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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 Kathi Fisler part of state panel reviewing technology literacy standards • Professor 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...

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...

Mars curiosity Jul25

Mars curiosity

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp gets expert briefing on Mars Curiosity rover • The 48 campers enrolled in this year’s ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp got an eye-opening look at the surface of Mars and the Curiosity rover that has been exploring the red planet...

Supreme Humanoid Jul23

Supreme Humanoid

What does it mean to be human? WARNER may hold some answers • Earlier this month, a European documentary film crew spent a few days on campus, notably in the Washburn lab that has served as the Atlas robot workshop, working on a documentary that will explore various aspects of human ability...

Wordless solidarity Jul21

Wordless solidarity

Coworker Gets New Look to Support Cancer Survivor • When Ann McCarron’s hair started to fall out at work, predictably on the 14th day after her first chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, her colleague, Rick Beaulac, didn’t hesitate to support her. That very day he shaved his...

Summer Science Jul18

Summer Science

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp • For the fifth summer, kids from Worcester and the surrounding area will immerse themselves in a two-week STEM-oriented experience at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, hosted by WPI’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. From...

Concert Series Jul16

Concert Series

Performers Dave Binder, Michael Dutra headline Summer Breeze series • Music lovers get a double dose of great listening this week when WPI’s Summer Breeze Concert Series features two shows. Held from noon to 1 p.m. on the Burt Terrace behind the Rubin Campus Center, the Wednesday and...