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May 13, 2019

From Yemen to Boston

Ahmed Ba Wazir, BS Civil Engineering, 2019—At Cairo Airport in December of 2014, two Yemeni parents bid farewell to their son on his journey to America to pursue higher education. They hoped to meet again soon. Ahmed Ba Wazir was 18 at the time, traveling to Richmond, Virginia to study English. Having finished high school […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Apr 12, 2019

Michael Tormey Wins 2019 Northeastern President’s Award

Prior to the end of each spring semester, the Office of the Provost announces the winners of the Northeastern University President’s Award, highlighting the top ten students by grade-point average of each university class. This year, Michael Tormey is one of the 10 students from the class of 2020 recognized with a 2019 President’s Award. […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Feb 21, 2019

Sikubora – A Better Day

Written by Linnaea Cahill, a fourth year BS in Civil Engineering student. About From Rafael Landivar in Guatemala, Linnaea is involved in the Latinx community on campus, the Engineers Without Borders Guatemala program, NU American Society of Civil Engineers Chapter and the NU Culture and Language Learning Society. Off campus, Linnaea may be found skating […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dec 03, 2018

Catching Lizards in Panama

On a co-op at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Gamboa, Panama, a small town outside of Panama City, Madeline works with a group of biologists to catch lizards in an effort to study how these reptiles are adapting to climate change, both physically and genetically.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Nov 15, 2018

People and Atmosphere Make a Difference

Angelina Jay, who graduated about a year ago with a PhD in Civil Engineering 2017, thinks that Northeastern’s atmosphere and people are among the most valuable things about the university. “I really enjoyed it here, at Northeastern,” she said. “The faculty and the staff, every single one of them was great and amazing to work […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Nov 15, 2018

A Broader Perspective

Udit Bhatia is a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University pursuing an Interdisciplinary Engineering PhD 2019 and cannot wait to graduate in a few months and start teaching students himself. His successful journey started before he even got to the United States. Bhatia was a civil engineering undergraduate […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Oct 30, 2018

Global Dialogue to Global Research and Beyond

A Dialogue of Civilizations program that Michael Tormey, BS Civil Engineering, 2020, completed three years ago highly influenced his academic choices and future plans. He enrolled at Northeastern as a civil engineer, and only after his Dialogue on Climate Change Science and Policy the summer of his freshman year, did Tormey realized how scientific advancements […]

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Jul 03, 2018

Dialogue of Civilizations in Brazil

Written by Maria Dulin, a third year BS in Civil Engineering student. About me Maria Dulin is a third year student pursuing a BS in Civil Engineering. She is involved with the Honduras chapter of Engineers Without Borders and is a tour guide for incoming students and families on campus. Outside of campus activities, she […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering