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Showcase Celebrates Faculty Work
March 12, 2018
(From left) Ke’Anna Skipwith, Kimberly Hall, and Jessica Matson look over the program for the Faculty Showcase and Reception.
The work of Wentworth students is often featured on campus through project showcases and final critiques. On Thursday, March 15, faculty members will have the chance to turn the spotlight on themselves.
Hosted by the Office of the Provost and Learning Innovation & Technology, the Faculty Showcase and Reception will feature 35 examples of standout work representing professorships, EPIC (externally collaborative, project-based culture) projects, grants, sabbaticals, and interdisciplinary collaborations. 50 faculty members are taking part.
“We’re thrilled to showcase the varied talents and accomplishments of Wentworth faculty and look forward to hosting faculty and staff colleagues to explore ideas, tap into resources, make connections, and celebrate,” says Tes Zakrzewski, director of Learning Innovation & Technology.
The Faculty Showcase and Reception will be held in Watson Auditorium from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Faculty and staff members are invited to attend, support colleagues, network, and potentially even find ideas to implement in their own classrooms or departments.
Kelly Parrish, director of academic operations, has also been involved in planning the event. Having staged a smaller version of the showcase last year with the Colleges of the Fenway, she is happy with the event’s evolution and would like to see it become an annual occurrence.
“It is so important to recognize and highlight the great work of our faculty,” she says.
Earthquake simulation technology, workshops for international students, the art and religion of India, September 11 literature and film, Boston’s musical history, and cybersecurity management are among the many topics that will be covered during the showcase.
Ke’Anna Skipwith, director of online learning and another of the event’s planners, says that representatives from various Wentworth departments—including the Center for Wellness and Disability Services, and Technology Services—will be on hand to speak with faculty and staff.
“[These are] offices that collaborate with faculty to provide resources to enhance teaching and learning,” she says.
In addition to Zakrzewski, Skipwith, and Parrish, the event was organized by Professor Gloria Monaghan; Professor Ali Moazed; Ron Frattura, senior instructional design/delivery; Anthony Alamia, assistant director of student achievement; Jessica Matson, academic technologist/instructional designer; Kimberly Hall, director of faculty development; and Donald Tracia, instructional design/delivery.
- June 1, 2018—A group of professors at Wentworth Institute of Technology has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to test the strength of a new superconducting wire for potential use with high field magnets.
- May 18, 2018—Mike Johnson, BELM ’05, and Rob Kodadek, BELM ’05, whose company has worked on the Saturday Night Live studio and Super Bowl XLIX, among other projects, created a lighting module that inspired a world of creativity in Wentworth’s junior industrial design studio.
- May 15, 2018—The Wentworth Institute of Technology Concrete Canoe team was awarded one of six wild card invitations to the 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition, where it will compete against 24 other teams.