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Filming Mt. Everest Feb27

Filming Mt. Everest

Campus screening of BBC documentary on Mount Everest to feature Peter Hansen • From our 21st Century vantage point, it’s difficult to imagine a time when visual images of faraway places were new. Google Earth and livestreaming make much of the world seem as accessible as our own...

Rent-a-cadet Feb26

Rent-a-cadet

Rent-A-Cadet is a way of getting chores done while funding Army ROTC training • Winter is in full force and the “to-do” list is burying you. Save yourself time and enlist Rent-A-Cadet to help get those chores done. Reserve your spot by emailing rentacadet@wpi.edu and help support...

Guided by Big Data Feb25

Guided by Big Data

Diverse Student Team Develops Big Data Tool to Measure Tech Strength in Massachusetts • Nearly two dozen undergraduate, master’s, and PhD students in WPI’s Data Science Program collaborated over the past 14 months to develop a novel data analytics system that could help shape economic...

Dear White People Feb25

Dear White People

Screening of film Dear White People, discussion this evening • In celebration of Black History Month, a screening and discussion of Dear White People (2014), directed by Justin Simien, will be held this evening at 6 p.m in SL 115. The film is a satire that follows the stories of four black...

Mass Academy honors Feb25

Mass Academy honors

Mass Academy Students, WPI Professor Honored by Science Associations • WPI and Mass Academy of Math and Science are well represented at this month’s joint meeting of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS). At the...

Smart Grid Update Feb24

Smart Grid Update

  National Grid to provide update on Worcester’s Smart Grid pilot project • The director of National Grid’s Smart Energy Solutions program will be on campus this week to provide an update on the energy company’s Smart Grid project in Worcester. William Jones, who has more...

WPI and Youth Ballet Feb23

WPI and Youth Ballet

WPI Orchestra to perform Peter and the Wolf and Hansel and Gretel at Hanover Theatre • As the artistic director of the Youth Ballet of Worcester, Jennifer Agbay has presented numerous productions for children. Many are timeless classics including this year’s Peter and the Wolf and Hansel...

Great Minds Feb23

Great Minds

Great Minds Multiplied features speakers on solutions to world problems • “The way it really all started is that we decided we would invite some cool person to come give a talk,” says Kristin Wobbe, associate dean of undergraduate studies, of the Great Minds Multiplied “Innovators...

MassDiGI Grand Prize Feb20

MassDiGI Grand Prize

WPI Fields MassDiGI Game Challenge Winner • Interactive Media & Game Development (IMGD) graduate student Oles Terletskyy and his team of game designers took the grand prize at the 4th annual MassDiGI Game Challenge, held Feb. 6 and 7 in Cambridge. Terletskyy’s team won for its game...

New provost named

President Leshin names Bruce Bursten of University Tennessee, Knoxville as new provost • President Laurie Leshin has announced the appointment of Bruce E. Bursten, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee,...

Consortium Concert Feb19

Consortium Concert

WPI faculty, students to perform in Worcester Symphonic Project • The Worcester Symphonic Project, a consortium orchestra, brings amateur and professional musicians of all ages together on one stage. Now in its third season, it is the brainchild of violist and violinist Peter Sulski, the...

Nat. Engineers Week Feb18

Nat. Engineers Week

Campus serves up a slate of activities for National Engineers Week • It’s school vacation week for most of the region’s public schools, and instead of flying to Disneyworld or spending the week skiing the trails at Loon, some elementary school kids spend part of their vacation at WPI,...

Spring Career Fair Feb17

Spring Career Fair

CDC hosts Spring Career Fair on Thursday • For many, the practical experience gained with a college education is only as good as the doors it opens up for them. This Thursday, the Career Development Center will offer students and alumni an array of opportunities as it hosts this year’s...

Cape Town preschool Feb16

Cape Town preschool

Cape Town Project Centre work creates preschool and playground • Seven weeks isn’t a long time, but WPI students know they can do enough in that short span to change lives for the better. Over the past several years, students and staff working through WPI’s Cape Town Project...

Answering the call Feb13

Answering the call

WPI students assist city in shoveling out area fire hydrants   • With record snowfall blanketing Worcester, and more on the way, WPI students answered a call for help from city officials, taking shovels to snowbanks to uncover myriad fire hydrants that have been buried. This...

Atlas unplugged Feb13

Atlas unplugged

A wireless, more powerful WARNER makes its debut at WPI • How do you improve upon a $2 million humanoid robot that can use tools, drive a car, and even perform karate stances? By unplugging it. That’s what Boston Dynamics did to its Atlas robot by overhauling 75 percent of the bot’s body...

intoxicating combo Feb12

intoxicating combo

Put Another Dime in the Jukebox • Like father like son – only different. They are both musicians. Dad is a trombonist. The son plays the guitar. The father is  Douglas Weeks, who in addition to being coordinator of music and associate head of HUA, conducts theWPI Orchestra, Brass...

Eurydice walking Feb11

Eurydice walking

New Masque production of Eurydice begins Thursday • In classic Greek mythology, Eurydice was a goddess who loved hard and died young. She was the wife of Orpheus, “the greatest musician in the world.” On their wedding day, Eurydice is bitten by a snake and sent spiraling into the...