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Students of Tomorrow

Isabella Grassetti and Patrick Hafford

What do a Wentworth Institute of Technology Dean and a future Biomedical Engineering grad have in common? Turns out they agree on what makes Wentworth special: the passion for excellence that defines their community.

Isabella GrassettiIsabella L. Grassetti
Biomedical Engineering ’15:

Isabella Grassetti was immediately drawn to Wentworth’s smaller classes and dedicated teaching staff, and the chance to pursue her major.

But it was the scholarships she earned before she’d even been accepted—Women in Engineering, a National Co-Op scholarship, and a Merit award—that sealed the deal.

Now she knows she made the right choice: “I’ve never left one of my classes without feeling like I’ve learned something—it’s amazing.”

The new Center for Sciences and Biomedical Engineering will offer Isabella and her fellow Biomed majors the access to technology they need to prepare them for their careers—and they’re ready to take advantage of the new facility.

“Students at Wentworth are known for their focus and goal setting. We know what we want to accomplish, and what we’re working for: a real-world career, and a real future.”


Patrick HaffordPatrick Hafford
Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Pat Hafford came to Wentworth as an instructor in 2004, and even after being named the Dean of the newly christened College of Arts and Sciences in 2011, he’s still happiest in his classroom.

“Teaching at Wentworth is a rewarding experience because of who our students are: they arrive with purpose, dig deep into our experiential, hands-on style of learning, and show themselves to be smart, capable, and hard-working. They’re employable—even before they graduate—and eager to make a difference in the world around them.”

Pat believes the newly built Center for Sciences and Biomedical Engineering building is evidence of Wentworth’s commitment to these students—and to a ‘New Wentworth,’ as the campus evolves to meet today’s demands.

“With this new facility, we’re positioned to offer state-of-the-art education with state-of-the-art equipment—and to prepare our students for state-of-the-art careers. Every major at Wentworth will pass through this building at some point… so the impact is tremendous.”