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Encyclopedia > Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Image:Wit-logo.gif
Motto Honesty, Energy, Economy, System
Established 1904
Type Private
Endowment $80 Million
President Dr. Zorica Pantic
Faculty 125
Undergraduates 3,000
Location Boston, Mass. USA
Campus Urban
Athletics Division III
Mascot Leopard
Website www.wit.edu

The Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally accredited institution located in Boston, Massachusetts. Wentworth is also a founding member of the Colleges of the Fenway. Founded in 1904, it offers fifteen bachelor's degree programs in such areas as architecture, computer science, and engineering. Image File history File links Wentworth Institute of Technology Seal File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Dr. Zorica Pantic Dr. Zorica Pantic was announced as Wentworth Institute of Technology’s fourth president on June 8th, 2005. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Location Location in Massachusetts Government Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 232. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, Florida. ... This page as shown in the aol 9. ... Generally, accreditation is the process by which a facility becomes officially certified as providing services of a reasonably good quality, so that the public can trust in the quality of its services. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Location Location in Massachusetts Government Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 232. ... The Colleges of the Fenway consortium comprises Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ...   Computer science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Bold text Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems. ...


Wentworth offers a three-part experiential learning model: Career-oriented classes, hands-on labs and studios and a co-op program.

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History

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April 5, 1904, Arioch Wentworth and his seven directors incorporated Wentworth Institute as a school "to furnish education in the mechanical arts." (Wentworth Charter & Wentworth Deed) During the next seven years the directors accomplished four important tasks: nurturing the endowment, the campus location in Boston's Back Bay Fens, and found an experienced educator for a principal, Arthur L. Williston. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1184 KB) Summary Taken By: Thomas Lasswell (BCOT class of: 2005) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1184 KB) Summary Taken By: Thomas Lasswell (BCOT class of: 2005) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Incorporation (abbreviated Inc. ... Endowment may refer to many things: Finance Financial endowment; relating to funds or property donated to institutions or individuals. ... Sunset view of the Back Bay Fens in Boston The Back Bay Fens is a marshy park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. ...


September 25, 1911, Wentworth opened its doors to 242 students and found its way to being a technical school. Newspaper Ad. Quickly the school gained enrollment, tripling in 12 years. During the next three decades Wentworth sculpted itself into one of the finest technical institutes in the country. In 1953 Wentworth named its first president, H. Russell Beatty. Wentworth made the move on from a technical school by introducing Associates' degrees in 1957, making way for baccalaureate-level degrees in 1970. Wentworth moved from a commuter campus to a residential campus in the 1960s with the addition of nine (9) buildings, most being residence halls. The addition of a satellite campus in Plainville, Massachusetts allowed for a 155-acre laboratory (this land was sold in 1999 to developers). This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... An associates degree is a degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges and some bachelors degree-granting colleges and universities in Canada and the United States upon completion of a course of study equivalent to the first two years in a four-year college or university. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Commuting is the process of travelling from a place of residence to a place of work. ... A residential area is a type of land use where the predominant use is residential. ... A halls of residence, British English (almost always halls and not hall) or a residence hall (North American English) is a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students. ... Plainville is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ...


In 1972 the Institute admits the first women, with a ratio of 353 to 1 of men outnumbering women. Still today women only represent 21% of the academic population. In 1975 Cooperative education was introduced at Wentworth with 28 mechanical engineering technology students, class of 1977, testing the program for the Institute. Wentworth employees unionized in 1973 to become part of Local 2403; October 28, 1977 the teachers of Wentworth went on strike. Before 1977 the lower and upper divisions operated as two separate schools, these two schools merged and Wentworth Institute of Technology was born. With admissions numbers getting higher Wentworth acquired the Ira Allen School in 1980; and in 1983 Wentworth bought Boston Trade High School. Cooperative education is a structured method of combining academic education with practical work experience. ...


Major renovation to the third floor of Annex Hall was done in 1991, spending a million dollars adding studios. Along with this renovation came NAAB accreditation. In 1993, Wentworth introduced a pair of five-year engineering programs (as opposed to engineering technology) into the curriculum: electromechanical engineering and environmental engineering. In 2002, these programs received initial accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission. In engineering, electromechanics combines electromagnetism and mechanics. ... Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to improving the environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to provide healthful water, air and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to investigate the possibilities for remediation of polluted sites. ...


Sweeney Field opened in 1996, a gift from Myles Sweeney '28 and his wife, Eugenia. Since 1996, the men's and women's soccer teams have enjoyed a combined home record of 81-27-2. That's a 75% winning record. In 2001 Wentworth opened 610 Huntington Ave, a 473-bed residence hall which officially ended Wentworth's run as predominantly a commuter school.


June 8th, 2005 Dr. Zorica Pantic was announced as Wentworth's fourth president. She formally took office August 1, 2005 to be the first female engineer to head an institute of technology. The Inaugural Ceremony will be held on April 5, 2006.


In Fall 2005 the new residence hall, 555 Huntington Ave, was completed, allowing the campus to expand its housing capabilities by an additional 360 beds in apartment-style suites.


Organization

Departments and Majors

  • Department of Architecture: Architecture, Architecture Engineering Technology
  • Department of Civil, Construction, and Environment: Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management
  • Department of Computer Science and Systems: Computer Science, Computer Network and Information Systems
  • Department of Design and Facilities: Industrial Design, Interior Design, Facilities Planning & Management
  • Department of Electronics and Mechanical: Mechanical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering
  • Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management: Management

Student Clubs and Organizations

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Colleges of the Fenway
EmmanuelMassArtPharmacy and Health SciencesSimmonsWentworthWheelock
Colleges and Universities in Metropolitan Boston
BabsonBentleyBerklee College of Music • Boston Architectural Center • Boston CollegeBoston UniversityBrandeisCurryEastern NazareneEmersonEmmanuelHarvardHellenic • Lesley • Mass. College of ArtMass. College of PharmacyMITMount IdaNew England ConservatoryN.E. School of LawNortheasternOlinPine ManorRegisSchool of the MFASimmonsSuffolkTuftsUMass BostonWellesleyWentworthWheelock

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(June 6) Wentworth Institute of Technology Associate Director of Athletics and Head Women's Soccer Coach Angel Ayres was one of 25 members inducted into the Northeast-10 Hall of Fame Monday night in a ceremony at the Harvard Club in Boston.
As Wentworth's only women's soccer coach, she has amassed 85 wins during her eight seasons at the helm.
Additionally, Wentworth’s softball team garnered the respect of its peers and was awarded the CCC Softball Team Sportsmanship Award.
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