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Excellence Award Jun28

Excellence Award

Therrien Earns NCAA Division III USTFCCCA Excellence in Communication Award • Assistant Sports Information Director Mark Therrien has been selected as a recipient of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Excellence in Communication Awards for NCAA track...

Subtle slurs Jun24

Subtle slurs

Stressors can be small but mighty • Kymberlee O’Brien has won a grant to investigate microaggressions and physiological stress responses as they relate to minority, international, and other students. O’Brien, an assistant teaching professor of social science and policy studies, hopes...

Library Renovation

Gordon Library renovation project reaches mid point • The Gordon Library renovation project has continued through E-Term, and is on schedule to be completed by mid-August. The construction project is replacing much of the building’s nearly 50-year-old heating, ventilating, and air...

Games for Change Jun22

Games for Change

Video games take on immigration issues • Lee Sheldon, professor of practice in interactive media and video game design at WPI, once enthralled audiences in characters’ drama and action-packed predicaments as a television producer and scriptwriter for shows including Charlie’s Angels and...

Father of The Plan Jun21

Father of The Plan

Biography Explores Life of a WPI Plan Founder • Some organizations are changed forever by the leadership and influence of one person. And while WPI doesn’t rest its success entirely on the shoulders of Bill Grogan ’46, dean emeritus of undergraduate studies, it can certainly be said...

Coming full circle Jun20

Coming full circle

Custodian-turned-engineer Michael Vaudreuil hired by aerospace firm Pratt & Whitney • For years, he hustled juggling a full schedule of classes with a full-time, second-shift custodial job. And most of the time in between (what little of it he had) was spent on his coursework and his...

Training the cadets Jun17

Training the cadets

WPI ROTC staff aids in cadet summer training at Fort Knox • The interview for this article was conducted over his cell phone, at night, from deep in the dark, hot, buggy woods of Kentucky. That’s where U.S. Army Lt. Col. Justin B. Putnam, along with Master Sgt. Thomas Blair, senior...

Simulation solutions Jun16

Simulation solutions

Student team places 2nd in IISE simulation competition • The latest Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering/Rockwell Undergraduate Student Simulation Competition brought quite a few firsts for WPI. It was the first time WPI placed in the global competition, and also the first time...

A rally of support Jun15

A rally of support

WPI Employee Bruce Fiene Joins Fight Against Opioid Abuse Epidemic • The recent shocking death of Prince from a prescription opioid overdose introduced many to America’s opioid abuse crisis, including many in the music icon’s inner circle and the media, who purportedly had no idea that...

Bots and beer Jun14

Bots and beer

Robot Performers Debut Friday at the Original Gravity Concert Series • Nights of live music and beer don’t often bring classical music to mind, but the upcoming Original Gravity Concert Series is changing that. In the next concert on Friday (June 17), Scott Barton, assistant professor...

TouchTomorrow shines Jun13

TouchTomorrow shines

Faculty research, exhibits and demos wow TouchTomorrow visitors • Fourteen-year-old Avery Clowes listened from the front row as retired Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut Charles Precourt described his Space Shuttle missions while showing breathtaking photos and video taken from inside...

Touchtomorrow 2016 Jun10

Touchtomorrow 2016

TouchTomorrow will transform the WPI campus into a science and technology festival • Be prepared: The WPI campus is about to be taken over by astronauts, all manner of robots, rovers, vacuum chambers—and, last but not least, Curious George. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, the campus will...

AIMBE Fellowship Jun09

AIMBE Fellowship

Kristen Billiar Honored by AIMBE • With his election to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows, biomedical engineering professor Kristen L. Billiar hopes to bring more attention to the work he and his WPI students are doing in the field of...

Tracking a pathogen Jun08

Tracking a pathogen

Reeta Rao Probing the Genetics of Fungal Infection • Candida albicans (C. albicans) is the pathogen that causes “yeast infections” like thrush and vaginitis. A host of questions surround this nearly ubiquitous organism. For example, how do newborns first become colonized with the...

Ketchum commended Jun07

Ketchum commended

Ketchum Tabbed Assistant Coach of the Year • WPI’s Miles Ketchum has been upgraded to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Women’s Division III National Assistant Coach of the Year. Ketchum recently completed a campaign that concluded with Liz...

Jones-Johnson new VP Jun06

Jones-Johnson new VP

Michelle Jones-Johnson named Vice President for Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer • Following a national search, WPI has named Michelle Jones-Johnson, MBA, MA, SPHR, Vice President for Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer. In this new role, Jones-Johnson will be...

Insight Awards Jun03

Insight Awards

WPI Faculty Members Recognized for Long Service to Insight Program • Fifteen years ago, a small group of WPI faculty members headed into student dormitories to share advice—and pizza—with first-year students as part of the newly formed Insight Program. Since then, the advising program...

All America Status Jun02

All America Status

Pellegrini Earns All-America Accolades in Track & Field • Liz Pellegrini ’16 capped off an outstanding collegiate career by resetting her own school record en route to a runner-up finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday at Wartburg College in...