Alumni Provide a Boost for Books

  When Wentworth acceptance letters arrive, students and families are first filled with pride. Soon after, logistical questions come into play: Where can we apply for financial aid? How much should I budget for meals? Where is my first class located? Amidst these thoughts is another, often forgotten question: What about books? Textbooks are not the first...

A Dream Realized

The seeds of Cynthia Calabrese’s loyalty to Wentworth were planted in 2002, when her son Andrew began his first year as a student at the Institute. “Wentworth was extremely helpful in providing us with financial assistance,” says Calabrese. “We were worried about space in the residence hall, and that issue was taken care of promptly. Yet it was more than...

Talking Tech

Talking Tech

It may seem out of place for a self-described “people person” to major in computer engineering and technology. But for Shweta Patel ’04, it makes total sense. It’s her unique ability to translate tech talk into marketing strategies for clients that has carved a niche in project management. “The way marketers utilize information is an art form,” she...

Profiles in Giving: Sam Altschuler, Hon. ’08

Profiles in Giving: Sam Altschuler, Hon. ’08

About two years ago, when Sam Altschuler, Hon. ’08, began considering a gift to assist Wentworth’s Department of Computer Science and Networking, he made it clear that he wanted to think big. Already a supporter of the department through the funding of scholarships, Altschuler was interested in making an even broader impact on the lives of Wentworth...

Leading the Charge

Leading the Charge

“This is a man’s world,” sang James Brown years ago. It’s a refrain that has often been used to describe the arena of engineering, an industry dominated by male workers. But a shift is well under way as more females enter the field, and women like Brittany Speroni, BMET ’12, are leading the charge. Speroni recently became the first female engineer ever...