Mark Thompson’s Inspirational Journey

By Dennis Nealon SPEND TIME WITH THE INCOMING PRESIDENT of Wentworth Institute of Technology and you will leave with one overarching impression—Mark A. Thompson’s success in academia evolved from his uncertainty as a young man, when he left college after his first year and became a police officer in...

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Breaking Barriers

By Greg Abazorius THE DISCREPANCY BETWEEN the number of women and men in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is no secret. On a national level, men outnumber women at universities offering such programs 80 to 20 percent. And the numbers are similar in industry: women make...

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The Blending of Industry & Academia

By Bret Silverberg ON A WEEKDAY DURING SPRING SEMESTER, a group of Wentworth students head to Boston’s Prudential Center. They’re not going to shop, dine, or work—not in the traditional sense anyway. They’re going to class. Specifically, they are heading to Industrial Design Studio. The course, which meets twice weekly...

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