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Laurie of Mars Apr01

Laurie of Mars

WPI President Leshin to Inspire STEM Enthusiasts in New Comic Book Series, “Laurie of Mars” • President Laurie Leshin has been selected as the protagonist in a new series of comic books, titled Laurie of Mars. The series, which was inspired by Leshin’s @LaurieofMars Twitter handle,...

Jeff Colella concert Mar31

Jeff Colella concert

Worcester native Jeff Colella to conduct master class, give performances on campus, Mechanics Hall • Call it his homecoming concert tour. Worcester-born pianist Jeff Colella has spent the better part of his storied career touring the world. Now based in Los Angeles, he returns home whenever...

Innovation Center Mar30

Innovation Center

Center for Innovative Manufacturing Solutions will help employers staff unfilled jobs • As a third-generation alum who “never managed to leave WPI,” Toby Bergstrom has become rooted in the Worcester area, and he’d like to see it stay strong economically. One way to do that is to build...

Setting new goals Mar27

Setting new goals

Travis Roy describes life-changing injury, meeting new challenge • Travis Roy has always been a goal setter. As a boy, that meant someday playing hockey for a top Division 1 college, moving on to the National Hockey League, maybe even making the U.S. Olympic team. Now, Roy’s goals are much...

Restoration of Adam Mar26

Restoration of Adam

WPI student and professor assist Metropolitan Museum of Art in restoration of 500-year-old sculpture of Adam • It seemed a catastrophe. A classic, priceless piece of art and history nearly demolished. A little after closing time on a Sunday in October 2002, a plywood pedestal supporting a...

Alumni Weekend glee Mar25

Alumni Weekend glee

The joy of music this Alumni Weekend • The 2014–15 academic calendar year marks 140th year of choral music at WPI. It all began in 1874, when the first glee club gathered to lift its collective voice in song. The WPI Glee Club tradition continues, along with a score of on-campus choirs, a...

Adler is the king Mar24

Adler is the king

His Highness, Jonathan Adler • Jonathan Adler ’07 (’09 MS), a contestant on reality show “King of the Nerds,” lied to this writer. Or at least lied by omission. Under contractual obligation by TBS—though taping ended last summer—he could not reveal at the time of our last...

Travis Roy to speak Mar23

Travis Roy to speak

Travis Roy to speak of tragedy, triumph over adversity • The tragedy in Travis Roy’s life took just seconds, when he crashed into the boards moments after stepping onto the ice during his first hockey game for Boston University and suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from...

AweSTEM! 2015 Mar20

AweSTEM! 2015

Educators Share Innovative Ways to Help Students Learn STEM • What do the gingerbread man, red cabbage, and abstract art have in common? They are all tools that can be used to help K–12 students learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts—according to presenters at...

2nd Annual TEDxWPI Mar20

2nd Annual TEDxWPI

Nine speakers from the WPI community to share innovative ideas • Throughout this week, leaders, experts, and innovators have gathered in Vancouver for the official TEDx 2015 conference, a lineup of short, powerful speeches that share impactful ideas. This Sunday, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., WPI...

Amusing assertions Mar19

Amusing assertions

Guerilla Inprov to match wits against 200-year-old Cambridge Union Society debate team • Should apps like Tinder be banned? That’s the question up for tongue-in-cheek examination at the annual meeting of the world-renowned Cambridge Union Society debate team and WPI’s Guerilla Improv...

Demystifying ISIS Mar18

Demystifying ISIS

Brandeis lecturer brings firsthand knowledge of the ever-changing conflict in Iraq and Syria • As the U.S. still reels from more than a decade of conflict in the Middle East, the threat of ISIS has emerged as another source of dread for every citizen who hopes for peace. Adding to the...

Giving Day Countdown Mar18

Giving Day Countdown

Take this opportunity to support the future of WPI • The countdown to Giving Day is winding to an end. Tomorrow, WPI Giving Day takes place and represents a unique opportunity for the WPI community to support the future of WPI through this first-time event, a 24-hour giving marathon that...

Mass Academy repeats Mar18

Mass Academy repeats

Mass Academy of Math and Science takes top honors at Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair • Identity theft is an all-too-common side effect of 21st century conveniences—according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 16.6 million people were victims in 2012 alone. When it comes...

Songs for the Earth Mar17

Songs for the Earth

Master Singers of Worcester to perform Songs for the Earth • It’s a celebration of spring with a special seasonal show called Songs for the Earth. It happens this Sunday at Mechanics Hall with a WPI professor and students, as well as more than 100 singers and musicians involved. The...

Foisie Crowdfunding Mar16

Foisie Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding success in Foisie Innovation Studio gets high ranking in EverTrue article • WPI’s fundraising campaign for the Robert A. Foisie ’56 Innovation Studio ranks among the “20 Best Higher -Ed Crowdfunding Programs,” according to EverTrue, a leading social donor...

Literary Royalty Mar13

Literary Royalty

Author and poet Alison Hawthorne Deming to read from Zoologies next week • She is from literary royalty. Her great-great-grandfather was Nathaniel Hawthorne, the famous author of the The Scarlet Letter, Twice-Told Tales, The House of Seven Gables, and other American classics. Having such a...

Science fair elite Mar12

Science fair elite

Regional Science and Engineering Fair brings brightest high schoolers to WPI • Science, engineering, and the contemporary world have a symbiotic, evolving relationship, with influence flowing in both directions – need prompts study, study propels innovation. This process is evident down to...