National Public Radio’s WBUR Features Wentworth in Story on New Building
July 17, 2018
WBUR reporter Fred Thys (left) interviews student Shannon Sturtz
The local affiliate for National Public Radio, WBUR, recently featured Wentworth Institute of Technology in a story about the university’s new building for engineering, innovation and sciences, and the educational impact that the ongoing project is having during the construction process.
Reporter Fred Thys visited the site twice to produce his broadcast segment and article for the WBUR website. His broadcast report and story can be found at this link.
Thys interviewed President Zorica Pantić, representatives of Gilbane Co., and a Wentworth alumnus and a current student who are working at the building site on Parker Street—Obadiah “Obie” Rankin, ’14, a Gilbane project engineer for the building; and Shannon Sturtz, ’21, who is doing one of her co-ops at the site.
Thys is interviewing Sturtz in the photograph accompanying this news item.
The building is scheduled to open in November and be fully ready for classes and labs at the beginning of the new year.
July 16, 2019—Mark Rutte, the prime minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will be visiting Wentworth during a special innovation workshop on climate resilience.
July 15, 2019—The ThinkTank event allowed students and faculty to directly interact and learn from leather manufacturers.
July 12, 2019—Industrial Design students designed and manufactured items that could be seen on future camping trips as part of a new exhibit on campus.