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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

Nishant Yadav

Oct 19, 2021

Experiential PhD Spotlight with Nishant Yadav

Nishant Yadav, PhD interdisciplinary engineering student, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, participated in the Experiential PhD program. His research is in applying machine learning and AI to solving problems in climate and the environment. He joined CEE’s Sustainability and Data Sciences Lab at Northeastern under Professor Auroop Ganguly, and then worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, then NASA Ames Research Center, and is now starting work at Hitachi AI Labs.

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Cassie Nickles

Oct 01, 2021

PhD Spotlight: Cassie Nickles, PhD’21 – Civil Engineering

Cassie Nickles’ research focused on large-scale river networks and hydrologic applications enabled by NASA’s upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. In the four years of her PhD, she published four articles in top journals: Remote Sensing, Water Resources Research, and Geophysical Research Letters. She also presented her findings at ten conferences, nationally and internationally. From connections made at these conferences, she had the opportunity to intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the summer of 2020.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jun 09, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Christine Keville, Civil Engineering

Christine Keville is the founder of Keville Enterprises, Inc. and a graduate of Northeastern University. She graduated with a master’s in civil engineering, and since then has embarked on a storied career that has seen her return to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern as the Chair of the department’s Industrial Advisory […]

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elisa livingston portrait

May 04, 2021

Coming Full Circle

“Originally, I’m from Colombia, and I immigrated with my mom to the U.S. when I was eight,” says Elisa Livingston, E’14, civil engineering. Livingston’s mother worked multiple jobs so that Elisa could have the best educational opportunities. “My mom, she sacrificed so much.” Northeastern offered the career-focused engineering programs that Livingston was looking for—especially with […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering