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Oct 22, 2018

A Leader of Tomorrow

More than 1,200 students from 420 universities, with 111 different ethnicities from 80 different countries. Those are the statistics for those who entered the 48th St. Gallen Symposium essay competition. The St. Gallen Symposium essay competition has students send in individual original entrees based on the theme of the upcoming conference, while a panel of […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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

Jul 19, 2018

Growing a Business from the Ground Up

Do you know where your leafy greens come from? If you’re dining at a restaurant in Boston, there’s a good chance the salad greens you’re eating have been grown by two friends inside a small apartment in the city’s South End neighborhood. Oliver Homberg and Matt Alto (BS Mechanical Engineering 2018), two recent graduates of […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jun 26, 2018

New Challenges, New Opportunities

While he hasn’t formally received his degree yet, you could say that Mike McMahon, BS, Mechanical Engineering 2019, has been an engineer his whole life. “Whatever job I’ve had, I’ve been interested in the mechanical and mathematical aspects of it,” says McMahon. “I grew up working in my dad’s bakery, and from a young age […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jun 26, 2018

AIAA Student Club Readies to Land a Rover on a Planet

Fourth-year mechanical engineering and geology/physics student Harry Brodsky, E’19, is leading a team of students that are preparing to land a rover on another planet. Kind of. They are designing and building a rocket and planetary rover—complete with solar panels—to launch, descend safely, and deploy. The only catch is that it will land on Earth […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

May 22, 2018

Leaving no stone unturned

On his co-op, Fenbert worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas in Mumbai, India. He also participated in a Dialogue of Civilizations program to Iceland, as well as an independent research project in Cuba to study natural disaster resiliency. 

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

May 22, 2018

Entrepreneurship Co-op Leads to Fulltime Start Up

When Nader Yacaman Juha, BS Industrial Engineering 2018, was growing up in Honduras, he spent a lot of time walking around a hospital with his grandfather, who was a doctor there. Juha saw patients lying in hospital beds and realized how fortunate he was to be healthy. That feeling stayed with him and shaped his […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

May 15, 2018

Bucket List: Check!

Carly Parlato’s, BS Mechanical Engineering 2018, time at Northeastern has taken her to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California and Taiwan during a Google co-op. Her ambition is to travel much, much farther. “I’d love to go to Mars,” said Parlato, who will give the student Commencement address on Friday and receive her Bachelor’s […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering