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.
- May 16, 2019—Allison Lange, a leading expert on the suffrage movement and the amendment, has been curating with the help of Wentworth students an exhibition titled, “Can She Do It? Massachusetts Debates a Woman’s Right to Vote” at the Massachusetts Historical Society.
- May 6, 2019—On May 10 and 11, a team of 12 Wentworth faculty, staff, and students will run 200 miles in Massachusetts from Hull to South Yarmouth over the course of 24 hours.
- April 29, 2019—The 2019 Spring Commencement marks the final one President Zorica Pantić.