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Riding against ALS Aug25

Riding against ALS

Casey Wall sets goal to raise funds for ALS research • Two summers ago, the Ice Bucket Challenge brought ALS to the attention of most of the country. Also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells...

Protecting our water

Mass. Water Resource Outreach Center born of interdisciplinary collaboration • Recently, the town of Leicester got some assistance identifying the challenges faced by its three water districts, as well as an analysis of available improvements to meet water quality standards and demand. This...

Graduate Champions Aug18

Graduate Champions

WGBH Features President Laurie Leshin as a 2016 American Graduate Champion • President Laurie Leshin has been selected by WGBH to be featured as one of its 2016 American Graduate Champions. This honor comes in advance of The Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate Day...

Cancer research Aug16

Cancer research

Bio major April Solon wins cancer research grant • Lemonade stands and cancer research don’t have much in common. But when the group known as Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) announces funding for childhood cancer research — and a WPI senior is one of the recipients — things...

Young researchers Aug11

Young researchers

High schoolers learn basics of scientific research in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Summer Research Experience • Instead of hanging out at the beach or spending his summer hours searching for Pokémon, Alex Krebs got a hands-on lesson in how scientific research is done. The high...

Grotesque departure Aug09

Grotesque departure

Alumni Gym grotesques, cornerstone and time capsule removed for preservation • After standing for a century, lending both dignity and a quirky charm to the campus Quad, Alumni Gymnasium is being dismantled—its cornerstone, distinctive grotesques, and other unique features removed for...

Parking pass renewal Aug08

Parking pass renewal

Parking pass renewal to be held this week • The WPI Police will offer the annual employee parking renewal process in the lobby of the Campus Center this week. Employees with last names beginning with the letters A through M will receive the placards on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Employees with the...

Metal and microbes Aug04

Metal and microbes

Summer in a lab, playing with bugs and heavy metals • If you think WPI slows down into a sleepy campus for the summer, take a quick look around and you will see proof of a vibrant community. Throughout campus, professionals gather for conferences, all ages of students come for summer camps,...

REU summer research Aug02

REU summer research

Outside undergrads do interdisciplinary research in sustainable infrastructure materials • After three summers hosting undergraduates from other colleges—part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates grant program—Aaron Sakulich says the logistics...

WPI cyber champs Jul28

WPI cyber champs

WPI team wins MITRE cybersecurity competition • A group of WPI students has helped move the world one step closer to making the “Internet of Things” safer, combining talents in cyber- and embedded security to win a semester-long electronic Capture the Flag contest sponsored by...

Virtual learning Jul26

Virtual learning

Janice Gobert presents WPI-born Inq-ITS educational technology to Democratic National Convention • Janice Gobert, Affiliate Professor in Learning Sciences & Technologies, will showcase the educational technology she developed at WPI, Inq-ITS, to members of the Senate and House of...

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...