During a presentation to an architecture class on Monday, President Aoun discussed everything from how higher education has changed in the past decade to the vision that brought the soon-to-be-completed Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex to life. Here are some highlights from the conversation.
In her senior year at Northeastern Madeline Seibert did a co-op in China, where she led an independent study documenting food losses and waste through Chinese supply chains. Now, with the support of her Schwarzman Scholarship, Seibert will continue this work through a yearlong master’s program at the Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Kyumon Murrell’s co-op and extracurricular activities underscore his commitment to empowering others to succeed. “Everything I do has to align with my values,” he says.
Chelsie Ouellette has spent the past year-and-a-half working for the Hillary Clinton campaign. From managing teams of campaign workers and training volunteers, to engaging with voters and developing strategies to reach them, all of it has been with an eye toward Tuesday—Election Day.
Nicole Szomstein, SSH’21, never stops moving, whether she’s lending her expertise to BalletRox, a dance school dedicated to bringing the artform to Boston youth or double majoring in political science and journalism at Northeastern.
Tanay Patri has only been on campus for six weeks, but he’s already joined three student groups and picked out the company for which he would like to do his first co-op. “I want to build relationships with my peers and find my passion as soon as I can,” he says.
Raina Levin isn’t sure where her education will lead her, but she knows her natural curiosity and Northeastern’s ecosystem of exploration—rooted in co-op—will guide her in the right direction.
At “The Future of…” presidential speaker series on Tuesday, Lyft chief technology officer and Northeastern graduate Chris Lambert discussed how autonomous vehicles are the future of transportation—and what that means for Lyft, for people, and for cities in America.
Northeastern’s Real Estate Club will host a panel discussion this evening on the past, present, and future of urban planning and development in the university’s surrounding neighborhoods. Titled “Cranes and the Community,” the event will convene six experts with knowledge in fields ranging from architecture to city planning.
While on co-op at East Somerville Main Streets, Jackson Ibelle, SSH’19, played an essential role in pulling off the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser of the year: the Foodie Crawl, which takes place Tuesday.
At the President’s Convocation on Tuesday morning, President Aoun, along with other university and student leaders, underscored the diversity of the incoming freshman class and pointed to the myriad opportunities—from global co-op, to cutting-edge research, to student organizations—that lie ahead.
Check out the amazing people, places, and events at Northeastern during the month of August as documented through the lenses of university photographers.