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Construction Management Program Earns Elite Achievements

Construction Management is one of Wentworth’s most popular programs. The blend of coursework and hands-on learning has a proven track record of success: graduates report a 100% employment rate and strong starting salaries at some of the most recognized companies in the region.  

And this summer the program added to its success with accolades at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Wentworth’s New Sciences and Humanities Dean has Built Strong Reputation Around the World

Thaddeus Guldbrandsen has built a formidable reputation over the last two decades as a collaborative academic leader with work that stretches across the globe. And—as of this week—he is Wentworth Institute of Technology’s new dean of the School of Sciences and Humanities. 

Campus Plays Host to First LGBTQ+ Pride Block Party

“We have to be visible. We should not be ashamed of who we are.” -- Sylvia Rivera 

With these words in mind, Wentworth Institute of Technology and the Colleges of the Fenway played host to their first ever LGBTQ+ Pride Block Party on June 29.  

Sophia Maggelakis Named New Provost at Wentworth

Sophia A. Maggelakis, Ph.D., has been named Wentworth Institute of Technology’s next senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, effective August 15, 2022.  

Wentworth Professor: ‘Fixing the T Not Enough, We Need Massive Expansion’

The Boston Globe spoke with Wentworth Institute of Technology Professor Jim Lambrechts about the MBTA, a transit system that he believes cannot simply be remedied, but rather should be widely expanded. 

Video: Students Partner with Teradyne for Capstone Design Projects

Students in Wentworth's School of Engineering worked with Teradyne, an automatic test equipment designer and manufacturer, to help address an issue the company was having with downtime on a test procedure.

Students and faculty worked with Teradyne for eight months to identify the problem, create a proposal within the first month, and then go through the design process as part of their Capstone Design Projects.

LGBTQ+ Pride Resources

In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons has created a collection of resources to celebrate LGBTQ+ identifying voices, creators, and experiences.

This collection includes books, eBooks, films, podcasts, organizations for collaboration and participation, and resources for activism. It also includes a brief history of the Stonewall riots that inspired today's Pride celebrations, and links to learn more about LGBTQ+ history. 

Professor Lange Taking Part in History Channel Special on U.S. Presidents

Associate Professor Allison Lange will be featured on the History Channel this Monday as part of their new series, “The American Presidency with Bill Clinton.” 

New Tradition Created with Successful Alumni Day

Under a brilliant May sun, a trio of young alumni tossed around a bean bag on the Quad, relaxing and sharing stories in proximity to a futuristic glass structure, new since their time as students. 

A Field Guide Written for Students by Students

Tessa Zuluaga and her classmates found significant use in the existing maps and various literature they utilized to learn about Wentworth Institute of Technology as prospective students. But they also wondered—what would a document look like if it combined everything into one place and was written by students? 

Wentworth Selects Partner for Transformative Project on Sweeney Field

Wentworth Institute of Technology today announced it has selected Huntington Development Group (HDG) to develop a mixed-use life sciences project at 500 Huntington Avenue. Huntington Development Group is a joint venture of The Fallon Company, Owens Companies, and Waldwin Development Company.  

Success Boston Aims to Help More Boston Public Schools Students Complete College

Wentworth Institute of Technology is among a group of 15 Massachusetts universities committing to the goal of better retention of Boston Public Schools graduates as part of an initiative entitled Success Boston.  

Assistant Provost Offers Advice for Entry-Level Job Seekers

Robbin Beauchamp, assistant provost of Cooperative Education and Career Development at Wentworth Institute of Technology, recently spoke with WalletHub about best practices related to entry-level jobs. 

President Thompson, Mayor Wu Discuss Wentworth Commitment to Early College Access

President Mark Thompson, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, and other City of Boston and local university officials took part in a press conference Tuesday to talk about Wentworth’s commitment to Early College programs and urge other leaders to partner in helping Boston’s youth.  

Erica Castro of Softball Team Named CCC Coach of the Year

Seven members of the Wentworth Institute of Technology softball team earned Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) yearly awards. The team earned the most honorees in program history this season with the seven awards and reached the postseason for the first time since 2005. 

Graduates Noted for Talent, Determination During Spring Commencement Ceremony

Yanel de Angel has seen the talent of Wentworth Institute of Technology students firsthand. As a principal for architecture and design firm Perkins&Will, she has been working with the university on its master plan and had much to say about the qualities that make a Wentworth student unique. 

Deirdre Donovan Named Inaugural Director of First-Year Math

Wentworth Institute of Technology has welcomed Deirdre Donovan, Ed.D. as its director of First-Year Math, a new position aimed at supporting student success in foundational mathematics courses. 

VIDEO: Looking Back on Women at Wentworth 2022

Wentworth Kicking Off Boston Commencement Season with Ceremony Saturday

Wentworth Institute of Technology will kick off graduation season this Saturday, once again paving the way as the first university in the Boston area to host a commencement ceremony in the calendar year.  

Six Alumni to be Inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame

From the ice to the volleyball court, soccer field, and softball diamond, Wentworth’s Class of 2022 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees are a fine example of versatility.