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

April 17, 2014

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

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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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April 7, 2014

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Four IGERT Fellows reach the Finals in the i3 Competition

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Four IGERT Fellows reach the Finals in the i3 Competition

There are four IGERT fellows that are moving on to the final level of the i3 Competition this month.  They are Sarah Hernandez, Biology; Lindsay Lozeau, Chemical Engineering, and Heather Cirka and Hannah Strobel, Biomedical Engineering.  The i3: Investing in Ideas with Impact is about translating research into value and real-world impact. It encourages graduate […]

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March 20, 2014

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AMProtection Wins Poster Contest at The Venture Forum Five Minute Pitch Contest

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AMProtection Wins Poster Contest at The Venture Forum Five Minute Pitch Contest

AMProtection, a company formed by IGERT Fellows Todd Alexander and Lindsay Lozeau, competed against nine other entrants in The Venture Forum’s 2014 Five Minute Pitch Contest held on March 11, 2014.   AMProtection is a company that uses antimicrobial peptide coating to reduce infection in orthopedic implants.  Todd and Lindsay won the poster contest portion of the event for […]

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March 20, 2014

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IGERT Fellows Tour the J & J DePuy Facility

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IGERT Fellows Tour the J & J DePuy Facility

Recently, as part of the IGERT class -Translational Engineering for Dissertation Research, the fellows toured the Johnson & Johnson DePuy facility in Raynham, MA.  Here they learned about the state of the art facility that trains surgeons from all over the world to use their internal medical device products, ranging from craniofacial products to spinal supports. Overall, […]

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March 17, 2014

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Professor Billiar Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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Professor Billiar Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Kristen L. Billiar, associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Only about 2 percent of ASME’s more than 130,000 worldwide members have attained the fellow grade. The first biomedical engineering professor at WPI to receive this honor, Mr. […]

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February 19, 2014

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

The IGERTs participated in the ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ held at WPI on February 18th. They did a demo on bones, fractures, and fracture fixation. Watch for them on the news with WBZ’s Paula Ebbons Eye on Education Monday the 24th at 5pm. This event was part of the numerous activities that WPI […]

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February 12, 2014

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Professor Frank Hoy Wins National Award for Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship

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WPI School of Business Professor, Frank Hoy was presented with the Max X. Wortman Jr. Award for Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) at its 2014 conference in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 9. This award recognizes a lifetime in entrepreneurial achievement that encompasses the ideals […]

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February 3, 2014

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Dr. Keith Sawyer, Researcher on Creativity and Innovation, has a round-table discussion with IGERT students

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Today IGERT students had a round-table discussion with Dr. Keith Sawyer, a visiting professor from UNC and a researcher on creativity and innovation. After introductions, Dr. Sawyer started off talking about the differences in ‘innovation culture’ of today’s society verses one in the 1960s. More recently, innovation is become trendy and companies are starting to […]

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January 21, 2014

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Prof. Dominko Named Slovenian Ambassador of Science

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Prof. Dominko Named Slovenian Ambassador of Science

Tanja Dominko, DVM, PhD, associate professor of biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), is the 2013 Slovenian Ambassador of Science, a national award given to one Slovenian native each year in recognition of outstanding achievements and global scientific impact. The award also honors Dominko’s international engagement in developing programs that bring together WPI […]

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January 6, 2014

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New American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

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New American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

IGERT fellow Heather Cirka was awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship from the Founders Affiliate. These AHA fellowships are very prestigious and competitive. Heather is doing her graduate research with Prof. Kris Billiar in the Biomedical Engineering Department.

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