IGERT fellow spends the summer at University of Bath, England

July 15, 2014

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IGERT fellow spends the summer at University of Bath, England

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Second year IGERT fellow, Katrina Hansen is spending the summer setting up new collaborations at the University of Bath in Bath, England.  She is working in the lab of Dr. Marianne Ellis alongside Dr. Ellis’ graduate student Sam Acott, who visited the Gaudette lab last year.  Katrina is focusing on comparing cell seeding parameters on […]

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June 30, 2014

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IGERT research is hands on at WPI’S TouchTomorrow Event

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IGERT research is hands on at WPI’S TouchTomorrow Event

At WPI’s Touch Tomorrow Festival held on June 14th in conjunction with a NASA Centennial Challenge, the public had a chance to see some of the exciting research being conducted by Prof. Greg Fischer. Prof. Fischer’s student, IGERT fellow Chris Nyzc, was on hand to demonstrate the robotic rehabilitation glove. This wearable device uses cables to […]

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June 16, 2014

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Professor Terri Camesano will be WPI’s new Dean of Graduate Studies

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Professor Terri Camesano will be WPI’s new Dean of Graduate Studies

Prof. Terri Camesano will assume the position of Dean of Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 2014. Prof. Camesano is recognized by experts in her field and faculty colleagues and students across the WPI campus. She has built a stellar record as a highly productive and successful researcher. Prof. Camesano has been an outspoken and engaged […]

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May 20, 2014

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Terri Camesano Receives 2014 Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize at WPI Commencement

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Terri Camesano Receives 2014 Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize at WPI Commencement

Terri Camesano, professor of chemical engineering and assistant dean of engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received the 2014 Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize during the university’s 146th Commencement exercises on May 17, 2014. The tradition of awarding the prize, which honors WPI faculty members for overall excellence, was established in 2007 through the personal philanthropy […]

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May 8, 2014

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Lindsay Lozeau Presented at the In Great Company Event

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Lindsay Lozeau Presented at the In Great Company Event

On May 1, 2014, there were over 100 corporate partners at the In Great Company Event organized by the Dean’s office, with the keynote speaker from Raytheon.  Lindsay conversed with representatives from simplex Grinnell, stantec and Tyco. Lindsay was one of four graduate students presenting her poster from the Engineering Department. Lindsay felt this was […]

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May 5, 2014

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i3 competition winners invited to present at WPI’s Tech Advisors Network

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i3 competition winners invited to present at WPI’s Tech Advisors Network

Lindsay Lozeau and Sarah Hernandez, who earlier in April won WPI’s i3 competition, were invited to present at the Tech Advisors Network (TAN) on April 30th.  TAN is a virtual incubator comprising about 40 entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders who advise and support students and faculty who hope to turn ideas and research into commercial […]

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May 2, 2014

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Sigma Xi Awards Membership to Sarah Hernandez and Lindsay Lozeau

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Sigma Xi Awards Membership to Sarah Hernandez and Lindsay Lozeau

On April 29th, Sigma Xi held its induction ceremony at the Goat’s Head restaurant.  Interim President Ryan gave the keynote speech where Sarah Hernandez and Lindsay Lozeau were nominated for a full year of free membership because of their success in the i3 competition. Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific […]

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May 1, 2014

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Presentations made by two IGERT Fellows at the Northeast Bioengineering Conference

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Presentations made by two IGERT Fellows at the Northeast Bioengineering Conference

The Northeast Bioengineering Conference 2014 (NEBEC) was held in Boston on April 25-27th during which two IGERT fellows had presentations. Sarah Hernandez had a poster in the Cell Engineering session titled Regeneration competence accompanies increased expression of arginine methyltransferase PRMT8 in human adult fibroblasts. While Lindsay Lozeau had a poster in the Biomaterials session titled […]

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April 24, 2014

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Todd Alexander Recipient of NSF I-Corps Award

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Todd Alexander Recipient of NSF I-Corps Award

IGERT Fellow Todd Alexander is a recipient of an NSF I-Corps award where he will be the Entrepreneurial lead.  The primary goal of the I-Corps is to foster entrepreneurship that will lead to the commercialization of technology that has been supported by NSF-funded research. By the end of the I-Corps session the entrepreneurial team should […]

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April 17, 2014

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IGERTs Lindsay Lozeau and Sarah Hernandez the winners of WPI’s i3 competition

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IGERTs Lindsay Lozeau and Sarah Hernandez the winners of WPI’s i3 competition

On April 14, 2014 WPI held the final stage of the i3: Investing in Ideas with Impact competition. In this competition the graduate student participants make a 3 minute pitch describing the benefits and marketability of their innovations without any visual aids. The IGERT program had four students make it to the final round. The […]

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