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GPS Poster winners May03

GPS Poster winners

Great Problems Seminar Poster Presentation Day winners • First-year student teams once again showcased a wide range of innovative solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges at the Spring 2016 Great Problems Seminar (GPS) Poster Presentation day on Friday, April 29. The...

Goldwater honorees May02

Goldwater honorees

Two fare honorably in Goldwater competition • WPI students Jeffrey Letourneau ’17 and Brandon Clark ’18 earned 2016 Honorable Mentions in the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation contest. “The Goldwater Scholarship is a national...

Cooling the circuits Apr29

Cooling the circuits

Jamal Yagoobi’s research with NASA aims to cool ISS electronics • When a fluid touches a surface that is hot enough to boil it, it is actually removing heat from that surface. All the classic calculations used to predict the rate of heat transfer are based on having gravity as an assumed...

Gompei’s Gears Apr28

Gompei’s Gears

Gompei’s Gears bike share program begins operation with four campus locations • WPI’s free bike share program got into gear last week with a formal launch of Gompei’s Gears. The bicycles are available to students, faculty, and staff who register at four campus locations. President...

Honors Convocation Apr27

Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation recognizes five faculty and graduate student for their contributions • WPI recognized six members of its academic community during the university’s annual Honors Convocation on April 22. The awards recognized five faculty members and a graduate student for...

A favorable outcome Apr26

A favorable outcome

WPI continues to see high success rate of grads • WPI graduates continue to see a consistent, significant return on their educational investment, according to a recent outcomes report from the Career Development Center (CDC). Class of 2015 graduates—bachelor’s and advanced degrees...

The end of an era Apr25

The end of an era

Chef John Hayes hangs up his apron after six decades at WPI • After six decades and more than a million meals, Chef John Hayes is hanging up his apron in the Goat’s Head kitchen. An employee of Chartwells, the university’s food services vendor, John is believed to be the longest-serving...

Gordon Celebration Apr22

Gordon Celebration

Celebrating the Bernard M. Gordon Prize • The WPI community held a celebration on April 15 for being awarded the prestigious 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The Gordon Prize was given to WPI by the National Academy of Engineering...

Sunday Chamber Music Apr21

Sunday Chamber Music

Skeist Chamber Concert this Sunday • The annual Skeist Chamber Concert brings student musicians together and welcomes alumni performers back on Sunday, April 24, at 1 p.m. in Higgins House. The small venue adds to the intimacy of a chamber concert, says Doug Weeks, director of the WPI...

Global Initiatives Apr20

Global Initiatives

Dean Oates shares insights on creating global initiatives • WPI Dean of Arts & Sciences Karen Kashmanian Oates presented a webinar on “Creating a Global Initiative: Strategies, Design, and Implementation” last month, to a National Center for Civic and Science Engagement (NCCSE)...

Gompei’s Gears Apr19

Gompei’s Gears

Bike share program to launch this afternoon • WPI’s bike share program, Gompei’s Gears, will launch today at 4 p.m. on the Quad. President Leshin will help kick off the program, which will include a bike sign-out demonstration. Those who were registered by April 18 are eligible to...

The Gordon Prize Apr15

The Gordon Prize

WPI community celebrates prestigious Gordon Prize with panel discussion, award ceremony • Today, WPI will celebrate receiving the prestigious 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. The Gordon Prize was awarded to WPI by the National Academy of...

Change of Command Apr14

Change of Command

Air Force ROTC Detachment 340 Change of Command Ceremony • On Wednesday April 20, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 340 will host its annual Cadet Wing Change of Command ceremony in Harrington Auditorium. All friends, family, and members of the WPI community are invited to...

Concert Band Finale Apr14

Concert Band Finale

Final Concert Band and Orchestra Performances on Sunday • The WPI Orchestra and Concert Band end the musical year with a concert this Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. With more than 125 students participating in the traditional year-end wrap up, the concert in Alden Hall highlights the music and...

Take Back the Night Apr14

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night and Clothesline Project • Today marks the seventh consecutive year that WPI will observe two important programs, Take Back the Night and the Clothesline Project, which deal with sexual assault and domestic violence. Both programs are sponsored by SPARC (Students...

WPI Journal Apr13

WPI Journal

WPI Journal for Spring 2016 • The Spring 2016 issue of the WPI Journal is out, with a cover story on Bob Behn ’63 and feature stories on alumni, faculty, and students who are shaping, influencing, and impacting the world. And that’s for starters. Here are a couple of pieces from the...

al-Assad on Syria Apr12

al-Assad on Syria

Human rights proponent Ribal al-Assad speaks on Syria and Middle East • Like any armed conflict where passions are high, lives are lost and in turmoil, and opposing parties stand on vastly contrasting sides of the political spectrum, the civil war in Syria is a complex and volatile...

New Voices 34 Apr11

New Voices 34

New Voices 34 will feature eight original plays by undergraduate students • The country’s longest running collegiate new and original play festival will debut its 34th season this week when the curtain rises on New Voices. The festival, which features eight plays by undergraduate students,...