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How to turn a student into an engineer

Kelly O’Connell, E’16, and Jake Ver­gara, E’17, reflected on their life-​​changing work for Northeastern’s stu­dent chapter of Engi­neers Without Bor­ders, focusing on how their expe­ri­ences have shaped their engi­neering skills, global per­spec­tives, and co-​​ops.

3Qs: The aid response to Nepal

Nepal’s “harsh geog­raphy” will make the rescue and human­i­tarian aid efforts in response to the dev­as­tating earth­quake rather chal­lenging, but tech­nology and social media are improving the effi­ciency of these efforts, says North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Ozlem Ergun, an expert in large-​​scale networks.

Meet the graduates: Jordan Lieberman

Each day this week, as the campus com­mu­nity pre­pares for Friday’s Com­mence­ment, we’ll intro­duce you to a member of the grad­u­ating class. Jordan Lieberman, a fifth-​​year D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness major, found his pas­sion at the cross­roads of pol­i­tics and busi­ness. After grad­u­a­tion, he’ll move to Ari­zona to start a career with Raytheon.

To battle natural hazards, interdisciplinary research team turns to resilient, sustainable buildings

A team of North­eastern researchers has received a National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion grant to develop a deci­sion frame­work for designing build­ings that are both resilient and sus­tain­able in the face of mul­tiple envi­ron­mental haz­ards like earth­quakes, flooding, and heavy winds.

Writer, activist Naomi Klein says radical action needed on climate crisis

Klein spoke at North­eastern last week about her new book, in which she pins the blame for cli­mate change largely on cap­i­talism and argues that rad­ical change spurred by a pow­erful social move­ment is the nec­es­sary response to the situation.

I feel like I’ve made an actual impact on the world’

While studying at North­eastern, Christie Civetta, SSH’15, has worked throughout the world to tackle the pre­ven­tion of sui­cide and drug abuse. She’ll share her journey with her fellow grad­u­ates on May 8 when she delivers her Com­mence­ment address.