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Great Problems May05

Great Problems

Great Problems Project Presentation Day • On April 23, Project Presentation Day, student teams in the Great Problems Seminar presented their recommendations to an array of energy problems faced by communities across the globe. They explored the technical, social, economic, and environmental...

Human Resources news

News from Human Resources Supervisor’s Resource Hosted by Cindy Lindberg, Director of Human Resources, and held on the last business Thursday of each month from 2 – 3 p.m., the Supervisor’s Resource is designed to provide a forum for discussion or a place to get answers on...

Sigma Xi Awards May01

Sigma Xi Awards

Sigma Xi WPI Chapter Presents Research Awards and Inducts New Members • A 107-year-old WPI tradition honored historical customs and welcomed new faces as award winners and members gathered for the 2015 Sigma Xi induction ceremony on April 29. The event, held at the Goat’s Head Restaurant,...

Oates honored at RIT Apr30

Oates honored at RIT

RIT honors Karen Kashmanian Oates as Alumna of the Year for the College of Science • Karen Kashmanian Oates, professor of biochemistry and the Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences, was honored earlier this month as Alumna of the Year for the College of Science at Rochester Institute of...

ROTC awards Apr29

ROTC awards

Annual Event Recognizes Achievements, Service, and Work of Military Cadets • In both “Theory and Practice,” the accomplishments of the military cadets at WPI greatly contribute to the campus culture. In recognition of their journeys, the university hosted its annual Army and Air Force...

Cabaret Blockbusters Apr29

Cabaret Blockbusters

VOX Musical Theatre features song selections from musicals • WPI’s VOX Musical Theatre’s annual D-Term cabaret is one of three productions offered each academic calendar. This year-ending performance should prove to be aptly named, Cabaret: Blockbusters. The descriptor of the show reads,...

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...