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2011 Great Problems Seminar Celebrates the Work of First Year Students

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January 27, 2012

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WPI launched the “Great Problems Seminars” in 2007 as a new approach to engaging first-year students with the critical problems of our day, thanks to the generous support of Eric Hahn, a 1980 graduate of WPI and partner of the Inventures Group in Palo Alto, Calif.  The seminars focus on problems in the areas of […]

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New York Times Highlights WPI’s Success in Retaining STEM Students

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January 26, 2012

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New York Times Highlights WPI’s Success in Retaining STEM Students

Building on our founding principle of theory and practice, WPI faculty give students opportunities to apply what they learn in interesting and important ways. It’s still a demanding curriculum—there’s no getting around intense math and science classwork—but finding the balance makes it work.  Here, students see that their classwork is connected to the real-world; indeed […]

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Washington, DC, Inside and Out

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January 25, 2012

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WPI Students Working at the Washington Project Center Meet the Press and Congressman McGovern When WPI students reach their junior year, they must complete their Interactive Qualifying Projects (IQP). The choices of projects and locations are great, but a lucky few went to the Washington, D.C., Project Center this past B-Term. Led by advisors and […]

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Enhancing a Technical Education with an MS in Management

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January 24, 2012

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From the WPI School of Business Did you know that the majority of students who graduate with an undergraduate engineering or science degree are not working in a strictly technical job just three years into their careers?   What ARE they doing?  They’re managing projects, leading teams, and growing businesses.  The key to their success is […]

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Career Development Center – Think Big. Plan Big. Succeed.

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January 23, 2012

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Is Your Son or Daughter Undecided about a Major? The Career Development Center can help with that decision. The CDC is offering a new course, Discovering Majors and Careers, in C-Term on Mondays and Thursdays, 1-2pm. Students may register for the class using CRN 21575, Course # FY1800-C01.  For more information about the course and […]

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Where Is Your Student Living Next Year?

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January 22, 2012

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The 2012-2013 Housing Lottery is Underway Housing Lottery Deadlines January 18 Housing Survey Emailed for Lottery Participation, Theme Housing Applications Available February 6, 4 pm Deadline for Lottery Survey completion February 10, 4 pm Housing Lottery Numbers Sent Out February 10 , 4 pm Theme Housing Application Due February 13 Theme Housing Interviews February 21, […]

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WPI Health Services Adds New Programs for Students

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January 21, 2012

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In January, WPI Health Services introduced an online student health portal to MEDICAT, WPI’s Certified Electronic Health Record (CCHIT). Students may now log in with their secure password to update demographics, enter medical history, enter immunizations for easy verification by staff, and update Insurance information. With this new system, Information flows seamlessly into the students […]

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Don’t Forget to File Your 2012-13 Financial Aid Forms

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January 20, 2012

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The financial aid application process for the next academic year has begun. Students and parents are required to complete the 2012-13 WPI Upper Class Financial Aid Application and the 2012-2013 FAFSA form. The 2012-13 WPI Upper Class Financial Aid Application is available electronically this year on the WPI Office of Financial Aid website. Postcards were […]

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Development and Alumni Relations

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January 18, 2012

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WPI Parents Fund A special part of the fundraising effort at WPI, the Parents Fund is made up of gifts from parents of current students and of alumni. Through the WPI Parents Fund, families may give to the highest priorities of the university, supporting investments in student life, faculty teaching and research, and financial aid. Last […]

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