SIL Final Wrap Up- BostInno
September 16, 2014
This summer Accelerate launched its second Social Innovation Lab. The Social Innovation Lab (SIL) is a 12 week program in which Wentworth students work in interdisciplinary groups with external collaborators in order to solve real world problems. Following last summer’s SIL, six students were brought on to work their summer coops as Social Innovation Fellows. This year the SIL worked with the Franklin Park Zoo to enhance both animal enrichment and visitor engagement. The group was divided in order to have two individual groups each working with a different animal.
Jennifer Roy (BIND 2016), Ryan Cataldo (BSME 2017), and Josh Willis (BSEN 2017) worked with Jockamo the giant anteater, while Leslie DeLeon (M’ARCH 2015), Chad Davis (BSME 2016), and Eric Galano (BIND 2016) worked with the gorilla troupe. The team made great strides throughout the summer by going through the design process and determining what the most effective and innovative ways to accomplish their goals were. Their final prototypes included a food launcher for the gorillas, a press plate and pre-made mold for creating destructible termite mound for Jockamo, and a display case to house a mold and information about the animals. The work the students did impressed the many professionals they had the opportunity to work and network with as seen in this BostInno article written about their accomplishments. To see some of the work the SIL Fellows documented themselves check out their page at acceleratesil.tumblr.com.
September 5, 2019—Beginning in the fall 2020, high school students will have the choice to submit or not submit SAT or ACT scores when applying to the university.
August 18, 2019—“You are equipped with everything you need to understand and help solve the complex problems of the day and of the future,” Thompson said. “Be intentional about it. Be purposeful about it. Give the world the benefit of your full creative capabilities. It is a world that greatly needs you!”
August 14, 2019—Edie Waldsmith has been a full-time staff member while also taking classes and getting involved in as much as she could on campus. “There’s a pride I feel every day being a part of the Wentworth community," she says. "It’s easy to give back when you feel a strong connection.”