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World Congress Sep02

World Congress

Prof. Billiar, WPI provide a presence at recent World Congress of Biomechanics • While studying mechanical engineering as an undergraduate at Cornell University, WPI professor Kristen Billiar came across a course on biomechanics, and was fascinated by the concept. “I loved to tinker with...

First-year bliss Aug28

First-year bliss

College Choice rates WPI among top 50 colleges with the happiest first-year students • First-year students at WPI are among the happiest in the nation, according to College Choice, an independent college rankings and review website dedicated to helping students and their families find the...

Ice bucket challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of Steve Rubin ’74 • In stepping up to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Reunion Plaza Monday afternoon, WPI President Laurie Leshin mixed some fun with a serious message: donate to help find a cure for a disease that has hit close to home. Joined by a team...

Tobacco-free campus Aug25

Tobacco-free campus

WPI becomes a tobacco-free campus • With the start of a the new academic year, WPI sets a new course in its continuing pursuit of making the campus a safe and rich learning environment that demonstrates a genuine concern for the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff, while...

Move-in day Aug24

Move-in day

Move-in Day heralds the start of a new academic year • The campus was swarming with cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs today, disgorging undergraduates, their parents, friends, and siblings – as well as a few thousand boxes, laptops, pillows, and assorted dorm flotsam as Move-In Day swung into...

New parking permits Aug18

New parking permits

Annual parking permit registration under way, with some changes for Campus Center lot • Campus Police began renewing employee parking permits in the lobby of the campus center, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today through Thursday, Aug. 21—and will begin at Gateway Park on Monday and Tuesday, Aug....

Panel power Aug18

Panel power

Professor Fisler part of state panel reviewing technology literacy standards • Kathi Fisler’s work in computer science, as director of WPI’s Cybersecurity Program and as co-director of Bootstrap — a curriculum program that teaches students algebra through programming video games, among...

Water for all Aug13

Water for all

WPI Students Helping to Bring Water Security to Rural Guatemala • This May, seven WPI students from the WPI Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA were eagerly welcomed by dozens of familiar faces in the rural Guatemalan community of Guachtuq. Though the team had traveled to the...

Got game? Aug12

Got game?

Mass DiGI taps students’ game development skills • One moment you’re swatting flies, the next you’re spinning records – and at any other time you could be flying a plane, making a sock puppet sing, or simply washing a window. Successfully achieve these various tasks, and...

Single stream Aug11

Single stream

Single-stream recycling is coming • On Monday, Aug. 18, WPI will convert to “single-stream” recycling. Instead of diligently separating recyclables into several “streams” – mixed paper, glass/plastic/aluminum, and cardboard, we will be able to put these three streams into one bin....

Popular reading Aug08

Popular reading

Gordon Library sees summertime rise in popular fiction • With WPI’s reputation for intense academic studies and research, Gordon Library is a hallowed place to pore over the latest scientific journals and books thick with statistics and theories. But did you know Nora Roberts is also a...

Deux Amis Aug06

Deux Amis

Deux Amis brings worldly flavor to Summer Breeze concert • Although the Summer Breeze Concert Series is well known for bringing great artists to campus each Wednesday for a little lunchtime reverie, a performance by one of WPI’s own is extra special. This Wednesday’s (Aug.6)...

Martian endeavors Aug01

Martian endeavors

Women playing key roles in Mars exploration • A popular book title posits that men are from Mars, and women from Venus, but for more than a decade women have held key roles in the exploration of Mars. And with NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover having marked its first Martian year on the red...

Rooftop softball Jul31

Rooftop softball

Last faculty/staff rooftop softball game on Monday • Get out the softball mitts and stretch out those tight, achy muscles. Time is running out to sign up for the last faculty/staff softball game of the season, to be held Monday, Aug. 4. The game will begin at 4 p.m. on the new playing field...

Visualizing Success Jul31

Visualizing Success

Professor Matt Ward honored by Sigma Xi Chapter • Professor Matt Ward doesn’t visualize himself losing interest in his field of study or retiring anytime soon. “I’ve been doing visualization for more than 25 years,” he says. “I expect that I will do this ’til I retire.” At WPI,...

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...