Michael Tormey, who grew up in a town of 3,622 people with no traffic lights, dreams of creating urban transportation systems that will turn congestion into efficiency, and misery into joy.
As a Northeastern fifth-year student who has combined the study of civil engineering and economics, Tormey said he has developed a passion for sustainability.
“It has shaped me to think about problems in these big-picture ways, to not just be satisfied with the status quo,” he said.
Tormey, a Northeastern student from Orrington, Maine, has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship, which will allow him to study transportation for the next two years in the United Kingdom.
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