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Kinetic Batteries Project Wins Kalenian Award

The Kalenian Award competition came to a close on November fifteenth at the Venture Forum. Paul Kalenian spoke about the excellent innovation ecosystem at WPI and announced this year’s winners. There were 19 teams competing this year. Two teams split the $20,000 prize evenly. Kinetic Batteries: Aaron Birt, Ali Valamanesh (Diran Apelian) Autonomous Aircraft: Nicholas […]

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Manufacturing Engineering recognizing Aaron Birt

  Manufacturing Engineering recognizes 30 individuals under the age of 30 who are making a difference in manufacturing and STEM fields. Our own CR3 research assistant Aaron Birt is profiled.  

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WPI being part of the US Council on Competitiveness

  The US Council on Competitiveness, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and QuesTek Innovations LLC, led the gathering to forumlate policy recommendations for a future Council report and strategic agenda to be delivered to the next presidential administration. Leaders from national laboratories, universities and industry CEOs discussed four cross-cutting pillars to frame a productive and invigorating discussion: […]

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Mishra Receives Kenneth Andrew Roe Award

Brajendra Mishra, Associate Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI, received the prestigious Kenneth Andrew Roe Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies on April 18, 2016 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The award recognizes Mishra’s effective role in promoting unity among the engineering societies.

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WPI Awarded 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced that WPI is being recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in engineering education – the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. NAE bestowed this $500,000 prize to WPI for its project-based engineering curriculum developing leadership, innovative problem solving, interdisciplinary collaboration […]

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USABC Awards WPI $1 Million

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors, has awarded a $1 million contract to a research team, directed by Yan Wang, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to support further development and scale-up of a novel process for recycling lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries […]

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Mishra Receives TMS Fellow Award

The Minerals Metals and Materials Society (TMS) of AIME has selected Brajendra Mishra, Associate Director of the Metal Processing Institute, with its most prestigious award – the TMS Fellow Award – Class of 2016. By rules of the award, TMS only bestows this global honor on a total of 100 living fellows at any one […]

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H.C. Starck Joins CHTE

H.C. Starck of Newton, Mass. is the newest member of CHTE. H.C. Starck is a leading global supplier of technology metals, with production facilities in Europe, North America and Asia. The company supplies fabricated products to OEMs, end-users, and aftermarket furnace manufacturers for heat treating medical, aerospace, defense, automotive, energy, nuclear fuel, crystal growth and […]

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The History of Metallurgy

Bodycote, a founding and continuing member of CHTE, announces the launch of their infographic, the Interactive History of Metallurgy, which explores the evolution of metallurgy and heat treating and also acknowledges the collective work of scientists and engineers whose hard work and discoveries have enhanced the properties of metals and alloys making them better suited […]

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