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Join us for the 2nd Annual Alumni Day on May 20, 2023!

Alumni are invited to return to campus for a day of panels, workshops, hands-on experiences, networking, and community building.

Two Wentworth Alumni smile under the tent on the quad


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Schedule of Events

8:30 A.M.: Check-in

9:00 A.M.: Class of 1973’s 50th Reunion Breakfast with President Thompson in CEIS Lobby

9:00 A.M.: Breakfast with the Wentworth School Deans in Watson Hall
10:30 A.M.: Morning Sessions

Join us for workshops and panels presented by our 5 schools. See descriptions.

12:00 p.m.: Luncheon

Program includes a state of the university address from President Thompson, Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions, and Recognition of the 50th Reunion Class of 1973.

1:30 p.m.: Afternoon Sessions

Join us for workshops and panels presented by our 5 schools. See descriptions.

1:30–5:00 p.m.: Socialize on the Quad

Join your friends on the Quad for a Scavenger Hunt, Lawn Games, Marketplace, and more.

2:45–4:45 p.m.: Accelerate's Leopard Launch Competition

Accelerate, Wentworth’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, is delighted to present Leopard Launch, a startup pitch competition for student entrepreneurs, taking place on alumni day! Selected students will present their businesses to a live audience of alumni for a chance to receive up to $1,500! Expert judges will decide on the top three winners, while alumni will vote for their fan favorite student, who will walk away with $500 to use towards their business.

3:00–4:00 p.m.: Afternoon Tours and Activities 
  • Birds Eye View of the New Athletic Facility Under Construction
  • Library Tour
  • Tour of CEIS and New Labs
5:00 p.m.: Presidential Cocktail Reception 


Session Descriptions


  • Morning Session Descriptions - 10:30 A.M.

    Strength of Materials

    School of Engineering

    The Strength of Materials lab was updated approximately 9 years ago with the latest state of the art Instron universal testing machines which incorporate the bluehill universal testing platform. Join this hands-on session where we will be performing tensile testing to the E8 Standard. Several machines will be set up so attendees will be able to operate them. Come and stretch your legs as well as several types of samples!

    Presenter: Professor Herb Connors

    3 Decades of the Architecture Program at Wentworth Institute

    School of Architecture & Design 

    Three Architecture graduates from the 1990s, 2000s and 2020s share their experiences and stories since graduation. 

    Presenter: Gary Kane, '91, Principal at The Architectural Team, Jason Jewhurst, '02, Principal at Bruner Cott Architects

    The Future of Computing

    School of Computing & Data Science 

    Cybersecurity: Be Afraid... Be Very Afraid

    School of Management

    Exploration of managing cybersecurity today and in the future. Cybersecurity knowledge is not required to get the most out of this session.

    Presenter: Professor Rick Trilling

    Alumni as Experts: Advancing Technical and Scientific Writing and Communication through Alumni Engagement

    School of Science & Humanities

    This session showcases curricular innovations in the School of Science and Humanities that advance students’ writing and communication skills in the STEM fields. Specifically, this session explores how new programs are helping students to further their skills to communicate their expertise in technical and design skills. As an interactive session, alumni attendees of this session will also be asked to share their “stories from the field” to enrich the conversation around the need for communication and writing skills in the workplace.

    Presenter: Associate Professor Juval Racelis


  • Afternoon Session Descriptions - 1:30 P.M.

    Additive Manufacturing

    School of Engineering

    Come and learn what Wentworth has to offer in in our Additive Manufacturing lab! This lab was opened in 2019 and has seen an increase of usage since covid. We have several million dollars of 3D printing equipment including the ability to print metal parts. 3D printing, which is very popular with students, will help bring manufacturing back into the United States. We will have several machines in operation this day for attendees to have a hands-on experience.

    Presenter: Professor Kyle O'Hearn

    3 Decades of the Architecture Program at Wentworth Institute

    School of Architecture & Design 

    3 Architecture graduates from the 1990s, 2000s and 2020s share their experiences and stories since graduation.

    Presenter:  Jack Foisey, '22, Architect at ALA Helsinki, Finland

    The Future of Design Education

    School of Architecture & Design

    A panel of School of Architecture and Design faculty and alumni will discuss the future of design education and the ways in which Wentworth is leading the conversation.

    Presenter: Kelly Hutzell, Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Design

    Interactive Conversation with the School of Computing & Data Science Dean: A Look Ahead 25 years

    School of Computing & Data Science 

    Presenter: Dean Durga Suresh-Menon

    Real Estate in a higher interest rate environment

    School of Management 

    As the interest rates are increased by the Fed, the impact on the real estate market will be felt differently for each aspect of the market, from development to construction or management. We will analyze those impacts as well as potential hedges.

    Presenter:  Professor Santiago Umaschi

    The Leadership Studies Program

    School of Science & Humanities

    Alumni will learn about a new certificate program that is currently being developed in the School of Sciences and Humanities focusing on Leadership Studies.  This program has something to offer current students and Alumni who looking to bolster their more technical credentials with a transferability to any career path assist with providing professional development exposure that could easily translate to being considered for a leadership position. Come learn about the Leadership Studies program, participate in interactive leadership activities, and share your thoughts!

    Presenter: Assistant Professor Adam Payne

    Current Co-ops: Stories from the Field

    Co-ops & Careers

    Hear from a panel of current students about their recent co-op experiences, what they learned about themselves and their chosen profession, and how they have used this information in the classroom.

    Presenter:  Robbin Beauchamp, Assistant Provost, Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development