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Welcome!

Filed in Announcements by on March 28, 2017 0 Comments
Welcome!

Welcome to Catalyst, WPI Corporate & Professional Education’s blog for engineers and working professionals in pursuit of advanced education. It’s our mission at WPI CPE to help working professionals reach their educational and career goals. We hope you enjoy this resource as much as we enjoy sharing it with you. Happy reading! And be sure to subscribe to Catalyst so you […]

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Building the Energy Workforce of the Future

Filed in Power Systems, Trends in Higher Education by on November 14, 2018 0 Comments
Building the Energy Workforce of the Future

Utilities are a graying industry. That means there are more professionals retiring from the energy-delivery field each year than there is new talent to replace them. As the grid becomes smarter and more complex, the need for a robust workforce grows.  To combat this trend, power experts have to approach the problem from several angles and […]

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Medical Device Forum Draws Diverse Crowd of Stakeholders to Boston

Medical Device Forum Draws Diverse Crowd of Stakeholders to Boston

WPI recently hosted the first installment of a collaborative forum series concerning medical devices. The goal of these forums is to break down the silos that exist within the industry and connect academics and product manufacturers with clinicians and potential device users, in order to bring meaningful improvements to bear for patients in need. “It’s […]

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WPI’s Michael Ahern on the Merrimack Valley Explosions

Filed in Our Faculty, Power Systems by on September 20, 2018 0 Comments
WPI’s Michael Ahern on the Merrimack Valley Explosions

Michael Ahern has been in high demand lately. Last week, when gas explosions devastated over 70 homes across Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts, one question was on everyone’s mind: How did this happen?  As WPI Corporate & Professional Education’s resident power systems engineer, Ahern had the answers. And over the past several days, he has […]

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New Systems Thinking Paper from WPI’s Monat & Gannon

New Systems Thinking Paper from WPI’s Monat & Gannon

This just in: The latest paper by WPI professors Jamie Monat, PhD, and Thomas Gannon, PhD, is now available for download! Systems, an international peer-reviewed journal on systems engineering, has published Monat and Gannon’s “Applying Systems Thinking to Engineering and Design.” Here’s the abstract from the journal: The application of Systems Thinking principles to Systems Engineering is […]

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Wind Energy and the Future of Power

Filed in Announcements, Energy Symposium, Power Systems by on August 30, 2018 0 Comments
Wind Energy and the Future of Power

Did you know that New England leads the United States in the building of offshore wind farms?  Wind energy is just one of several sources of renewable power that is taking hold across the world. These offshore wind-power generators offer much in the way of clean energy, and New England is at the forefront of […]

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PANORAMA: The Corporate Issue!

PANORAMA: The Corporate Issue!

The third issue of Panorama is now available for download! This super-sized edition is The Corporate Issue, focused on our partnerships with companies across the country. What you’ll find in this issue: How WPI built and launched graduate programs at Pfizer What it’s like to teach, and learn, in a corporate cohort News from the road: […]

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The Power Grid of the Future

Filed in Power Systems, Trends in Higher Education by on July 30, 2018 0 Comments
The Power Grid of the Future

Technology increases in complexity every day. As the human population expands, demand on resources is growing rapidly. The level of cyber attacks on all manner of technology is more sophisticated than ever. The power grid is not immune to these developments. In fact, the stability of our grid depends on the ability of the power […]

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Pom Poms & Power Systems – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Pom Poms & Power Systems – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Welcome to the Gateway Scholar Spotlight Series! WPI Online recently launched the Gateway Scholarship, which is awarded each year to 5 of our online, part-time graduate students. This series will introduce you to the award winners: working professionals who are pursuing their educational goals through WPI Online while juggling career, family, and more. At the center of a […]

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Domo Arigato! Robotics & Japan Collide – Gateway Scholarship Spotlight

Domo Arigato! Robotics & Japan Collide – Gateway Scholarship Spotlight

Welcome to the Gateway Scholar Spotlight Series! WPI Online recently launched the Gateway Scholarship, which is awarded each year to 5 of our online, part-time graduate students. This series will introduce you to the award winners: working professionals who are pursuing their educational goals through WPI Online while juggling career, family, and more. When Kyle Erf isn’t busy […]

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Data Manager, Musician & Mom – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Data Manager, Musician & Mom – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Welcome to the Gateway Scholar Spotlight Series! WPI Online recently launched the Gateway Scholarship, which is awarded each year to 5 of our online, part-time graduate students. This series will introduce you to the award winners: working professionals who are pursuing their educational goals through WPI Online while juggling career, family, and more. How many data scientists do […]

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