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Mar 24, 2020

Medical Inventor with a Sense of Purpose

MIE Alum Bob Rioux, E’85, has used his mechanical engineering knowledge to develop 110 patents for medical devices to help solve difficult medical problems.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Mar 23, 2020

Working with the Peace Corps to Develop Sustainable Practices in Senegal

After he graduated, MIE Alum Tavish Fenbert, E’18, joined the Peace Corps to help people in Senegal as an agroforestry volunteer.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Vatsal Prakash, ME’20, MS in engineering management, in the Level 2 Technical Support lab while on co-op at Schneider Electric in India.

Feb 26, 2020

MS Student Lands Co-op at Schneider Electric in India

Picture caption: Vatsal Prakash, ME’20, MS in engineering management, in the Level 2 Technical Support lab while on co-op at Schneider Electric in India. After coming to a new country halfway around the world for school, MS in Engineering Management student Vatsal Prakash, ME’20, went back home for a co-op opportunity at a Fortune 500 […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Oct 16, 2019

Supersonic Air Travel is on the Verge of a Comeback, and He’s in the Middle of It

Industrial engineering student Alex Bender, E’20, wanted to pursue the idea of high-speed travel, so he reached out to a company and convinced them to hire him as a co-op.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

May 23, 2019

From Paraguay to Northeastern University

When Ricardo Careaga, MS Energy Systems and Gordon Engineering Leadership Program, 2019, was a child growing up in Asuncion, Paraguay, he would frequently go to buy goods at a corner store in his neighborhood. Roughly 20 years later, in the second year of his graduate degree in Energy Systems at Northeastern University, he is helping […]

Gordon Engineering Leadership Program, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

May 02, 2019

One to Watch

Carlos Fuentes, BS Mechanical Engineering and Physics 2018, balances a job at Amazon with a startup born of his passion for vintage timepieces For his sixteenth birthday, Carlos Fuentes, E’18, received an unusual gift from a family friend: a broken vintage watch movement. “My dad’s friend knew I was enamored with mechanical stuff,” explains Fuentes. […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jan 09, 2019

A Super Great Experience

“I think that at the beginning it is kind of hard for everyone if you have never been to the United States. Once you get an understanding of how things are done and to do things like how to upload homework or find information, you get that it’s a super great experience,” said Lisandro Mentasti, […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Nov 09, 2018

A Powerful Combination

Ankita Pradeep, MS Data Analytics Engineering 2019, got her undergraduate industrial engineering degree in India. Back at home, she worked in the logistics industry for two years. There, she gained experience in data analysis, which drove her interest to the field and inspired her to apply to the brand-new Data Analytics Engineering master’s program at […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering