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Jun 06, 2022

S-POWER: A Successful Model Toward Equalizing Opportunities for Underrepresented Students

Known as S-POWER (Student Pathways Opening World Energy Resources), the five-year NSF S-STEM grant provided financial aid as well as academic and mentoring opportunities for students who could benefit from extra preparation for the university environment. It was largely designed for—though not limited to—students entering Northeastern from community colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In May 2022, 16 of them graduated, leaving Northeastern for prestigious graduate programs or careers at companies including Apple, Facebook, General Motors, and Lockheed Martin. More than 140 more are still successfully on the road to degrees in engineering fields.

Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Feb 08, 2022

Computer PhD Alum to Lead SAIL

Alumnus and Draper GEM Fellow Will Tomlinson, PhD’18, Computer Engineering, is named director of the Software and Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) at Boston University. Related News: Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Community Service Creating a Safer Way to Transmit Data Overcoming the Odds

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Zachary Walker-Liang outside with his drone

Sep 03, 2021

Undergraduate Student’s Research Focuses on Developing Software for Drones to Enforce COVID Guidelines

UPLIFT Scholar Zachary Walker-Liang, E’25, computer engineering and computer science, conducted research as a first-year student to enable a drone to survey an area and see if people are following social distancing guidelines and wearing a mask or not and report the data. After developing the software he implemented it onto the drone.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

daniel devoy

May 04, 2021

Engaging Research from the Start

Curiosity and engagement are top traits of high-potential talented students. To tap into and nurture this excitement, the College of Engineering introduced an innovative program in Fall 2020: Undergraduate Program for Leaders In Future Transformation (UPLIFT). UPLIFT Scholars are paired with a faculty mentor and work in their mentor’s lab conducting research starting their first semester of their first year of study at Northeastern.

Bioengineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mar 02, 2021

The ‘Triple Husky’ Experience

Sarah Brown is a true Northeastern success story: a ‘triple Husky’ who earned her bachelor’s in electrical engineering, E’11, master’s in electrical and computer engineering, ME’14, and a doctorate in electrical engineering, PhD’16. After completing her doctorate, she was awarded the University of California at Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship and served as a postdoctoral research […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

student against wall with detour arrows painted on it behind him

Mar 02, 2021

The Perfect Detour

Northeastern graduate David Delaine, E’05, electrical engineering, was well on his way to a solid career as a consulting engineer, but life had other plans for him. A network of mentors and transformative experiences at Northeastern and beyond laid the groundwork for a career detour that led Delaine to pursue advanced studies and discover his passion for engineering education.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Feb 22, 2021

Taking Stereotypes out of Facial Recognition Software

PhD computer engineering student Zaid Khan, PhD’24, and ECE/Khoury Professor Raymond Fu are working to remove racial bias out of facial recognition programs.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Oct 29, 2020

Securing a Successful Future

A computer engineering major, Rubens Lacouture, E’21, quickly identified software development as his passion and is focused on improving computational performance and algorithm efficiency, including software security.

Electrical & Computer Engineering