The New Academic Building by the Numbers

An eye-catching sight of steel and glass, the new academic building for engineering, innovation, and sciences has proven to be a model example of efficiency, with its doors set to open in Winter 2019 after a June 2017 start date. In addition to housing innovative labs, and collaboration and project areas, the structure will...

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Seniors Honored for Athletic and Academic Prowess

Wentworth’s student-athletes have long found success on and off the athletic fields. The average, cumulative grade point average of the more than 300 student-athletes at the university is a 3.0. During the 2017–2018 academic year, the delicate balance of juggling rigorous academics with hours of practice and competition paid off for five seniors who were...

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Head of the Class

Wentworth’s newest faculty class convened in the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons ahead of the Fall 2018 semester. They provide a wide breadth of expertise ranging from tectonics, cardiovascular tissue engineering, and social network analysis to computer architecture, thermal and fluid systems, and image processing. PICTURED FROM LEFT: Marisha Rawlins, Electrical...

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Storied Women of Wentworth

The Wentworth community came together in 2018 to celebrate Women’s History Month through a spate of events aimed at celebrating strides made in gender equality, while also reflecting on the past and looking ahead at what still needs to be done. “Understanding the past helps us understand our present,” says Allison Lange,...

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Professors Ma and Cosma Continue Ascher Legacy

Three female students attended Wentworth when humanities professor Lois Ascher joined the faculty. Forty-six years later, Ascher leaves a lasting impression as the first female professor at the Institute. Her story of finding career success, as well as love with fellow professor Frank Rooney, was featured last year in...

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Wentworth Alumni and Industrial Design Students Embrace EPIC Project

Mike Johnson, BELM ’05, and Rob Kodadek, BELM ’05, have worked on the Saturday Night Live set, Super Bowl XLIX, and Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson ONE.” But more recently, they created a lighting module that inspired a world of creativity in Wentworth’s junior industrial design studio. The pair own The Black Tank, a company that creates...

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The Giving Kind

BY DENNIS NEALON PHOTOS BY HOPE RODRIGUEZ In a tiny New Jersey borough just west of Manhattan, Alan Fournier, BSET ’83,  Hon. ’10, and his family share their property with three dogs, nine horses, two donkeys, and three pigs. Abandoned as useless or too old, the animals had nowhere to go until Fournier, his...

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Ocean Explorer

USING MILLING, 3-D printing, and other manufacturing technology, a team of 14 Wentworth students designed and assembled a submersible ROV (remotely operated vehicle) to locate and identify aircraft wreckage on the ocean floor. Roughly the size of a small suitcase, the sub has 16 waterproof connections, a team-designed, printed sensor board that powers the ROV’s...

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Evolving Names

Earlier this year, Wentworth’s Board of Trustees approved the creation of the University Advisers program, including the formation of Adviser subcommittees: • Advocacy Committee (chaired by Rose Conti, BCN ’92, ABC ’09, BCM ’12) • Advocacy Committee (chaired by John Cannistraro) • Strategic Issues Committee (chaired by Phillip Hooper, S&DE ’58, HON. ’10) •...

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