Student Profile
Elizabeth Wig
Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Wig, Elizabeth


Elizabeth Wig studies electrical engineering and mathematics at Northeastern, with a primary interest in the diverse, high-impact applications of electromagnetics for communication and sensing. Her research experience began at Northeastern’s Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) Center and has continued through a co-op at Draper Labs and her current co-op at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. These research experiences have allowed Wig to apply her knowledge of electromagnetics to problems as diverse as threat detection, LIDAR optimization, cellular phone technology, and radar for drones. Wig, a University Scholar and Honors student from Northborough, MA, plans to earn a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and conduct research in either an academic or industrial setting.