Subscribe Via Email Jun03

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WPI Journal Jul29

WPI Journal

WPI Alumni Magazine • The summer issue of the WPI Journal is now online (and coming to a mailbox near you!)   http://wpialumnimag.epubxp.com/title/12364 In this issue you’ll read about   • President Laurie Leshin’s first message to WPI Journal readers, in which she talks...

Disappearing act Jul28

Disappearing act

Silver maple damaged by lightning strike, removed from Reunion Plaza • How long does it take for a 75-foot-tall maple tree to disappear from Reunion Plaza? Stumped yet? Three hours. That’s how long it took a crew from Bartlett Tree Experts to dismantle and grind up a silver maple that had...

New Frontiers Jul25

New Frontiers

Northern Ireland Students Experience New Frontiers • Eight high school-age students from Northern Ireland are exploring new frontiers this summer. Quite literally. The students, all of whom attend “further education” colleges in Northern Ireland, are participating in Frontiers II, a WPI...

Mars curiosity Jul25

Mars curiosity

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp gets expert briefing on Mars Curiosity rover • The 48 campers enrolled in this year’s ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp got an eye-opening look at the surface of Mars and the Curiosity rover that has been exploring the red planet...

Supreme Humanoid Jul23

Supreme Humanoid

What does it mean to be human? WARNER may hold some answers • Earlier this month, a European documentary film crew spent a few days on campus, notably in the Washburn lab that has served as the Atlas robot workshop, working on a documentary that will explore various aspects of human ability...

Wordless solidarity Jul21

Wordless solidarity

Coworker Gets New Look to Support Cancer Survivor • When Ann McCarron’s hair started to fall out at work, predictably on the 14th day after her first chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, her colleague, Rick Beaulac, didn’t hesitate to support her. That very day he shaved his...

Summer Science Jul18

Summer Science

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp • For the fifth summer, kids from Worcester and the surrounding area will immerse themselves in a two-week STEM-oriented experience at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, hosted by WPI’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. From...

Concert Series Jul16

Concert Series

Performers Dave Binder, Michael Dutra headline Summer Breeze series • Music lovers get a double dose of great listening this week when WPI’s Summer Breeze Concert Series features two shows. Held from noon to 1 p.m. on the Burt Terrace behind the Rubin Campus Center, the Wednesday and...

Summer Breeze Jul11

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze Lunch Hour Concert Series Returns • One of WPI’s summer treats – live music and free ice cream – returned on Wednesday, with the kick-off performance of this year’s Summer Breeze Lunch Hour Concert Series. The series will continue every week through August, from noon...

Top College Jul11

Top College

WPI ranked among best by Fiske Guide to Colleges • Once again, WPI’s hands-on and project-based curriculum is front and center in the university being named one of the best and most interesting colleges by the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges. The 2015 edition praises the WPI Plan,...

Summer Institute Jul04

Summer Institute

Mass Academy Teacher to Participate in National Education Program • Maria Borowski, visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI, has been selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources...

Bell Ringer Jul04

Bell Ringer

Marketing and Public Relations win Bell Ringer awards • WPI was honored last month by the Publicity Club of New England, during its 46th Annual Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony at the Revere Hotel in Boston.The awards acknowledged the university’s public relations and marketing efforts for...

TedX Talk Jun30

TedX Talk

Erika Hanlan TEDx Talk There is wisdom in revisiting the past when it’s done constructively. • That’s the philosophy behind the post-production discussions that Erika Hanlan of Humanities and Arts has brought to WPI’s Little Theatre and the Drama/Theatre program. The discussions, held...

Data Tracking Jun27

Data Tracking

MQP Tracks Yeast Infections in UpState New York WPI student project analyzed 10 years of hospital data to track infection rates and help physicians identify at-risk patients. An epidemiological study of people treated over ten years a hospital in UpState New York showed a significant rise in...

Edible Endurance Jun26

Edible Endurance

Grad student fuels his energy bar with science • For Jim Lehner — a mechanical engineering alum pursuing a WPI graduate degree in manufacturing engineering — it all began while working at a local Trader Joe’s, with talk of a messy, difficult physical undertaking. His co-worker, Joe...

Recent Writings Jun24

Recent Writings

Fall by the Sword   • Professor Emeritus John Zeugner questions the “grotesque comedy” of life in recent string of publications • To many, the absurdity of day-to-day life is quite easily brushed aside for more terrestrial concerns. Following a long line of existentialist authors...

Reel Wrestling Jun17

Reel Wrestling

Wrestling Highlight Reel in Competition for Best of Brand • WPI Community Urged to Get Out the Vote! • On June 23, voting opens in the “Highlight Reel” category for the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)’s Best of Brand contest—and WPI’s wrestling program is seeded...

POST GRAD Jun16

POST GRAD

Post-Graduation Survey • WPI ranks high in careers and wages • WPI’s Career Development Center just released the results of the 2013 Post-Graduation Report, and findings show that 92 percent of the graduating class last year had positive career outcomes soon after graduation. And...