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October 2012 

Student Welcome!

Open House



Welcome to the 582 graduate students who joined the NEU Graduate School of Engineering this Fall, the biggest incoming class in the history of the College of Engineering! We hope you are all well settled in your classes.

Message from the Student Services Team



As you prepare for graduation or gear up for the Spring 2013 semester, don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We are here to help!



The GSE Student Services team holds office hours Mon-Fri from 2-4pm or by appointment. Our offices are located in 130 Snell. 


Bryce Cheney: for all Professional Masters's program students


Cécile Braun-Jones: for Research Master's program students


Lisa O'Neill: for Ph.D. students and BS/MS students. By appointment only. 


Don't forget to visit our website.

Important Upcoming Dates


The Fall semester is well underway so here is a reminder of important upcoming dates:


11/13/12: Spring registration opens for continuing students

11/20/12: Last day to drop a class with a W grade

11/21-25/12: Thanksgiving recess, GSE offices will be closed

11/26/12: Thesis/Dissertation submission deadline for January graduation

12/20/12: Last day to upload thesis/dissertation to Proquest

12/24/12-01/2/13: GSE office closed

COE in the News

 North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Provost Stephen W.    Director has announced the University's appoint­    ment of accom­plished scholar Nadine Aubry as  dean of the Col­lege of Engi­neering, effec­tive Sep­  tember 1,  2012. Dean Aubry is a widely known  leader in the  field of mechanical engineering,  particularly fluid

 mechanics. Learn more about Dean Aubry here.



Dr. Thomas Webster is the new chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering. Read more about Dr. Webster and his research here.

Other News


The Northeastern University Office of the Registrar recently implemented a new class audit policy which will take place starting in the Spring 2013 semester. More info here.


The Northeastern University Office of the Registrar also updated the University withdrawal policy. Effective immediately, withdrawal inquiries should be requested here.

Upcoming events

November 7, 2012: Chemical Engineering Seminar with Special guest Evan Sctoo, Ph.D., "An Immunoengineering Approach to Vaccination: Tuning the Immune Response with Redox-Sensitive Nanoparticles". 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 108 West Village H. 


November 13-15, 2012: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security. More information here


November 15, 2012: ECE Distinguished Speaker Series with Pr. Steven 

Low. More information here


Ongoing: College of Computer and Information Science Distinguished Speakers Series. More information here

Funding opportunities

  • NASA is pleased to announce that the Space Technology Program has released its annual call for applications for the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships. Information available here. Submission deadline is December 4, 2012
  • The  Office of Naval Research is currently offering: 
  1. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP). Proposals due January 4, 2013
  2. Special Program Announcement for the Office of Naval ResearchProposals due January 17, 2013  

You can find additional funding opportunities on our new fellowship webpage.




We all need a little help sometimes! Below are some suggestions we hope will help you find where and who to turn to. Never hesitate to reach out to us with your questions. We will do our best to direct you in the appropriate direction. 



New in the country and looking to improve your written and spoken English skills? Visit the Global Student Success Website and sign up for a variety of workshops and tutoring open to all NEU students.


Writing your thesis, dissertation or a mid-term paper? The library offers in-person or online support to help you deliver a stellar paper.


Drop by the Northeastern University Career Services Center. They offer a wide selection of workshops designed specifically for graduate and/or international students to help you be successful in your professional career. Or make a one-on-one appointment to discuss your specific needs. 


Need the flu vaccine? Want to talk to a professional about something that is on your mind? Feeling blue and not sure who to talk to? No problem, contact University Health and Counseling Services with your questions and they will direct you to the right person.


The International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) offers many resources to international students and organizes multicultural event throughout the academic year.


As you exercise your brain, remember to exercise your body too! Campus Recreation is your fitness answer.


The Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service offers a safe environment for the soul.

Fall 2012 Orientation:
  • More than 580 new students.
  • Nearly 100% increase in enrollments in the MS in Electrical and MS in Mechanical Engineering programs.
  • Near 50% increase of student population in the MS in Civil and MS in Industrial Engineering programs.
  • Significant growth in five PhD programs.
  • Over 50% increase in total student population in the
  • professional Master of Science programs.


A sample of Co-op Employers:


  • Biogen Idec Corporation
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Cisco Systems
  • EMC Corporation
  • IBM
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Partners HealthCare System
  • Verizon