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At ImpactLab, our students get the opportunity to choose from an exciting menu of academic experiences taught by current Wentworth faculty on campus. Choose one of these two-week-long summer adventures and begin your exploration in science, engineering, technology, or design. 

We are excited to share this summer's course offerings below. All tracks will have a hands-on learning component. For more information about each track click on the title below.

  • The Art and Science of Making (Session I) 

    In this creative adventure, you will explore techniques in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), laser cutting, 3D printing, and other tools and practices for designing and making your own inventions. 

  • Building a Better, More Sustainable World (Session II) 

    Explore a variety of topics on sustainability and the built environment, ranging from LEED green buildings to lowering your carbon footprint and preparing for the local impacts of climate change.

  • Computer Science and Society (Session I) 

    How do we use digital tools to make the world a better place? Digital humanities might hold the key. At the intersection of computing and humanities, this course explores the use of technical tools to study social problems while also exploring the computer science behind the tools.

  • Cutting Edge Construction (Session I) 

    Learn about construction methods and materials. Explore the use of cutting-edge technologies in construction such as drones, robotics, and 3D modeling. Visit an active Boston construction site to see the construction process in real-time. 

  • Design Magic—Industrial Design + Interior Design (Session II) 

    Shoes, games, sports equipment, medical devices. Buildings, interiors, green spaces. Incorporating elements of drawing, making, and invention, you will discover how designers create products, services, and solutions that make the world a better place.  

  • Engineering Exploration (Session II) 

    Think you want to be an engineer but aren't sure what area is right for you? Spend a few days exploring civil, mechanical, electrical, and biomedical engineering to find out which engineering field is the best fit. 

  • Entrepreneurship for Social Change (Session I) 

    More and more, social entrepreneurs are thinking beyond the bottom line when they launch a new enterprise. Find out how you can create a company that delivers a product or service dedicated to the social good.  

  • Foundations in Architecture (Session I) 

    Calling all emerging architects! Boston is the perfect city to begin your architectural adventure. Using Boston as your inspiration, you will build your problem-solving, critical thinking, and design skills while exploring the history and theory of architecture, meeting professional architects, and learning about the field.  

  • The Hidden Universe of Cybersecurity (Session II) 

    Your social media accounts, your cell phone, your computer, your shopping habits—all are under threat from cybercriminals. Explore the techniques hackers use to gain access to personal information and how cybersecurity professionals work to identify and mitigate those risks.   

  • Introduction to Robotics Engineering (Session I) 

    Find out what makes a robot tick. You'll discover the secrets to building the world’s most advanced robots using innovative technologies, and the interplay in application of electrical engineering, computer programming, and mechanical engineering towards robotics.

  • Maximizing Your Computer Science Skills (Session I) 

    This self-paced course is designed for all levels of computer expertise. Students interested in various languages will have the opportunity to design a computer project of their choice while working alongside Wentworth faculty.

  • Understanding the World with Mathematics (Session II) 

    From the probability and statistics of sports to the mathematical modeling of disease spread to the way linear algebra helps shape binge-watching recommendations, you will find out how math is the central tool that makes it all possible.

  • Women’s Leadership in the Built Environment (Session II) 

    The built environment needs more women leaders. In this hands-on experiential program, you will dive deeper into the building sciences—architecture and design, civil engineering, and construction management—while enhancing your leadership skills. Join us and see how you can have an impact on the world around you. 

Learn More About our Labs & Studios

Our labs and studio spaces are places of common inspiration for participants in the program. Wentworth's culture of learning and problem-solving centers around your ability to collaborate, innovate, and create with the cutting-edge tools you'll need to further your exploration.

Learn More About our Labs & Studios

Learning Begins in our State-of-the-Art Labs

Mechanical Engineering Labs

From a state-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing lab to a Materials Science lab. 

Electrical & Computer Engineering Labs

From labs in Nanotechnology to Prototyping to Robotics.

Civil Engineering Labs

Aggregate, Concrete, Geotechnical, Hydraulics, Wastewater

Biomedical Engineering Labs

Bioelectronics & Biofluids, Medical Devices, Projects