duggan, Laura H. Lewis, David Kaeli, Michael Kane, Sarah Ostadabbas, Amy Mueller, Jennifer Love