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Zachary Walker-Liang outside with his drone

Sep 03, 2021

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

Zachary Walker-Liang, E’25, just completed his first year in the College of Engineering pursuing a combined major in computer engineering and computer science. A Washington DC native, he chose Northeastern because of his love of snow, the Boston skateboarding scene, and the university’s signature co-op program. He applied for early decision and was surprised to […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

May 03, 2021

Research Experiences Recognized with Goldwater Scholarship

As a freshman in the explore program, Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik, E’22, electrical engineering, knew that he wanted to be involved in neuroscience. He quickly realized that to study neuroscience, he’d probably need to go to grad school. And before grad school, he’d need to be involved in research. With these goals in mind, Jacobs-Skolik seized […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Apr 27, 2021

Co-op in Costa Rica Focused on Solar Energy

Saul Blain, E’23, in his own words, has taken on “a whole spectrum” of responsibilities at Avolta Energy, the Costa Rican solar energy firm where he is currently on co-op.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Apr 12, 2021

Reaching Ambitious Goals with a PlusOne

Sarah Adamo, E’22, electrical engineering, ME’23, electrical and computer engineering, has ambitious goals for her future, and the PlusOne program is the next step on her path to reaching them. A very driven and passionate person, Adamo reveals “I think you can feel when you’re on the right path… as you can tell I’m very […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mar 10, 2021

Co-op at Qualcomm Opens New Doors

As a master’s student in electrical and computer engineering, Nagulan Manivelan, ME’21, had to act quickly. A week before he was slated to begin his co-op with a Boston technology startup, the company had to cancel the position due to COVID. What Nagulan did next, embodies the Northeastern ethos of personal and professional resiliency.

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

Nov 03, 2020

A Natural Problem Solver

Haley Weinstein, E and ME’21, electrical engineering, has always had an innate curiosity about topics outside her range of expertise ― along with the work ethic needed to figure them out.

Electrical & Computer Engineering