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Jan 17, 2018

East African Solar Energy Co-op in Tanzania

Written by Jordan Massa, a fourth year Computer Engineering student with a Global Social Entrepreneurship minor. About me Jordan Massa is a fourth year Computer Engineering student with a Global Social Entrepreneurship minor. On campus, she is an RA and TA for Global Social Enterprise. Before her internship in Tanzania, she spent her first co-op […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dec 06, 2017

ECE Student Receives Schwarzman Scholarship

Student Brett Daley, BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2018—has been named a Schwarzman Scholar, enabling him to complete a master’s degree at Tsinghua University in China. Source: News @ Northeastern Northeastern senior Brett Daley says artificial intelligence will be the defining technology of the 21st century. Throughout his Northeastern experience, he’s conducted advanced machine learning […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dec 05, 2017

Six ECE Students Named IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative Awardees

Six students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department were named IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative 2017-18 awardees. This signature program of the IEEE Foundation provides $7,000 in undergraduate educational support over a 3 year period. With these six recipients, Northeastern is tied for 3rd most PES scholarship winners at […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Dec 04, 2017

Perspective on Undergraduate Research from One Who Knows

Written by Emma Kaeli, chemical engineering undergraduate student. Chemical Engineering undergraduate student Emma Kaeli shares her research experiences: In my first year here at Northeastern, I made one of the best decisions I have made yet—getting involved with academic research.After trying out bioengineering and even electrical engineering projects, I found myself volunteering in Dr. Katherine […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Oct 26, 2017

Women Forward in Technology Scholarships

Carolina Binns, BS’21 Comp Eng and Sara Symonds, BS’19 Comp Eng/Comp Science—Two students from Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) — Carolina Binns and Sara Symonds — have been announced as recipients of the 2017 Women Forward in Technology Scholarship. This unique scholarship program was founded by Distil Networks, Foundry Group, Techstars, Cooley, Yesware, Help Scout, […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Oct 20, 2017

Human-Robot Friendship

Murphy Wonsick, PhD’20—Doctoral student Murphy Wonsick envisions a world where humans and robots coexist as friends. She spends her days trying to figure out how astronauts and robots can work together to complete dangerous tasks in space. In fact, she’s working on one of the world’s most advanced humanoid robots to exist—Northeastern’s NASA robot Valkyrie—under the direction of Taskin Padir, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Oct 18, 2017

Easy ‘Friending’ Startup

Jay Shome and Andrew Smith, BS, Computer Engineering, 2018—“Friending made easy.” That’s the motto of FriendsUp, a new app enabling users to share contact information and connect via Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram in the blink of an eye. It’s the brainchild of Andrew Smith and Jay Shome, both E’18, who launched the app in July […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Aug 28, 2017

Research in Extreme Conditions

Alek Razdan, PhD, Computer Engineering, 2021—This is the Antarctic Ocean in winter. It’s the last place anyone would want to be—unless you’re trying to solve a climate change mystery. An international crew of scientists, including Northeastern graduate student Alek Razdan, recently returned from a two-month expedition to the Ross Sea off the coast of Antarctica. […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering