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How Secure is Your Power? [Free white paper download]

How Secure is Your Power? [Free white paper download]

April 16, 2013. San Jose, California. In the middle of the night, power lines are cut and transformers are riddled with bullet holes, totaling over $15 million in damages. December 23, 2015. Ukraine. Hackers infiltrate the nation’s grid, causing widespread outages to over 200,000 people. How did these attacks happen? How can they be prevented?   Securing […]

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Soft skills aren’t hard! [Infographic]

Soft skills aren’t hard! [Infographic]

Technical (hard) skills may be vital to getting the job done, but soft skills will set you apart! Learn the tips and tricks that will get you noticed in our latest infographic.  Don’t sleep on the soft skills! WPI’s online and corporate graduate programs empower the leaders of tomorrow with well-rounded technical, management, and interpersonal expertise.   ♥ Love this post? Subscribe to Catalyst.

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A few of my favorite things at the ATX East Conference

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A few of my favorite things at the ATX East Conference

This summer, robots took over New York City! Don’t panic! I’m talking about an awesome conference I had the chance to attend in June: ATX East. This event drew robotics and automation experts from all over the country, with over 900 exhibits and 11,000 industry professionals. It was great to learn more about innovations in […]

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Getting the Most Out of Structural Materials

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Getting the Most Out of Structural Materials

By Mike Ahern, Director, Corporate & Professional Education Like many new structural engineers, I graduated with a good understanding of elastic behavior and how to perform elastic analysis. I was also well-versed in factors of safety and conservative design. When I started my first job at a leading gas turbine engine manufacturer, I realized I […]

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Need Qualified Engineers? Make Them! [Guest Blog]

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Need Qualified Engineers? Make Them! [Guest Blog]

Back in the early 2000s, I had a big problem. I was the Senior Vice President at National Grid. Power systems is a dynamic field, and advanced knowledge is critical. We needed engineers with graduate-level education in power, but they were hard to find. The company was faced with the tough question: What can you […]

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Change Your Mind with Systems Thinking

Change Your Mind with Systems Thinking

Systems thinking is an effective, holistic way to view any problem you may have in business and personal relations. But don’t take our word for it! Our online and corporate graduate students are raving about WPI’s Intro to Systems Thinking course, and how it has positively affected different aspects of their lives.     SYSTEMS THINKING […]

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Congratulations, Class of 2016!

Congratulations, Class of 2016!

We’ve crunched the numbers. We’ve checked them twice. It’s official: over 25% of the Master’s degrees awarded by WPI this spring went to working professionals. That’s right; 187 of the newly minted WPI masters came from our online and corporate education programs. To celebrate this momentous occasion, WPI CPE hosted a reception for its graduates on Thursday, […]

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Ariel Karolinski: MBA with Engineering Focus is a Perfect Fit

Ariel Karolinski: MBA with Engineering Focus is a Perfect Fit

Ariel Karolinski, a Business Unit Controller for Global Supply Chain Finance at UTC, decided to pursue her MBA as a way to differentiate her skills in a changing work environment and uncertain economy. “I wanted an MBA to help my future career potential and to gain more management experience. Undergraduate studies really don’t cover this.” […]

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Bradford Fleming: WPI’s MBA Helped this Chemical Engineer Climb Higher

Bradford Fleming: WPI’s MBA Helped this Chemical Engineer Climb Higher

Bradford Fleming knows firsthand how daunting it can be to consider a part-time MBA program while working full time. “At the time I was a project engineer at UTC, and was afraid I wouldn’t be able to do the schoolwork and my job.” But a desire for more career opportunities convinced him he needed to […]

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Automating Communication Through Building Information Modeling

Automating Communication Through Building Information Modeling

My old boss had a favorite saying for occasions when our team failed to keep each other informed. In exasperation, he’d bellow: “All communication… is a miracle!” He’d deliver the last three words with a dramatic flourish. It stuck with me as a simple truth; that we, as engineers and managers, struggle to keep our […]

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