Professor Sue Freeman of NU’s College of Engineering was recently awarded one of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s annual Volunteer of the Year award. Nominated by Yawkey Club Technology Director Murray Bass, Professor Freeman has dedicated six years of service with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) – both at the Yawkey Club of Roxbury and Blue Hills Club – by engaging youth in an exciting robotics curriculum. Professor Freeman does this by engaging first-year engineering students in her service-learning Cornerstones of Engineering 1 & 2 courses, as well as upper-level students who continue to mentor younger students throughout their five years at Northeastern.
“Personable and engaging, Dr. Freeman is a standout volunteer due to her commitment to a long term, sustainable relationship with BGCB and its staff and members. She works tirelessly to ensure the NU engineering students remain motivated and the teams remain at the forefront of age appropriate STEM learning. Because of her relationship with BGCB, Dr. Freeman has further developed the NU collaborative efforts to include the Timothy Smith Network because of the relationship with the Yawkey Club. Going above and beyond, she has secured on site NU venues to showcase BGCB and other city robotics programs. I couldn’t endorse anyone more strongly as a standout BGCB volunteer. Dr. Freeman embodies the mission of BGCB.” – Murray Bass, Yawkey Club Technology Director
Photos above from the BGCB Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.
Photo above, left: Fall 2016 Robotics Showcase with youth and families from BGCB, Citizen Schools, and Timothy Smith Network at Northeastern. Photo above, right: Fall 2016 Service-Learning EXPO student robots.
Sue is the Director of First-Year Engineering in the College of Engineering. She is also a member of the Service-Learning Advisory Board.