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Honors Convocation Apr28

Honors Convocation

Trustees’ Awards, Moruzzi Award, TA Award given at Honors Convocation • WPI recognized five distinguished members of its academic community during the university’s annual Honors Convocation on Friday. The awards recognized five faculty members and a graduate student for outstanding...

Vecna Robot Sprint Apr27

Vecna Robot Sprint

Vecna Robot Sprint presents challenges to WPI robots • “The race is not to the swift,” and, in the short term at least, nor is it always to those who finish. Neither of WPI’s entries completed the Vecna Robot Sprint Challenge in Cambridge earlier this month. Hydro Dog, the four-legged...

Skeist Concert Apr24

Skeist Concert

Skeist Chamber Concert to be held Sunday in Higgins House • The Skeist Chamber Concert is quite literally a celebration of classical musical life on campus. This annual event is sponsored by the Irving, Class of 1935, Dorothy, and Helen Skeist Endowed Fund, a trust established specifically...

Amato earns honor Apr23

Amato earns honor

Katherine Amato ’16 selected for honor by Goldwater Scholarship Foundation • Junior Katherine Amato has been selected by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for an honorable mention. “I kept a close eye on my email … and asked my parents to...

Kamen visits FIRST Apr22

Kamen visits FIRST

High school teams converge on WPI for FIRST Robotics N.E. District Championship • Sixty teams of robots and their high school humanoids converged on the WPI campus April 9–11 for the 2015 FIRST Robotics New England District Championship. The culmination of weeks of designing, building, and...

French TV at library

French television visits Gordon Library, shoots segment on Robert Harvey Collection • “Success” and “failure” are two labels we often hear in various contexts. Both are loaded terms, intensely subjective, and, very often, interdependent. Serial entrepreneur and WPI alum Robert Harvey...

Jazz Exchange Shows Apr20

Jazz Exchange Shows

WPI, Assumption to hold jazz concert swap • Here’s a new twist on the name “jazz joint,” as in nightclub that features the music. Next week, the WPI Jazz Combo and the Assumption Jazz Ensemble will present shows on each other’s campuses. Rich Falco, WPI’s director of jazz studies,...

The road to Boston Apr17

The road to Boston

Jennifer McWeeny takes up the challenge of the Boston Marathon • It’s a long road from Hopkinton to Boston—26.2 miles in fact, if you take the most famous route. But for many of those who will run the Boston Marathon on Monday, the road to get to the starting line is much, much longer....

Financial literacy Apr16

Financial literacy

Financial programs offered on investing  and salary negotiations • April is Financial Literacy Month, and WPI is offering seminars today and Friday to help students plan their financial futures. The Financial Aid office is sponsoring a workshop today at 1 p.m. in Stratton Hall, Room 308....

Premiere portfolio Apr16

Premiere portfolio

WPI student musicians to play their original work • WPI’s theatre program has New Voices. The Concert Band and Orchestra have the Spring Concert. Both are year-end presentations that showcase original work by students. New Voices 33 happens today through April 18. The spotlight shines...

Back from the brink Apr15

Back from the brink

IQP students set stage to re-establish New Zealand sea lions • For their IQP, Matt Dunster, Tommy Nuthmann, Drew Egger, and Jess Desmond found themselves about as far from WPI and Worcester as you can get: New Zealand. The students spent seven weeks earlier this year on the island nation...

Sanjeev Mukerjee Apr14

Sanjeev Mukerjee

Northeastern Professor Sanjeev Mukerjee to speak on clean energy • This week, the Sustainability Task Force and the Energy Sustainability Project Center will present “Clean Energy through Clean Chemistry,” a talk by Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University professor and director, Center...

New Voices 33 Apr14

New Voices 33

New Voices will feature performances of original, unpublished scripts • New Voices 33 opens this week, and in the theatre world at WPI this is a major event. The festival features performances of original, unpublished scripts from a cross section of the entire community, from students and...

Padir to White House Apr13

Padir to White House

Taşkin Padir invited to White House conference on Ebola research • One year following its formidable onset, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is largely contained. However, policymakers, researchers, and clinicians agree that it is imperative to continue to fund and support research into...

GRIE and i3 Finals Apr10

GRIE and i3 Finals

WPI to Celebrate Graduate Research at the GRIE and i3 Events • On Monday, April 13, more than 70 WPI graduate students will showcase their research at the final rounds of two prestigious WPI events. From 1 to 3 p.m., 63 master’s and PhD candidates will display updated research posters to a...

Top helpdesk support Apr09

Top helpdesk support

Help Desk support specialist Chagnon competes for national honor • For Christopher Chagnon, earning recent accolades for his work is exciting, but it doesn’t make him waver for an inch on his daily mission as a desktop support specialist at WPI. “It’s all about customer...

A Choral Flourish Apr08

A Choral Flourish

“A Choral Flourish” to be Performed in First Baptist Church on Sunday • It’s a seasonal concert filled with the promise of spring, complete with joyous sounds to match. The music was specifically chosen by John Delorey, director of choral music at WPI, to celebrate the new...

Recycle electronics Apr07

Recycle electronics

Student Green Team to hold E-Waste Drive for unwanted electronics on Wednesday • How about an easy, safe, and environmentally friendly means of disposing of unwanted electronics – at no cost? Participate in WPI’s 4th Annual E-Waste Drive, sponsored by the Student Green Team and the...