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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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Moon Rocks & UFO’s: Ask an Engineer

Filed in Engineer's Corner, Our Faculty, Systems Engineering by on February 17, 2020 0 Comments
Moon Rocks & UFO’s: Ask an Engineer

Last week, one of our Systems Engineering experts (and his pupper pal, Logan) took over Reddit with his very own “AMA,” or Ask Me Anything…and we do mean anything. There are currently over 100 comments on his thread, and counting! Dr. Don Gelosh has worked at the Pentagon and for the Space Shuttle Program, so questions […]

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New Podcast Alert: Ask A Student!

Filed in FAQ's, Our Students, WPI Online by on February 11, 2020 0 Comments
New Podcast Alert: Ask A Student!

Why do people take college courses online?  How much time does an online course take per week? How do students collaborate in the online space?  Get the answers to these questions and many more in our brand-new podcast: Ask a WPI Online Student! Hear from real WPI students and recent alumni as they answer questions from curious […]

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Read Like an Engineer: Top News Sources in Power Engineering

Filed in Engineer's Corner, Power Systems by on February 7, 2020 0 Comments
Read Like an Engineer: Top News Sources in Power Engineering

The world of engineering is always changing. Whether you’re in industry or academia, innovation is the name of the game, and it can be a challenge to keep up! In our Read Like an Engineer series, we’ll share where WPI engineers get their news.  Michael Ahern is the Director of Power Systems at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. As […]

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New Interview: WPI’s Mike Ahern & Energy Central

Filed in Our Faculty, Power Systems, Professional Development by on January 31, 2020 0 Comments
New Interview: WPI’s Mike Ahern & Energy Central

One of WPI’s resident Power Systems experts has been busy lately! Michael Ahern recently sat down with power systems publication Energy Central as part of their Getting To Know The Experts interview series. Ahern talked about his path into power systems, the evolving training needs for power professionals, and a lot more. Read Energy Central’s interview […]

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Fast Facts About Careers in Biotech

Filed in BETC, Biotechnology, Careers in Engineering by on January 27, 2020 0 Comments
Fast Facts About Careers in Biotech

Biotechnology is an industry on the rise! That means now is the right time to start a brand-new career path in this exciting and life-saving field. If you’ve been pondering a career change, it might be easier than you think. Over on our biotech sister blog, you’ll find a roundup of fast facts on making […]

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WPI Alum Discusses Impact of Worcester Cold Storage Fire

Filed in Fire Protection, FPE, Our Students by on December 9, 2019 0 Comments
WPI Alum Discusses Impact of Worcester Cold Storage Fire

“I had never seen [my father] feel out of control before…that is probably the memory that stands out to me the most from the day of the fire.” Matthew Foley, a WPI alumnus and Research Associate for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), recently sat down to discuss his personal connection to the Worcester Cold […]

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The Top Job of 2019 is…

The Top Job of 2019 is…

One of the most in-demand jobs of 2019 is Data Scientist, and there’s no wonder! In an age when data is gathered from just about every interaction we have with technology, knowing how to store, read, and interpret Big Data are invaluable skills to have. Check out this infographic to learn just how important, and […]

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NEW VIDEO: “Ghosted”

Filed in Lifelong Learning, Videos by on October 29, 2019 0 Comments
NEW VIDEO: “Ghosted”

Just in time for Halloween: a fun new video about trying something new, no matter how old…or dead…you are. “GHOSTED: An Office Haunting”   Lifelong learning doesn’t have to be scary.  WPI can help you navigate a fright-free path to your education. Contact us for more information about our graduate & professional development programs.   […]

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Fighting Climate Change: Massachusetts Task Force Enlists WPI CPE Expert

Fighting Climate Change: Massachusetts Task Force Enlists WPI CPE Expert

One of WPI’s resident experts in renewable energy and power systems will join a brand-new, statewide environmental task force in Massachusetts. The goal: reduce greenhouse emissions drastically by 2050 to combat climate change. According to a WPI release, Michael Ahern, Director of WPI’s Power Systems programs, “has accepted the invitation of state Secretary of Energy […]

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3 Hot Careers in Civil Engineering

3 Hot Careers in Civil Engineering

You’ve earned your bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering…now what? Here are 3 career paths to explore that leverage your current knowledge. October is Fire Prevention Month! WPI will be at SFPE 2019 (Oct. 13-15) to talk about our suite of programs in Fire Protection Engineering (available online & on campus!). We hope to see you there. […]

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