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Nov 05, 2019

An Opportunity to Discover my Homeland

Elise Papazian is a fourth-year BS student in Environmental Engineering from Rhode Island. She completed her first co-op at a civil engineering firm called The Morin Cameron Group in Danvers, MA, and is currently on co-op in Armenia at Optimum Energy working on the design and construction of solar plants. She plans to complete a […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Oct 17, 2019

In Busy, Rewarding Co-ops, Every “Second” Counts

Elal Segev is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in civil engineering and minoring in mathematics. Her first Northeastern co-op was at OCEO, a water filtration startup in Israel. Currently, she’s enjoying a diverse set of experiences in Madagascar through the International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) and Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute (MRCI).

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Oct 17, 2019

‘It’s Another Beautiful Day to Be a Stair Builder’

Civil engineering student Chase Bivona, E’20, is on a six-month co-op in Australia learning more about production and management techniques he hopes can take his father’s 35-year-old custom stair building business to the next level.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Sep 27, 2019

Studying Climate Change in India

CEE Professor Auroop Ganguly led a group of students on a Dialogue of Civilizations in India to study climate change science and policy.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

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

As one of 10 students with the highest GPA, Michael Tormey received Northeastern’s 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