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Excerpts from Understanding the Big Picture Impacts of Engineering by HUSV Minor Thando Ray, E’24

Across three co-ops, Thando Ray, E’24, mechanical engineering and Human Services Minor, ensured that the research and projects he worked on had an impact on global environments, including Ghana, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Indonesia.

repost from Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering – https://mie.northeastern.edu/news/understanding-the-big-picture-impacts-of-mechanical-engineering/ posted on January 24, 2024


Now in his fifth year at Northeastern, Thando Ray, E’24, has realized his primary goal as an engineer. After three co-ops at Burn Design Lab, Build Health International, and su-re.co, he says that his vision is to continue to use his engineering degree to make a visible social impact.

Ray also has a minor in human services, and he recognizes that these studies have directly influenced how he views his potential as an engineer.

“I’m appreciative to everyone who helped me combine different lenses to try to make an impact in the world using all the tools that we have,” he says.

Ray was also honored with the Huntington 100 award in 2023, but the journey there was more valuable for him than the destination.

“All the human services classes and professors have had an impact on my engineering vision, as well as the engineering teachers who also saw the bigger picture,” Ray says.

Read the full article here.

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