ChE Student Wins Prestigious Hodgkinson Award

Emma Kaeli, E’18, chemical engineering major, minors in mathematics, materials science, and engineering, is a recipient of the 2018 Harold Hodgkinson Award in recognition of scholastic achievement, leadership, coop, and service in voluntary organizations and activities. This is one of the highest honors that a senior at Northeastern can receive.

As one advisor notes: “Emma is one of the most insightful and well-rounded students I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.” She has delved deeply into research, authoring or co-authoring six national papers and presentations, a remarkable feat for an undergraduate. As a tutor for introductory engineering courses, she inspired students as she deftly explained concepts that form the foundation of engineering careers. She even founded a journal, Embark, to enable undergraduate engineering students to publish research in a professional journal and learn about research opportunities. By becoming a professor of materials science and engineering, she plans to create novel materials to improve renewable energy technologies—and inspire her students to combat climate change.

Related Departments:Chemical Engineering