Recent Articles

Welcome!

Filed in Announcements by on March 28, 2017 0 Comments
Welcome!

Welcome to Catalyst, WPI Corporate & Professional Education’s blog for engineers and working professionals in pursuit of advanced education. It’s our mission at WPI CPE to help working professionals reach their educational and career goals. We hope you enjoy this resource as much as we enjoy sharing it with you. Happy reading! And be sure to subscribe to Catalyst so you […]

Continue Reading »

Top 5 Time-Management Tips for Online Learning

Filed in Online Graduate School, Soft Skills, WPI Online by on December 6, 2017 0 Comments
Top 5 Time-Management Tips for Online Learning

By Caitlin Keller One of the major struggles online students tend to face is time management. Being an online student requires you to be a self-motivated, organized, and an independent learner. Without physically attending class–and while often taking courses alongside working a full-time job and juggling familial and social obligations–it is easy to get pulled into […]

Continue Reading »

Home Sweet (Smart) Home

Home Sweet (Smart) Home

What would life be like in a smart house?  You may be familiar with smart phones and TV’s, but the Internet of Things has so much more in store. To find out what lies ahead, we’ve envisioned one full day inside a “smart home”: a house equipped with every smart technology that our IoT expert and Systems Engineering program director, […]

Continue Reading »

Hot Off The Presses: PANORAMA, Issue 1

Hot Off The Presses: PANORAMA, Issue 1

We are excited to share Panorama with you, a new digital magazine from WPI Corporate & Professional Education. What you’ll find in this issue: Tips & tricks for part-time graduate school Innovative research updates from our professors Brand-new online programs now available to you So much more! We hope you enjoy this inaugural issue. Happy reading! Download your […]

Continue Reading »

Industrial Explosion Protection – Crash The Course!

Industrial Explosion Protection – Crash The Course!

There are few things that will jeopardize a business more quickly and profoundly than an explosion. The word alone brings to mind all manner of destruction, and it can take years to recover, with some assets lost forever. That’s why preventing explosions in the first place is so crucial. But as the world changes, it’s hard […]

Continue Reading »

Build An A+ Grad School Application: Ask Amanda

Filed in Ask Amanda, FAQ's, Online Graduate School, WPI Online by on October 19, 2017 0 Comments
Build An A+ Grad School Application: Ask Amanda

By Amanda Keighley Picture it: you’re finally ready to earn your master’s degree. You’ve been out of the classroom for a few years, maybe more. (Maybe a lot more.) As you’re gathering all the documents you need for the application, you see your undergraduate grade point average (GPA). Your heart sinks. You wonder: can I even get into […]

Continue Reading »

Engineer’s Corner: Systems Engineering & Motorcycle Safety

Engineer’s Corner: Systems Engineering & Motorcycle Safety

by Don S. Gelosh, PhD, CSEP-Acq Motorcycling season is in full swing here in Virginia: one of the reasons I enjoy living in the Commonwealth. Sunny mornings, warm afternoons, and lots of twisty roads with a thousand smells of freedom. Anyone who has ridden a motorcycle understands what I am saying. Earlier this summer, as […]

Continue Reading »

Top 3 Reasons to Attend #WPIenergy

Filed in Energy Symposium, Power Systems by on August 1, 2017 0 Comments
Top 3 Reasons to Attend #WPIenergy

Every fall, New England’s experts in power systems gather in Worcester, Massachusetts, for WPI’s annual Energy Symposium. This event has evolved over the last seven years from a half day of discussions to a full-day summit with panels, break-out sessions, and the chance to network with movers and shakers in the industry. But let’s get […]

Continue Reading »

Engineer’s Corner: Manufacturing Engineering vs Advanced MFE

Engineer’s Corner: Manufacturing Engineering vs Advanced MFE

By Jim Girouard Having spent over 30 years as a manufacturing engineer, this question has always perplexed me. Is there a difference between a Manufacturing Engineer (MFE) and an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AMFE)?  Is one applying the ways of the future, while the other is locked in the Iron Age?  Should every MFE strive to […]

Continue Reading »

Life: The Ultimate Classroom.

Filed in Asides, Lifelong Learning by on June 2, 2017 1 Comment
Life: The Ultimate Classroom.

By Monika Maslen As I mentioned in my last post here, I am smack-dab in the middle of getting my master’s degree, all while working and supporting my family. That has meant a lot of traditional education for me: lectures, projects, discussions, and tests. But on a recent trip to New York City, I was […]

Continue Reading »

Ask Amanda: Top Jobs & Societies in Robotics Engineering

Ask Amanda: Top Jobs & Societies in Robotics Engineering

By Amanda Keighley Robotics. It’s a field that is expanding and evolving every day. Besides the actual field of robotics, a robotics engineer has the skills and education to work in a bunch of different industries. Just because the job title doesn’t read “robotics engineer” doesn’t mean the job isn’t for you! One great thing […]

Continue Reading »