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Driverless vehicles Jul21

Driverless vehicles

Industry professionals to attend IEEE Autonomous Vehicles Summer School • It might seem that driverless cars could become an option for the average consumer any day now, based on industry efforts to create and market such vehicles. However, the need for more research remains before...

Seeds of STEM Jul19

Seeds of STEM

WPI-Head Start collaboration developing a STEM curriculum for preschoolers • Some people might chuckle when they hear preschoolers are learning about the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) principles so essential to getting kids interested in technical careers. But far...

Mentoring Excellence Jul15

Mentoring Excellence

Award winning Camp Reach embarks on 20th year • Think of it as a rite of STEM passage. Every summer, Camp Reach welcomes a select group of rising seventh grade girls to campus for a comprehensive program focusing on discovery and hands-on engineering. This year, the award-winning program is...

Summer concerts Jul11

Summer concerts

Summer Breeze Lunchtime Concert Series • WPI’s popular Summer Breeze Concert Series, now in its 15th year, will continue on Wednesday, when nationally known folk rock musician Dave Binder takes the stage on the Rubin Campus Center patio at noon. Four additional performances are booked...

White Dolphin Aid

Student project’s conservation efforts on behalf of the Chinese white dolphin • Caitlin Burner ’17 traveled to the shores of Lake Superior last month to present a poster at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) with her team’s findings on...

Summer music at WPI Jul05

Summer music at WPI

Weeks will lead Summer Band at WPI • Much of the college community may be on break during the summer, but the band plays on. Again this year, administer of music Douglas Weeks will lead the WPI Summer Band and also co-lead the musical portion of the Frontiers summer high school program at...

Key to the City Jun30

Key to the City

All-America student athlete Liz Pellegrini honored with Key to the City • Liz Pellegrini ‘16 has a way of accelerating from the back of the pack to edge out the field in breathtaking style. And in true form, she capped her four years at WPI by earning All-America status with a...

Excellence Award Jun28

Excellence Award

Therrien Earns NCAA Division III USTFCCCA Excellence in Communication Award • Assistant Sports Information Director Mark Therrien has been selected as a recipient of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Excellence in Communication Awards for NCAA track...

Subtle slurs Jun24

Subtle slurs

Stressors can be small but mighty • Kymberlee O’Brien has won a grant to investigate microaggressions and physiological stress responses as they relate to minority, international, and other students. O’Brien, an assistant teaching professor of social science and policy studies, hopes...

Library Renovation

Gordon Library renovation project reaches mid point • The Gordon Library renovation project has continued through E-Term, and is on schedule to be completed by mid-August. The construction project is replacing much of the building’s nearly 50-year-old heating, ventilating, and air...

Games for Change Jun22

Games for Change

Video games take on immigration issues • Lee Sheldon, professor of practice in interactive media and video game design at WPI, once enthralled audiences in characters’ drama and action-packed predicaments as a television producer and scriptwriter for shows including Charlie’s Angels and...

Father of The Plan Jun21

Father of The Plan

Biography Explores Life of a WPI Plan Founder • Some organizations are changed forever by the leadership and influence of one person. And while WPI doesn’t rest its success entirely on the shoulders of Bill Grogan ’46, dean emeritus of undergraduate studies, it can certainly be said...

Coming full circle Jun20

Coming full circle

Custodian-turned-engineer Michael Vaudreuil hired by aerospace firm Pratt & Whitney • For years, he hustled juggling a full schedule of classes with a full-time, second-shift custodial job. And most of the time in between (what little of it he had) was spent on his coursework and his...

Training the cadets Jun17

Training the cadets

WPI ROTC staff aids in cadet summer training at Fort Knox • The interview for this article was conducted over his cell phone, at night, from deep in the dark, hot, buggy woods of Kentucky. That’s where U.S. Army Lt. Col. Justin B. Putnam, along with Master Sgt. Thomas Blair, senior...

Simulation solutions Jun16

Simulation solutions

Student team places 2nd in IISE simulation competition • The latest Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering/Rockwell Undergraduate Student Simulation Competition brought quite a few firsts for WPI. It was the first time WPI placed in the global competition, and also the first time...

A rally of support Jun15

A rally of support

WPI Employee Bruce Fiene Joins Fight Against Opioid Abuse Epidemic • The recent shocking death of Prince from a prescription opioid overdose introduced many to America’s opioid abuse crisis, including many in the music icon’s inner circle and the media, who purportedly had no idea that...

Bots and beer Jun14

Bots and beer

Robot Performers Debut Friday at the Original Gravity Concert Series • Nights of live music and beer don’t often bring classical music to mind, but the upcoming Original Gravity Concert Series is changing that. In the next concert on Friday (June 17), Scott Barton, assistant professor...

TouchTomorrow shines Jun13

TouchTomorrow shines

Faculty research, exhibits and demos wow TouchTomorrow visitors • Fourteen-year-old Avery Clowes listened from the front row as retired Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut Charles Precourt described his Space Shuttle missions while showing breathtaking photos and video taken from inside...