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Shawmut Design and Construction has launched a scholarship program with Wentworth Institute of Technology aimed at combatting gender and racial imbalances in the construction industry by funding a co-op program for women and underrepresented minority students pursuing degrees in construction management and civil engineering.
Read the full article at Boston Business Journal.
College Planning & Management magazine discusses STEM equality and points to the success of the Myles and Eugenia Sweeney Department of Construction Management as an example of leading the way.
The article showcases student Shannon Sturtz, BSCM ’21, and department chair Scott Sumner.
During his childhood in Haiti, Sony Benjamain, a construction management major, dreamt of coming to the United States and pursuing a four-year college degree at a reputable university. His path would eventually lead him to Wentworth.
Benjamain’s dream correlated directly with his experience of working in his parents’ construction business with his particular interest coming in construction management.
“I really enjoyed the idea of overseeing an entire construction project and building something that when you drive by, you know it's part of your creation,” Benjamain said.
Wentworth has long held a reputation for being a good neighbor in the City of Boston. This time, the university is assisting city staff to help revitalize a Roxbury property dating back to the 1870s.
Members of Wentworth’s National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) recently had an eye-opening visit to the 112 Southampton Street Shelter in Boston.
“I was taken aback when I saw the homeless shelter. It’s a sad reality that we live in, and it is so close to our community,” said Charlie Pigott, BSCM ‘19. “It is tough to see people struggling, and you want to help them as much you can.”
The group decided to pitch in by meeting with coordinators from the Boston Public Health Commission and noting several ways the shelter can become more energy efficient.
Haylee Bacik is often noted as the future of construction by her professors and considered an inspiration to all young women who aspire to build. At Spring Commencement on April 21, she will receive her Master of Science in Construction Management.
A 2014 Wentworth graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Bacik excelled while juggling work and her graduate studies, and was awarded the 2018 Dean’s Award from the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE).
President Being Inducted into National Academy of Construction
Wentworth’s 2017 Family & Alumni Weekend got off to a celebratory start on Friday, October 13, with the dedication of the Myles and Eugenia Sweeney Department of Construction Management and the unveiling of the BOND Virtual Design and Construction Lab.
“It’s amazing. I couldn’t be happier,” said Scott Sumner, chair of the newly named department.
Wentworth Institute of Technology will hold a double celebration October 13 to name the Department of Construction Management for the university’s largest benefactors—the late Myles and Eugenia Sweeney—and unveil the campus’ new BOND Virtual Design and Construction Lab.
The BOND Lab stands to impact more than 500 students and dozens of faculty members each year. The space will be shared with students and faculty from multiple majors, such as Civil Engineering and Architecture, and within the College of Professional and Continuing Education.
Institute is Also #71 Among ‘Best Regional Universities (North)’ in U.S. News Rankings
The 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings have been released. Wentworth is ranked #71 in the “Best Regional Universities (North)” category, tied with Keene State College, St. Joseph's College New York, and SUNY-Plattsburg.
In U.S. News’ “Best Engineering Programs (at engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s)” category, Wentworth is ranked #44, tied with several other schools.