Student Program Staff

Student Program Staff

Colin Bergmann : Student Program Staff

Colin Bergmann

Student Program Staff

Colin is a Environmental Engineering student (2021) at Northeastern. He became interested in STEM at a young age through taking apart and tinkering with various household appliances. He first started working with STEM outreach at his high school where he worked as a student mentor in his school’s fabrication laboratory. In this position, he introduced teachers, children, and English language learners to the space and helped familiarize them with the machines and software. At Northeastern he is involved in NUHOC, Enabling Engineering, and intramural dodgeball and badminton. Outside of STEM, Colin is passionate about the environment and enjoys hiking, camping, biking, and relaxing in the outdoors.


Emily Chernich : Student Program Staff

Emily Chernich

Student Program Staff

Emily is a Bioengineering student ('2019) at Northeastern. She has been involved in STEM programs and activities since middle school, one of which was Science Olympiad. She works at the Center helping lead programming at BPS Schools public libraries and field trips on campus. She likes working with students and seeing their excitement for STEM subjects.

Emily loves the outdoors, actively rock climbing, skiing, and hiking throughout the year. She loves baking, especially pies, of which she makes an excellent strawberry rhubarb pie.  She also enjoys traveling and was able to live and research abroad at the Institute for Biomechanics Germany in 2017 .


Alba Ilia : Student Program Staff

Alba Ilia

Student Program Staff


Christy Ilia : Student Program Staff

Christy Ilia

Student Program Staff


Sakura Gandolfo : Student Program Staff

Sakura Gandolfo

Student Program Staff

Sakura is a Pharmacy major (2023) at Northeastern University. She became involved with the Center for STEM following her participation in the Young Scholars Program, a six week high school research program. During the program, Sakura worked in Professor Carol Livermore's lab, focusing on origami-enabled liver tissue engineering, and she was given the opportunity to present her research at a science conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Sakura has also worked as a counselor for various summer STEM programs hosted by the Center for STEM and oversaw middle school and high school students. Outside of school, Sakura enjoys figure skating, hiking, and collecting watches.


MaryBeth Rockett : Student Program Staff

MaryBeth Rockett

Student Program Staff

MaryBeth participated in the Young Scholar’s Program in 2016 on the research project “Life Cycle Inventories of Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals” under the direction of Professor Matthew Eckelman. She is majoring in Bioengineering at Northeastern and expects to graduate in 2021. She was a program coordinator for the 2018 Young Scholars Program and is looking forward to sharing her passion for STEM and furthering each participant’s interest and exposure to STEM both at Northeastern and throughout Boston.


Nathalie Leger : Student Program Staff

Nathalie Leger

Student Program Staff

Nathalie is a Bioengineering major graduating in 2021 at Northeastern University. She has loved Biology since elementary school and got involved in other aspects of STEM during high school. She tutored kids in science throughout high school and enjoys working with children and getting them more interested in STEM. Nathalie will be helping with office work and also helping with field trips. At Northeastern, Nathalie is part of BMES, STEMout, and SWE. She likes to bake and loves dogs.


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Upcoming Events

  1. Engineering Explorations – Engineer’s Week 2019

    February 19 @ 8:30 am - February 22 @ 3:00 pm
  2. Engineering for Everyone Expo

    February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. BPS Science and Engineering Fair (Set-Up Day)

    March 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
  4. BPS Science and Engineering Fair

    March 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. STEM Field Trip – Joyce Kilmer

    March 15 @ 9:35 am - 1:10 pm