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Feb 26, 2020

Defining Experiences on Co-op at Philips

Picture caption: Left to right: Jie Dai, ME’19, electrical and computer engineering, and Wangbo Jia, ME’19, electrical and computer engineering. Co-op can be a defining experience for students, and for two recent alumni, their time working at Philips Research Americas’ Cambridge Innovation Labs in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was no exception. Wangbo Jia, ME’19, originally from Beijing, […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Nov 20, 2019

Thinking Out of the Box at Toyota Research Institute

When Amanda Zhu graduated from Northeastern University in May of 2018 with a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering, she only had to wait a month before she started working at the Toyota Research Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Originating from China, Zhu graduated from the University of New Haven with a bachelor’s degree in […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Nov 15, 2019

Out of My Comfort Zone in Tanzania

Jacob Kaplan is a fourth-year computer engineering/computer science major on co-op at Sikubora in Arusha, Tanzania. He is originally from Amherst in western Massachusetts. He is interested in sustainable energy and is exploring and considering career paths. Written by Jacob Kaplan. I am working at a company called Sikubora in Arusha, Tanzania. Arusha is a […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jul 12, 2019

Creating an App to Help Those Pray

He created an app to help Muslims with their daily prayers Main photo: “Our primary purpose is allowing Muslims to read and recite the Quran correctly without the need of reaching out to an instructor, so we’re automating that process,” says Anas Abou Allaban, who graduated from Northeastern in May. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

May 02, 2019

A Pioneering Invention on Co-op

Like many, Grace Carroll, BS, Computer Engineering 2020, came to Northeastern for its renowned co-op program. “I learn a lot better doing things hands-on than just in the classroom,” Carroll said. “The fact that they schedule [co-op] into your degree for you to go learn hands-on—I really thought that was a big difference between Northeastern […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

May 01, 2019

From Research to Spinout and Much More

Created rising product development company Metamagnetics.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Nov 01, 2018

Dell EMC Co-op Leads to Patent

PhD Computer Engineering student Yifan Sun has been awarded a US patent while completing his co-op at EMC. This patent is 1 of 5 patent applications that have been submitted by Dell EMC listing Sun as a co-inventor.  Yifan Sun is a member of the Northeastern University Computer Architecture Laboratory. A student went off to […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sep 26, 2018

Co-ops Lead to Start Ups

Alisa Jin, BS Electrical and Computer Engineering, helped to build a drone that flies like a kite. Alex Dye, BS Mechanical Engineering 2020, helped to design the prototype of a robot that injects medicine into the eyes of patients with severe vision problems. They are both Northeastern students, and they say that working on co-op […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering