Girls Who Code Founder Named Woman of the Year for 2021
Soon, Reshma Saujani will be adding “Wentworth Institute of Technology” to her professional career highlights and digital profiles.
The university has chosen the founder and CEO of Girls who Code as its Woman of the Year for 2021 and will honor her at the annual Women at Wentworth celebration—a networking event that is one of the most popular gatherings on the university’s calendar. Saujani will offer remarks at the event, which is being held virtually on Friday, March 26 from 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Career Expo Goes Virtual: March 2-4
No in-person CO-OPS + CAREERS fair? No Problem! This year’s expo will be virtual, taking place March 2, 3 and 4.
Wentworth Institute of Technology students and alumni will have a chance to directly meet employers hiring for summer and fall co-ops, as well as full-time opportunities.
Wentworth Sees Spike in Applications from Young Women, Other Groups
More young women than ever, by far, are applying to Wentworth Institute of Technology, according to the university’s vice president for enrollment.
Kristin R. Tichenor said applications from women to the STEM-centered school are up 25 percent, to 1,598. Overall applications from prospective freshmen are up 7 percent, to 5,606.
Faculty Celebrated in Honor of Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, Wentworth is celebrating the individual and collective accomplishments of our diverse faculty. Learn about their experiences, what inspires them, their contributions within their fields and the remarkable work they have done and continue to do to uplift and amplify the Wentworth community at this link.
Board Members Elected
New members have been elected to the Board of Trustees at Wentworth Institute of Technology, bringing broad experience in life sciences, architecture design and construction management.
Rose Conti, Wentworth Class of 2009 and 2012, Building Construction and Construction Management, has worked in the Greater Boston construction industry for more than 30 years. Within that highly competitive and male-dominated marketplace, she has become one of the most respected and accomplished professionals in the business.
Wentworth Announces New Master’s Degree Programs in Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
With infrastructure, climate and built environment challenges presenting themselves more than ever, skilled engineers are in growing demand by employers. Enter Wentworth Institute of Technology and the addition of three new master’s degrees.
Tips for First-Gen College Students: Part II
We sat down with a group of staff and faculty from Wentworth Institute of Technology to talk about first-generation college students. In Part I, we discussed firsthand experiences and what members of the group did to ultimately thrive in college. In Part II, we go further into the role money might play and who a first-gen student should go to for help.
Events Planned in Honor of Black History Month
Higher Education Guide ‘Intelligent’ Cites Wentworth for Top Degree Programs in U.S.
Wentworth Institute of Technology has been awarded top ranking status for multiple degree programs by Intelligent.com.
Wentworth was listed among thousands of public institutions in the nation, and the comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment.
Wentworth has been recognized for the following degree programs:
Alumni Share Advice for Students Transitioning to the Professional World
An entrepreneur helping women in STEM. A professor and university department chair. A coder for Drupal. A sales leader in the mechanical engineering industry. A real estate maven.
Read the stories of these and other accomplished Wentworth Institute of Technology alumni—and the advice they give for current students transitioning to the professional world—in the Alumni Profiles section of alumni.wit.edu.
Students Move Back to Campus, Return to Labs and Classrooms
Students have officially started to move back to Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Boston campus for the spring semester.
One of those students, Isaiah Simpson, Mechanical Engineering ’23, noted that since the pandemic began he knit an entire scarf, in addition to reading more books, watching anime and catching up on some sleep.
“I am very ready for the semester,” he said. “I’m really bored without school.”
Ben George, Civil Engineering ’23, was moving in at the same time. He said that he spent his time away from school learning to play guitar.
In the Neighborhood: Wentworth Giving Back in the New Year
Wentworth Institute of Technology is giving back to the communities that so often support the university.
The Institute has long worked hand in hand with neighbors living in the Mission Hill and Fenway sections of Boston in numerous ways. With a new year upon us—as well as a widespread health crisis—Wentworth has aimed to bolster relationships and provide even greater assistance.
What is it Like to be a First-Generation Student? Stories and Advice
Nearly half of college students everywhere would be considered first-generation students—those whose parents did not complete a four-year college or university degree. These students are navigating uncharted waters, forging a new path for themselves and their families.
But what is it like to be a first-gen student? What are the obstacles these students face and what kind of support exists to help them better succeed?
Engineering Society Recognizes Wentworth for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Wentworth Institute of Technology has been recognized as a top school for diversity and inclusion by the American Society for Engineering Education’s Diversity Recognition Program.
The program was borne out of ASEE’s desire to publicly identify engineering and engineering technology colleges that make significant, measurable progress in increasing diversity, inclusion and degree attainment outcomes of their programs.
New Grad Degrees in Data Science & Business Analytics
This year will bring forward new master’s degree programs at Wentworth Institute of Technology that are focused on two very in-demand fields: data science and business analytics.
An unprecedented amount of data is currently being produced within companies and organizations, and employers are clamoring for trained professionals who can interpret and make the most of that data.
President Thompson Statement Regarding Recent Washington, D.C. Events
A statement from President Mark Thompson regarding yesterday's events in Washington, D.C.:
"Yesterday, the world watched as our Nation’s capital and democracy came under attack by an angry mob. What took place at the United States Capitol Building was not an exercise of first amendment rights, it was a failed attempt to use force and violence to intimidate and interfere with a fundamental constitutional process. What took place yesterday was neither partisan nor patriotic, it was an act of domestic terrorism that was abhorrent and an affront to all citizens in this country.
The ROI of a Wentworth Education
Wentworth Institute of Technology has made a Stacker list of the 100 colleges in the country with the best return on investment.
Wentworth came in at #92, ahead of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (93); Binghamton University (94); Boston University (95); the University of Virginia-Main Campus (96); Capitol Technology University (97); the University of Connecticut-Stamford (98); the University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus (99); and Wake Forest University (100).