Wendy Chu chose to attend Northeastern because she felt the university “stretched the definition of a college student.” Chu’s many accomplishments include a co-op at a White House initiative, studying political theory and sustainable urban development on Dialogues in China and the Netherlands, and working across marketing, business development, and project management teams at student-led and tech startups. “I’ll remember that anything felt possible here,” she says. This fall, she will attend Harvard Law School.
Thursday night’s festivities on Centennial Common will give graduates and their guests a chance to celebrate before Friday’s Commencement. The free event will feature food, live performances, and a Class of 2016 timeline created by graduating senior Julia Wilson. And be sure to check out the Northeastern Snapchat account for highlights from the event.
Julieta Moradei was just 16 years old when she enrolled at Northeastern. After graduating with five co-ops, she will begin a PhD program in structural engineering at the University of California, Berkeley–one of six offers from prestigious schools including MIT, Stanford, and Princeton.
Graduating senior Esther Laaninen has received a Fulbright fellowship to teach English in Colombia. She says her global experiences and teaching opportunities in communities around the world have prepared her well.
Marine scientists in Australia recently reported that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef is now bleached. Northeastern’s Steven Vollmer explains why the condition, typically the result of warming ocean temperatures, could lead to “the ocean’s equivalent of a rainforest with no trees.”
NUTRONS was created to inspire student mentors through challenging educational experiences such as building robots. Today, it is one of the most successful robotics teams in the region, helping to solve real world problems through engineering. Watch and learn more about this unique Northeastern group. Video by Benjamin Bertsch/Northeastern University
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From left, Taylor Lawson, DMSB’16, Hope Wierzbicki, AMD’16, and Taylor Niland, DMSB’16, take graduation photos on Krentzman Quad on Wednesday. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University