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Nov 03, 2020

The Magic of Engineering

Blog by Samantha Johnson, E’21 and ME’21, bioengineering Have you ever seen a magic trick? Not an elaborate show where a man with a rabbit in his hat cuts a beautiful woman into two, but a close-up magic trick? One where you can see the magician’s hands, where you can fully conceptualize all the variables […]


Oct 02, 2020

PhD Spotlight: Morris Vanegas, PhD’21 – Bioengineering

Advised by Associate Professor Qianqian Fang, Bioengineering Morris Vanegas obtained his BS and MS degrees from MIT before joining the Computational Optics and Translational Imaging Lab (COTI Lab) in the Department of Bioengineering as a PhD student in the Fall of 2016. Since then, he has been the driving force for a number of research […]


photo of Kritika Singh

Jun 11, 2020

Distinctive Excellence: Our 2020 Rhodes Scholar

Kritika Singh, E’20, receives Rhodes Scholar, NIH OxCam Scholar, and Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award.


Oct 31, 2019

Invaluable Research Experience on Co-op at the University of Oxford

Michael Fitzgerald, E’20, or Fitz as he is known, is from San Diego, Calif. and is pursuing a BS in Bioengineering with a concentration in cell and tissue engineering and a minor in ethics. He is currently on co-op at the University of Oxford in England conducting neurodegenerative disease research.


May 23, 2019

He Left his Comfort Zone to Explore the Frontiers of Engineering and Culture

Recent graduate Conor Messer, BS Bioengineering 2019, has lived, worked, and studied in Boston, Germany, and Jordan. Now, supported by a Fulbright Scholarship, he’s headed to Abu Dhabi to design a robot to perform minimally invasive cardiac surgery.  by Khalida Sarwari, May 15, 2019 Ever since he can remember, Conor Messer has found himself drawn […]


May 05, 2019

The Full Experience—Local to Afar

Emily Chernich, BS Bioengineering 2019, always loved engineering and the medical field, but wasn’t sure how to combine them in her studies. She found the perfect program to pursue her interests at Northeastern, joining its first graduating class of bioengineering majors. She participated in three co-ops during her time at Northeastern, the second of which […]


Apr 23, 2019

Flexible Programs, Hands-On Experience

After completing her bachelor’s in bioengineering in Singapore, Nikitha Jayachandran, MS in Bioengineering 2018, was unsure of her future in the field. She originally chose bioengineering because she wanted to study something related to medicine, but not surgical. Through her courses, she found that she liked the biology side of her field but wasn’t as […]


Apr 23, 2019

Journey to Medical School

Aanie Phillips, BS Bioengineering 2019, a pre-med bioengineering student with a concentration in cell and tissue engineering, chose her field based on her love of math and science and the possibility of becoming a physician. “In the back of my head, I always knew that I wanted to be a doctor, so I chose bioengineering […]