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Feb 28, 2018

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Written by Derek Tran, a fourth year BS/MS track of Mechanical Engineering. About me Derek Tran is a fourth year student on the BS/MS track of Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Mechanics and Design. Derek has completed co-ops at Siemens Healthcare, Biorad and is now on his 3rd co-op at Desktop Metal. He is currently […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jan 12, 2018

Student Entrepreneur Finds her Identity in Uncertainty

When Abbey Titcomb, BS, Mechanical Engineering 2018, arrived at Northeastern in 2013, she was scared of nearly everything—the ocean, roller coasters, airplanes, and most of all, decision making. She was the type of high achiever who is driven by insecurity and the desire to please others. I realized I’d spent my whole life doing what […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Nov 13, 2017

Global Experience Creates International Tournament

Ask Darryl Robinson, BS, Mechanical Engineering, 2020, why lacrosse is his favorite sport, and he’ll cite its unique blend of physicality and finesse, its reliance on teamwork over individual ability. “It’s the fastest game on two feet,” he’ll say, using one of the sport’s most popular slogans. Robinson, E’20, grew up raking, scooping, and roll […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Oct 27, 2017

A Startup That’s Making Waves

Mechanical engineering alumnus Ben Kneppers, E’07 (middle) and his friends developed the company Bureo to recycle old fishing nets into products like skateboards and sunglasses to help prevent ocean pollution. Source: Northeastern Magazine In his teens and 20s, Ben Kneppers, E’07, BS Mechanical Engineering, traveled the world searching for the perfect wave. Over the years, […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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Sep 05, 2017

Success without Boundaries

Written by Sharabh Kochar, an Engineering Management graduate. About Me Sharabh Kochar is a recent graduate from the engineering management program. He completed an international co-op at Schlumberger del Ecuador S.A., where he was able to enjoy the experience of a lifetime and explore a new culture. Success without Boundaries The calendar date July 5, […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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Jul 19, 2017

Figuring Out Industrial Engineering

About Me Keith Fleming is a fifth year Industrial Engineering student who is also pursuing his master’s degree in Industrial Engineering. While at Northeastern, Keith has completed two co-ops; at Textron Systems and Sanofi Genzyme. He is also a member of IISE and Tau Beta Pi. He shares his experience in his own words. Figuring […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jul 14, 2017

Engineering, Business, and Leadership: A Potent Formula

How the program prepared him as a business transformation consultant at IBM.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jul 12, 2017

First a Passion for Legos; Now a Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Adrienne Clark, BS/MS, Mechanics 2011—Growing up in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, Adrienne Clark, BS/MS’11 with a major in mechanical engineering, was fascinated by her older brothers’ Lego and K’NEX toys. “I’ve always been drawn to architecture, math, science, and doing mechanical things with my hands,” says Clark. This early passion was supported by her mother’s efforts […]

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