Mr. Fix It

Mr. Fix It

When John-Paul Perron, BELM ’10, looks at a Kindle e-reader, he sees much more than words. He sees all the nuances of the display and front-light technology, things that—as a material research and processes engineer for Amazon-Lab 126—he helped make happen. “I’m highly critical. Because I was working on the display, I can pick out the flaws,” Perron...

The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide

Building bridges is a numbers game. Weight, strength, construction—it all requires adherence to exacting calculations and specifications. An interdisciplinary team of Wentworth civil engineering, civil engineering technology, construction management, and electromechanical engineering students learned this firsthand during April’s Northeast Regional...

Shock Therapy

Shock Therapy

TO THE HUMAN BODY, every shaving nick or scraped knee is an emergency. Something has disrupted the protective barrier between the body and its surrounding environment, and it must be restored immediately. So as soon as the razor or gravel does its damage, the body fires off a series of biochemical SOS messages to get the surrounding cells to send...

The Race Is On

The Race Is On

After buying a car off Craigslist for $800 and spending a year getting it ready to race, five Wentworth students—Anthony Burden, BELM ’12; Ben Nadeau, BELM ’13; Jeff Roy, BELM ’12; Kevin Loeliger, BELM ’13; and Joe Kobrianos, BELM ’12—formed Eccentric Rally Monkey (ERM) racing and hit the rally car circuit last year. Their car is shown here in the...

Rocket Man

Rocket Man

SOME MORNINGS, WHEN KEVIN VEGA, BELM ’03, pulls into the parking lot at Kennedy Space Center, he can feel the weight of history. The complex has been the launching point of every American manned space mission since 1968. It is where astronauts left for the moon and where a space station was shot into orbit. Even its appearance conjures feelings of pride and...