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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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ARTICLE: “Impact of Distributed Energy Resources on HR and Recruiting”

Filed in Our Faculty, Power Systems by on September 11, 2019 0 Comments
ARTICLE: “Impact of Distributed Energy Resources on HR and Recruiting”

Distributed Energy Resources, or DER, are renewable power sources and storage: wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries. These innovations are in demand today, and often subsidized by the government because of their limited environmental impact compared to fossil fuels. But with this new frontier of power comes a wave of new complexities to tackle, and […]

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ARTICLE: “Top 7 Issues Facing Power Grid Modernization”

Filed in Energy Symposium, Our Faculty, Power Systems by on July 30, 2019 0 Comments
ARTICLE: “Top 7 Issues Facing Power Grid Modernization”

Electric power delivery is an ever-changing science, and there’s no sign of that changing. As demand grows worldwide for the use of electricity, the technical complexity and security of power grids become more and more important. How can we modernize the grid to ensure it keeps pace with the evolving needs and challenges that lie […]

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5 Engineering Disasters That Could’ve Been Prevented with Systems Thinking

Filed in Our Faculty, Systems Thinking by on February 18, 2019 0 Comments
5 Engineering Disasters That Could’ve Been Prevented with Systems Thinking

What is Systems Thinking? According to the latest paper by WPI professors Jamie Monat and Thomas Gannon, it’s an approach to engineering that incorporates the full context of the problem at hand. And it might have helped avoid some of the most notorious disasters in engineering history. Here’s a summary of five catastrophes Monat 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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Hot Off The Presses: PANORAMA, Issue 2

Hot Off The Presses: PANORAMA, Issue 2

Our second issue of Panorama is here! What you’ll find in this issue: News on WPI’s new Boston office The first winners of our new scholarship Tips for time management as a part-time grad student A look inside WPI’s online courses in Digital System Design Tons more! Download your free copy  Read all issues of Panorama ♥ Love this […]

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Digital System Design – Crash the Course!

Digital System Design – Crash the Course!

50 years ago, digital design was done only at a transistor level, but it’s becoming more and more abstract. Transistors change to gates, gates change to functional units like multipliers, adders, subtractors, and those change to upper-level complex components. As engineers design these, they must keep in mind how they will describe, test, and implement […]

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Hot Off The Presses: PANORAMA, Issue 1

Hot Off The Presses: PANORAMA, Issue 1

We are excited to share Panorama with you, a new digital magazine from WPI Corporate & Professional Education. What you’ll find in this issue: Tips & tricks for part-time graduate school Innovative research updates from our professors Brand-new online programs now available to you So much more! We hope you enjoy this inaugural issue. Happy reading! Download your […]

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