Is Grad School Worth It?

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Professionals pursuing a graduate degree have been on the rise in recent years, and you might be wondering: is graduate school worth it? You may have worked with many people who have a master’s degree already. Perhaps you are an undergraduate student trying to decide if you will enter the workforce or continue with higher…Continue Reading Is Grad School Worth It?

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…Continue Reading WPI Alum Discusses Impact of Worcester Cold Storage Fire

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

How to Apply For Graduate School: A Step-by-Step Guide

Between the first time you say “I’m thinking about going to grad school” and your first actual grad class, there are a few decisions to make—and a few procedural hurdles to clear. As with any new task, there is a learning curve. Unfortunately, applying to graduate school is something few people do often enough to…Continue Reading How to Apply For Graduate School: A Step-by-Step Guide

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…Continue Reading New Systems Thinking Paper from WPI’s Monat & Gannon

Domo Arigato! Robotics & Japan Collide – Gateway Scholarship Spotlight

Welcome to the Gateway Scholar Spotlight Series! WPI Online recently launched the Gateway Scholarship, which is awarded each year to 5 of our online, part-time graduate students. This series will introduce you to the award winners: working professionals who are pursuing their educational goals through WPI Online while juggling career, family, and more. When Kyle Erf isn’t busy…Continue Reading Domo Arigato! Robotics & Japan Collide – Gateway Scholarship Spotlight

Engineering the Happiest Place on Earth – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Welcome to the Gateway Scholar Spotlight Series! WPI Online recently launched the Gateway Scholarship, which is awarded each year to 5 of our online, part-time graduate students. This series will introduce you to the award winners: working professionals who are pursuing their educational goals through WPI Online while juggling career, family, and more.  One visit to any…Continue Reading Engineering the Happiest Place on Earth – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Industrial Explosion Protection – Crash The Course!

There are few things that will jeopardize a business more quickly and profoundly than an explosion. The word alone brings to mind all manner of destruction, and it can take years to recover, with some assets lost forever. That’s why preventing explosions in the first place is so crucial. But as the world changes, it’s hard…Continue Reading Industrial Explosion Protection – Crash The Course!

Engineer’s Corner: Systems Engineering & Motorcycle Safety

by Don S. Gelosh, PhD, CSEP-Acq Motorcycling season is in full swing here in Virginia: one of the reasons I enjoy living in the Commonwealth. Sunny mornings, warm afternoons, and lots of twisty roads with a thousand smells of freedom. Anyone who has ridden a motorcycle understands what I am saying. Earlier this summer, as…Continue Reading Engineer’s Corner: Systems Engineering & Motorcycle Safety