National Public Radio’s WBUR Features Wentworth in Story on New Building

July 17, 2018

A reporter interviews a student at a construction site

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.

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