Blittersdorf Funds New Professorship

The founder of AllEarth Renewables, a Vermont-based company that makes, sells, and installs residential solar-power systems, Blittersdorf has been at the forefront of sustainable technology for more than 30 years.

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David Blittersdorf, MDE ’77 and President Zorica Pantić (Photo by Greg Abozorius)

David Blittersdorf, MDE ’77, knows a thing or two about sustainability. The founder of AllEarth Renewables, a Vermont-based company that makes, sells, and installs residential solar-power systems, Blittersdorf has been at the forefront of sustainable technology for more than 30 years. So it’s fitting that the new Blittersdorf Professorship Fund at Wentworth is focused on faculty whose scholarly work is geared toward sustainable engineering, technology, design, and management.
Blittersdorf cited the Institute’s “do, learn, succeed” ethos and dedication to educating new generations of service-oriented engineers.
“Wentworth is inarguably one of the top schools of its kind in the country,” he said.

 

“This gift exemplifies David’s determination to support education and give back,” said Wentworth President Zorica Pantić. “And it reflects the vision that has marked his career as a pioneer in solar and wind energy.”
The professorship will be rotated every three to five years, and may be awarded to a current faculty member or a new hire. The first Blittersdorf professor, Mansour Zenouzi of the Mechanical Engineering and Technology Department, was named this fall.

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