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Feb 24, 2016

Co-op in Indonesia

Written by Maria George, a fifth year senior majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Environmental Science. About Me Maria George is a fifth year senior majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Environmental Science. She’s spent her undergrad exploring opportunities in Environmental Engineering through co-op and seizing every opportunity she can to apply […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jan 30, 2016

First Rhodes Scholarship Winner

Logan Jackson, BS Civil Engineering, 2016, is the first Northeastern University student to win the Rhodes Scholarship, which is one of the most prestigious awards an undergraduate in the country can receive. Jackson has served in several roles with Northeastern’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, including president. She is also a violinist […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dec 16, 2014

Liyuan Liang: Alum named AAAS Fellow

Liyuan Liang, who received her BS in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in 1982, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She was one of ten researchers working with the Department of Energy that received this recognition. Liang directs Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)’s Office of Institutional Planning […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dec 08, 2014

Alumnus Inducted as Chairman of the National Board of Directors

Congratulations to civil engineering alumnus Sam Sleiman E’83, ME’85, who was inducted as Chairman of the National Board of Directors for the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). Mr. Sleiman, the Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs at Massachusetts Port Authority, has more than 25 years of experience in the design and construction industry. […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Aug 01, 2014

Civil Alumni Becomes International VP of ITE

Congratulations to John Kennedy, BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering 1972, and Senior Principal and co-founder of VHB, who was recently elected as the 2014 International Vice President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Mr. Kennedy has over 40 years of active professional experience as a traffic engineer, 38 years of active membership in ITE, […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 29, 2014

Humanitarian Projects in Civil Engineering

Ann Polaneczky, BS, Civil Engineering, 2011—“When you’re working in a devel­oping country, you have to approach things com­pletely dif­fer­ently,” said 2011 civil engi­neering grad­uate Ann Polaneczky, a project engi­neer for Part­ners in Health, a non profit inter na tional health and social jus tice orga­ni­za­tion. “Your approach has to address anthro­po­log­ical and cul­tural con­cerns because […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 25, 2014

Discovering the Creative Side of Engineering

Chris Nasif, BS, Civil Engineering, 2012—On co-​​op with an engi­neering firm in Paris, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity stu­dent Chris Nasif was asked by his man­ager to write a 10,000-word dis­ser­ta­tion on designing earthquake-​​resistant build­ings, a topic with which he was unfa­miliar. After shaking off the daunting scope of his assign­ment, the senior civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering major got to work. […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jul 22, 2014

Crossing Borders

Gina Palino, BS, Civil Engineering 2013, whose peers laud her for her intense motivation to help less fortunate people around the world, served as Uganda program director of Northeastern’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders.  EWB-NEU, one of five student chapters in Greater Boston, built wells to provide fresh drinking water to Bbanda, Uganda, in 2010 […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering