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University Scholar Kritika Singh Is Named 2020 Rhodes Scholar

Kritika Singh, a bioengineering and chemistry University Scholar who has dedicated herself to tackling global health issues, has been named a 2020 Rhodes Scholar, considered the most prestigious academic honor for U.S. college students. “Kritika embodies what is best about Northeastern. She has absorbed everything our university has to offer, through experience, global learning, and […]

Scholars Nominated for Distinguished Fellowships

The Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships—which fund study in the United Kingdom and Ireland—and the Knight-Hennessy and Schwarzman Scholarships–which fund study at Stanford and within China’s Tsinghua University respectively–are among the most prestigious postgraduate awards in the world. This year 11 University Scholars and alumni were selected to represent Northeastern in these award competitions, embodying the best of […]

A Family Interest in Blood Led Her to the World of Medical Devices

Her father, who worked in Bangalore for a medical device company that specializes in blood, came up with the idea for her project. Her mother encouraged and guided her to make it real. This was how University Scholar Arunika Makam, while still adapting to her life in a new country, was able to develop a […]

Three Scholars Earn Fulbrights

Three University Scholars earned Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to conduct independent research, pursue graduate study, or teach English abroad. They are part of the record number of Northeastern students — 1o in total — who earned the award this year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is America’s premier cultural exchange fellowship. Active in over 140 […]

Next Stop, Dresden: Nguyen Earns DAAD Scholarship for Graduate Study

Congtin Justin Nguyen COE’19 changed his major several times throughout his first year at Northeastern, and even when he made the switch to bioengineering, he wasn’t sure whether it would be the right fit for him. To find out, he decided to get involved in research. That decision proved fateful, not only confirming Nguyen’s interest […]

Moran, Northeastern Alumnus, Becomes University’s First Knight-Hennessy Scholar

University Scholar Benjamin Moran COS’18, a marine biologist dedicated to using his prodigious talents to preserve the oceans at a moment of unprecedented ecological and political crisis, has been named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University. Knight-Hennessy Scholars are selected on the basis of their capacity to drive change while addressing major global challenges, and […]

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