LEGENDARY recruits, retains, and ensures the success of a multicultural network of undergraduate, MS, and PhD scholars in all engineering programs with a focus on research experiences. Women in Engineering (WIE) connects bright, motivated women interested in science and math with mentors, tutors, career advice, financial aid, and other women in engineering. NUPRIME (Northeastern University Programs in Multicultural Engineering) has been committed to helping historically under-represented students fulfill their potential, academically and professionally.
An initiative of Northeastern’s College of Engineering, LEGENDARY – Linking Educational Goals through ENgineering Diversity And Research Year-round is a program that recruits, retains and ensures the success of a multicultural network of undergraduate, MS and PhD scholars in all engineering programs in the College of Engineering with a focus on research experiences.
LEGENDARY is designed to open opportunity to prospective students from diverse backgrounds, encourage the participation of students from underrepresented groups in engineering, and enhance the diversity of the future engineering workforce.
In addition to awarding prestigious LEGENDARY scholarships and fellowships to highly selected students, the program offers a strong academic support system, establishes a robust mentoring and advising network, and focuses on building social ties.
Northeastern's Women in Engineering (WIE) Program is one of the oldest of its kind. WIE connects students with mentors, tutors, career advice, financial aid, and other women in engineering - all the resources that promote success in engineering.
Starting with one of the housing choices for freshmen, students can make connections with other women studying engineering through the Connections Learning Living Community. The WIE program offers both one-on-one tutoring as well as review sessions in key engineering and science classes. As an upper class student, there are opportunities for students to develop leadership skills by mentoring and inspiring younger girls from middle and high school.
Guest speakers and a career management course give students access to working women engineers who encourage your pursuit of an engineering education and career. Making professional contacts is easy when over 2,000 women have graduated from our engineering programs.
- Women in Engineering Day
Women in Engineering Day is an all-day event for high school girls (typically seniors & juniors) and their parents to find out more about our program. The day starts out with a welcome Continental breakfast, several information presentations, and a student panel of engineering women ready to answer all of your questions. Over lunch, meet our Admissions, Financial Aid, and Residential Life staff. The afternoon includes visits to our engineering research facilities with lots of informative activities; and the day ends with an optional campus tour. Typically WIE Day is once a year (in the Fall). For more information or to reserve a spot in the fall program, please e-mail Rachelle Reisberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “Cool Women / Hot Careers” Day
This Society of Women Engineers sponsored program is an all-day event for high school girls (typically sophomores & juniors) and their parents to find out more about engineering. The day starts out with a welcome Continental breakfast, several information presentations, and a student panel of engineering women ready to answer your questions. Over lunch, meet more of our SWE students. The afternoon includes a visit to an engineering research lab and a hands-on engineering activity run by SWE; the day ends with a short optional campus tour. This day is typically scheduled for a Saturday during MA vacation week in February. For more information or to reserve a spot in this spring program, please e-mail Rachelle Reisberg at email@example.com.
The Connections program offers women undergraduates a wide range of activities aimed at preparing them for careers in engineering and science.
- SWE (Northeastern section)
SWE (Society of Women Engineers) was established to have fun and promote women in engineering.
NUPRIME (Northeastern University Programs in Multicultural Engineering) is committed to cultivating and supporting diversity and academic excellence at Northeastern University. For over 40 years, NUPRIME has been committed to helping historically under-represented students fulfill their potential, academically and professionally.
NUPRIME provides student organizational advisory support to two nationally recognized engineering student chapters on Northeastern’s campus, SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) and NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers).
NUPRIME provides both a link and a connection to undergrad domestic and international research opportunities in partnership with NELSAMP (Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation). Please visit our Northeastern University specific NU-LSAMP website.
- Summer Bridge Program
To ease the challenging transition from high school to college, the Northeastern College of Engineering also sponsors the Summer Bridge Program for entering freshman Engineering students from historically underrepresented groups.