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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!

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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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Adam Payne: Convenience Was the Key

Adam Payne: Convenience Was the Key

Adam Payne found a match for his skills as a lead engineer and systems architect with the WPI Master of Science in Systems Engineering. As Principal System Engineer at General Dynamics C4 Systems, serving as a Deputy Program Manager for Engineering (DPME), and System Architect on a research and development project for the US Air Force, […]

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Enabling More Renewable Power

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Enabling More Renewable Power

More and more people are installing power generation – solar, wind, emergency generators, micro-turbines and fuel cells. These are all examples of “distributed generation” and many of them are renewable. While this is a positive trend for sustainability and helps with resiliency, it can be a challenge to the safe and reliable operation of the power delivery […]

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[Infographic] Corporate & Professional Education: 2015 A Year in Review

[Infographic] Corporate & Professional Education: 2015 A Year in Review

WPI’s Corporate & Professional Education had a successful 2015 educating students and professionals. Hundreds took part in Corporate Programs, Online Open Enrollment and Professional Development courses. Education and personal development go hand-in-hand,participants advance their careers and gain a sense of accomplishment for successfully completing a program or certificate. Check out the infographic to see just how many […]

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Benefits of Being a Fire Protection Engineer [Infographic]

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Benefits of Being a Fire Protection Engineer [Infographic]

WPI offers education in fire protection engineering, because we know how important the field is. Also, we understand the vast benefits Fire Protection Engineers receive when they are in the field. View our infographic to see: Places where WPI’s FPE students are Salary benefits Top three responsibilities of a Fire Protection Engineer An overview of […]

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