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Mar 01, 2024

Using Civil Engineering to Make Boston a Better City for All

Emily Urbanski knew from the start that Boston was the right place to be as a civil engineer. After two co-ops and plenty of on-campus involvement, her hope is to change the city’s transit system for the better.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jan 18, 2024

Engineers Without Borders Experience Leads to Pursuit of an MS in Engineering and Public Policy

Melanie Marino, who is pursuing an MS in Engineering and Public Policy, as well as a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, was drawn to advance her education in public policy after a trip with Engineers Without Borders to Tanzania, which required working with the local government to help a village with an unreliable supply […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dec 01, 2023

Creating Change with Environmental Engineering and Community Engagement

Ben Lanava, E’24, environmental engineering, has made the most of his Northeastern experience with a research assistant role, two co-ops, two Dialogues of Civilization, and an Engineers Without Borders trip to Uganda, leading to nominations for many prestigious awards such as the Rhodes Scholarship. 

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Oct 14, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Sadia Khan, PhD’22 – Civil and Environmental Engineering

Originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sadia Khan graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and served as a lecturer at the University of Asia Pacific in Dhaka. She joined the civil and environmental engineering PhD program at Northeastern in 2017. Under the guidance of Professor Edward Beighley, civil […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Aug 11, 2022

A Perfect Storm Hit an Imperfect Climate Dialogue

By Auroop R. Ganguly, Professor, Northeastern University Instructor, 2022 Climate Dialogue in Tanzania When I generally hear the now clichéd phrase “this is not rocket science”, I usually try to smile in a way that I hope comes across as amused tolerance. When my graduate students use the phrase however, I gently tell them that […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Evan Kodra

Jul 27, 2022

Alum Evan Kodra Is Driven to Make a Difference

His own entrepreneurial success inspires him to support future change-makers Evan Kodra, who earned his PhD in Interdisciplinary Engineering in 2014, is determined to create positive change in the world. One aspect of that commitment is his role in co-founding risQ, a start-up company that factors the impacts of climate change and social equity into […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Carrie Tam.

Dec 06, 2021

Interdisciplinary Meets International

Carrie Tam, E’22, was always interested in buildings. It seemed perfect that she discovered Northeastern’s Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Architectural Studies, a combined major of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, and the School of Architecture in the College of Arts, Media, and Design. “I’m […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jude Arbogast.

Nov 09, 2021

Northeastern Prepared Him for Success

Alumnus Jude Arbogast, E’19, civil engineering, explains all the opportunities that Northeastern University provided to prepare him to take on new and exciting challenges.

Civil & Environmental Engineering