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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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Financial Aid Tips for Graduate School

Filed in Affording Grad School, Lifelong Learning, WPI Online by on February 23, 2021 0 Comments
Financial Aid Tips for Graduate School

The benefits of attending graduate school are endless, but it’s understandable that the monetary investment can cause some hesitation. The good news is that there are plenty of financial aid resources available! This blog will give you the guidance you need to begin your search.   What’s my first step? FAFSA® comes first. Yes, it’s […]

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Power Industry + Pandemic = Cybersecurity Concerns

Power Industry + Pandemic = Cybersecurity Concerns

COVID-19 shelter-at-home rules have increased our reliance on the internet, and cyber criminals have taken notice! Utilities have databases full of personally identifiable information and are operators of critical infrastructure—attractive targets for hacker thieves and potentially hostile nations. With remote work likely to continue even after the world overcomes the novel coronavirus, this is a […]

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Vaccines: The COVID-19 Solution?

Vaccines: The COVID-19 Solution?

With over 6.15 M confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide as of June 1, 20201, scientists in pharma, biotech, start-ups, research institutes, and universities around the world are racing to develop tests, treatments, and vaccines2 to combat COVID-19. Today in the U.S. there are ~110 FDA-approved test kit manufacturers and commercial laboratories,3 and more than […]

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Top Tips to Succeed as a Biomanufacturing Project Manager

Top Tips to Succeed as a Biomanufacturing Project Manager

Project managers who crave an opportunity to shine should look no further than the biomanufacturing industry! Even without a scientific or technical background, project managers are integral to the complex biomanufacturing process. If you’re a project manager looking for an innovative way to apply your skills, visit our biotech sister blog for advice on how […]

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What is Systems Thinking? Experts Weigh In

Filed in Systems Thinking by on February 25, 2020 4 Comments
What is Systems Thinking? Experts Weigh In

Back in October, WPI welcomed over 100 professionals interested in Systems Thinking to the university’s first-ever colloquium on the topic. Systems Thinking experts from around the world delivered presentations–both in person and remotely!–that attempted to answer the question: what is Systems Thinking? One such expert, Professor Ricardo Valerdi, came all the way from the University of […]

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Moon Rocks & UFO’s: Ask an Engineer

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!

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

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

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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