Todd Alexander and Lindsay Lozeau win the inaugural Hitchcock Innovation Prize

July 7, 2016

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Todd Alexander and Lindsay Lozeau win the inaugural Hitchcock Innovation Prize

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The Foisie School of Business hosted the inaugural Hitchcock Innovation Prize this spring.  The Prize, founded by Jeremy Hitchcock ’04 and Elizabeth Cash Hitchcock ’02, provides a $20,000 stipend to support further business concept development of a new product, service or technology, or new technology-based businesses or social ventures, created by WPI students possessing the entrepreneurial […]

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July 7, 2016

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IGERT fellow Josh Harvey conducts research at City University, London

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IGERT fellow Josh Harvey conducts research at City University, London

Josh is spending three months in London working on his research with Professor Panayiotis Kyriacou. In his research Josh uses Photoplethysmography (PPG) which is a simple, low cost, and non-invasive optical technique for monitoring cardiopulmonary function. Current interest in this technology has extended beyond conventional heart rate and oxygen saturation monitoring. Many researchers have shown correlations between […]

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May 13, 2016

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IGERT program has it’s first two graduates

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IGERT program has it’s first two graduates

Congratulations to Sarah Hernandez and Heather Cirka who received their Doctorate degree on May 12, 2016 during WPI’s first Graduate Student Commencement.

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May 5, 2016

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IGERT fellows win big at the GRIE poster competition and i3 pitch contest

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IGERT fellows win big at the GRIE poster competition and i3 pitch contest

In April , WPI’s graduate research held its annual Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) poster competition where more than 60 finalists faced off in in a chance to win cash prizes. This was followed by the i3: Investing in Ideas with Impact pitch contest where 11 master’s and PhD candidates had just three minutes to […]

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April 14, 2016

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Megan Mancuso receives NSF Fellowship

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Megan Mancuso receives NSF Fellowship

Megan Mancuso was awarded a three year 2016 NSF Fellowship. This year there were 2,000 awards given from the nearly 17,000 applications received. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program acknowledges and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at U.S. institutions. Megan […]

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April 11, 2016

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WPI chapter of National Academy of Inventors

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WPI chapter of National Academy of Inventors

On March 14, 2016 WPI celebrated the induction of faculty members who have received patents into the WPI chapter of National Academy of Inventors. Honors were also given for those patents that have been licensed and those that have resulted in a product. IGERT faculty inducted include: Kris Billiar, Terri Camesano, Tanja Dominko, Glenn Gaudette, […]

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April 3, 2016

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Professors Gaudette and Troy receive Promotions

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Professors Gaudette and Troy receive Promotions

Glenn Gaudette has been promoted to Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He joined the WPI faculty in 2006 after holding faculty appointments at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He conducts research in the area of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, with the specific aim of developing new […]

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March 24, 2016

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Christopher Nycz’s research accepted for joint publication and presentation

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Christopher Nycz’s research accepted for joint publication and presentation

The work which Christopher Nycz conducted at ETH Zurich last summer during his IGERT international experience has been accepted for publication in the journal Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) as well as for presentation at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Stockholm. The work focused on creating a portable remote actuation system […]

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February 9, 2016

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IGERT Fellows selected for final round in GRIE poster contest

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IGERT Fellows selected for final round in GRIE poster contest

Seven IGERT fellows were selected from nearly 190 master’s and PhD candidates who shared their innovative  research at WPI’s 2016 Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) poster celebration. There were 62 PhD and MS candidates selected as finalists from the following divisions: Business and Social Science, Engineering, Life Sciences and Bioengineering, and Science. The IGERT fellows […]

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February 3, 2016

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Professor Gaudette Receives the KEEN 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award

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Professor Gaudette Receives the KEEN 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor Glenn Gaudette honored for his commitment to instilling the entrepreneurial mindset in engineering students. Glenn Gaudette, a biomedical engineering professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has been recognized by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) as its 2015 Outstanding Faculty of the Year. Gaudette is credited with leading a team at WPI to implement […]

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