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Young Scholar Program Provides Experience-Based Learning for Future Scientists and Engineers

June 28, 2017

The Center for STEM Education kicked off its 2017 Young Scholars Program on June 26, 2017, with 26 budding scientists and engineers from high schools at a variety of cities and towns in the Greater Boston area. The program, designed to encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math fields, provides a unique opportunity for hands-on learning while students are still in high school.

Throughout the six-week program, students will participate in research laboratories, join a seminar series to explore careers and educational opportunities, go on field trips to corporations and government sites to see engineers and scientists in action and experience college life.

“Our unique program using an experienced-based learning approach maintains a balance between academic and social components, providing students an opportunity to build relationships with university students and faculty in addition to fellow participants. We create and support a STEM community well beyond the summer experience,” commented Claire Duggan, director of the Center for STEM Education at Northeastern.

2017 Northeastern University Participating Research Laboratories and Faculty

  • Professor Mansoor Amiji - Pharmacy
  • Assistant Professor Matthew Eckelman – Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  • Assistant Professor Samuel Felton – Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Assistant Professor Hui Fang – Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor Ferdi Hellweger – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes – Chemical Engineering
  • Assocate Professor Carol Livermore – Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Assistant Professor Jose Martinez – Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Assistant Professor Marvin Onabajo – Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Assistant Professor Robert Platt – Computer and Information Science/Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Associate Research Scientist Ljiljana Rajic (Prof. Akram Alshawabkeh) – Civil and Environmental Engineering 
  • Associate Professor Rifat Sipahi – Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu – Mechanical and Industrial Engineering