Prof. Gaudette receives an award from the Kern Family Foundation

September 3, 2015

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Prof. Gaudette receives an award from the Kern Family Foundation

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Associate Professor Glenn Gaudette and WPI received a $488,500 award from The Kern Family Foundation. Developing entrepreneurially minded engineers who can “support human flourishing by recognizing and acting on opportunities to create economic, personal, and societal impact” is a major focus of The Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN). The Foundation created the network to support […]

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August 25, 2015

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Terri Camesano awarded First Place at the ICPIC, Geneva

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Terri Camesano awarded First Place at the ICPIC, Geneva

Professor Terri Camesano, recently received a First Place Award at the Third International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) for her ongoing research into the use of antimicrobial peptides to prevent catheter-related infections. Camesano was honored at the Innovation Academy during ICPIC in Geneva, Switzerland, for her presentation, “Development of Antimicrobial Peptides for Catheter-Related […]

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August 11, 2015

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Prof. Fischer and Team build robot for use inside and MRI

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Prof. Fischer and Team build robot for use inside and MRI

Prof. Greg Fischer, Mechanical Engineering, and his team have developed a robotic surgery tool that can perform minimally invasive procedures inside of an MRI. They created this robot using plastic parts and ceramic piezoelectric motors that boasts a low-noise control system that doesn’t cause electrical interference. The robotic tool is now being tested on human […]

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August 5, 2015

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Megan O’Brien’s research on the cover of July issue of Cartilage

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Megan O’Brien’s research on the cover of July issue of Cartilage

“Monitoring the Progression of Spontaneous Articular Cartilage Healing with Infrared Spectroscopy” Full citation: O’Brien MP, Penmatsa M, Palukuru U, West P, Yang X, Bostrom MP, Freeman T, Pleshko N. Monitoring the progression of spontaneous articular cartilage healing with infrared spectroscopy. Cartilage. 2015;6:174-184 To better understand the progression of cartilage healing, this work used Fourier transform […]

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July 7, 2015

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Sarah Hernandez to present at Gordon Conference Cell Growth and Proliferation in Vermont

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Sarah Hernandez to present at Gordon Conference Cell Growth and Proliferation in Vermont

Sarah Hernandez chosen to give a presentation at the Gordon Conference Cell Growth and Proliferation in Vermont, July 2015. She was awarded registration to the conference from waivers Nancy Gray donated to WPI earlier this year. Students were asked to write a one page description of how attendance at the conference would benefit their career, and Sarah […]

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June 22, 2015

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IGERT Fellow Christopher Nycz is at the ReLab, ETH Zurich for the summer conducting research

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IGERT Fellow Christopher Nycz is at the ReLab, ETH Zurich for the summer conducting research

Christopher Nycz will be finishing his first year as an IGERT fellow conducting research in the Rehabilitation Engineering Lab (ReLab) at ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He will be working under the guidance of Dr. Roger Gassert and Dr. Olivier Lambercy. His project at ETH and his project at WPI share a common […]

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June 4, 2015

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Sarah Hernandez presents at Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day

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Sarah Hernandez presents at Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day

The Harvard Club in Boston hosted the Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day (MALSI) on June 2, 2015, where Sarah Hernandez presented a poster. MALSI focuses on bringing people with early concept life science ideas together with innovators, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists. It blends the typical conference setting with networking to foster start ups and innovation […]

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May 19, 2015

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Katrina Hansen receives Alfred R. and Janet H. Potvin Award

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Katrina Hansen receives Alfred R. and Janet H. Potvin Award

Congratulations to IGERT student Katrina Hansen for receiving an Alfred R. and Janet H. Potvin Award. The award is given to outstanding graduate and undergraduate students in biomedical engineering. Katrina was one of three students to receive the award this year. Alfred Potvin was an EE undergraduate student at WPI in 1960-64, and has enjoyed […]

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May 11, 2015

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Sarah Hernandez presents at Gordan Conference in Italy

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Sarah Hernandez presents at Gordan Conference in Italy

Sarah Hernandez recently attended the Gordon Conference Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics in Tuscany, Italy where she presented a poster titled “Novel PRMT8 isoform is essential for cell viability”. Sarah was awarded registration to the conference for winning the i3 Best Presentation award in 2014.  

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May 7, 2015

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IGERT students and faculty win at Venture Forum’s annual Five-Minute Pitch Contest

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IGERT students and faculty win at Venture Forum’s annual Five-Minute Pitch Contest

On April 14, 2015 The Venture Forum held it’s annual 5 minute Pitch Contest where the 10 finalist are given 5 minutes to pitch their buisness to a panel of judges. VitaThreads, a company that began based on the work of  WPI prof. Glenn Gaudette and George Pins, was awarded second place and a $1,500 cash […]

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