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Wentworth Hosts Junior Tech Girls STEM Summit

This past Sunday, Wentworth Institute of Technology's Industrial Design faculty and staff hosted several design sessions for the Junior Tech Girls STEM Summit. 

Professors Carlos Villamil and Liza Lynch inspired the next generation of designers with an exploration in 3D composition and material connections using laser cut EVA foam. Guests also had the chance to speak with current second-year students Kenzie Fry and Erin Sweeney about becoming an industrial designers.

Alum Designs Visually Stunning Installation for Arts Academy

Caleb Hawkins, Master of Architecture ’17, is responsible for a new installation at the Boston Arts Academy that is wowing visitors with its innovative use of color and projection systems.  

Architecture Students Learning Italian History and Culture in Urbino

Nestled among the foothills of the Apennines and within sight of the Adriatic Sea, the walled city of Urbino once played host to a flourishing independent movement in Renaissance art and architecture during the 15th century.  

Dean Doganer Among Researchers Helping to Disaster-Proof Historic Buildings

Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Sedef Doganer, dean of the School of Architecture and Design, is among a team of researchers based out of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) looking to prevent hurricane damage to historic buildings along the Gulf Coast.  

DesignMATTERS: Does Industrial Design Impact Society?

Wentworth students Josh Gagnon and Gianluca Bivona ask whether or not industrial design impacts society by interviewing students and faculty in the Industrial Design program. Watch the min-documentary below:

Commencement Will Honor Community Builders and Future Thinkers

As it did when things were kicked off in April, Wentworth Institute of Technology will bookend Boston’s commencement season as it marks its Summer 2022 ceremony on Sunday, August 21st. 

Public Invited to Collaborative Industrial Design and Interior Design Showcases

Wentworth Institute of Technology's Industrial Design and Interior Design students have again prepared a dazzling array of work for their senior showcases, but this year—for the first time—the two programs will be collaborating and exhibiting at the same time on August 17. 

New Tradition Created with Successful Alumni Day

Under a brilliant May sun, a trio of young alumni tossed around a bean bag on the Quad, relaxing and sharing stories in proximity to a futuristic glass structure, new since their time as students. 

Wentworth Kicking Off Boston Commencement Season with Ceremony Saturday

Wentworth Institute of Technology will kick off graduation season this Saturday, once again paving the way as the first university in the Boston area to host a commencement ceremony in the calendar year.  

School of Architecture and Design Names Sedef Doganer as Dean

Wentworth Institute of Technology has named Dr. Sedef Doganer its new dean of the School of Architecture and Design. She will also hold the title of Professor of Architecture. 

Interior Design Program Makes ‘Most Hired’ List

DesignIntelligence—a group that ranks architecture and design schools—looked at graduate and undergraduate programs nationally, surveying practitioners who “hire and supervise graduates of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design programs.”

Student’s N95 Mask Among Items Entered into Industrial Design Competition

As wildfires ravaged California in 2020 and COVID-19 spread across the globe, people were in serious need of N95 masks. Leif Hauge, Industrial Design ’22, decided to play a role by designing masks that are comfortable, versatile and sustainable. Now, Hauge and his work are representing Wentworth Institute of Technology in the IDSA Student Merit Award competition.  

Architecture Ranks High on GradReports’ Undergraduate and Graduate Lists

Wentworth’s Architecture programs fared well on a new list of best architecture schools compiled by rankings group GradReports:

Interior Design Dept. Awarded ‘Best School Entry’ by IIDA

Wentworth’s Department of Interior Design won the “Best School Entry” at the 2019 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England Fashion Show.

Students created a costume design utilizing interior materials in an effort to demonstrate creativity and craftsmanship.

IIDA has more than 12,000 Members in nine specialty Forums in 30 Chapters around the world. The event is one of the largest interior design competitions for design firms and schools in New England. More than 800 people were in attendance.

Adventure Awaits in Industrial Design Outdoor-Themed Studio Show

You might be forgiven if you thought you stepped into an REI or L.L. Bean on Wentworth’s campus this week. “Adventure Awaits,” an Industrial Design project on exhibit until July 18 has transformed the Center for Engineering, Innovation and Sciences into a showroom complete with student-created camping and outdoor equipment.

A few of the items displayed include: