Northeastern senior wins award as national engineering Co-​​op Student of the Year

Kelly O’Connell, E’16, came to col­lege with inter­ests in envi­ron­mental issues and cli­mate change. Today she credits Northeastern’s co-​​op pro­gram, backed by rig­orous engi­neering courses, with guiding her toward her career goals.

Day in the life: Co-​​op at Ocean Spray

Christina Fer­rara, E’16, is cur­rently on co-​​op at Ocean Spray. From working to increase plant effi­ciency to taste tests in the lab, Fer­rara has learned what life is like working for one of the largest grower-​​owned coop­er­a­tives in the world.

Northeastern alumna, a pioneering neuroscientist, named MacArthur Fellow

Beth Stevens, BPH’93, dis­cov­ered a key func­tion of microglia, a lesser-​​known type of brain cell, that is prompting a shift in thinking about brain devel­op­ment in healthy states as well as in neu­ro­log­ical dis­or­ders like Alzheimer’s disease.