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WPI Alum Discusses Impact of Worcester Cold Storage Fire

Filed in Fire Protection, FPE, Our Students by on December 9, 2019 0 Comments
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 Cold […]

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

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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 […]

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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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PANORAMA: The Corporate Issue!

PANORAMA: The Corporate Issue!

The third issue of Panorama is now available for download! This super-sized edition is The Corporate Issue, focused on our partnerships with companies across the country. What you’ll find in this issue: How WPI built and launched graduate programs at Pfizer What it’s like to teach, and learn, in a corporate cohort News from the road: […]

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Domo Arigato! Robotics & Japan Collide – Gateway Scholarship Spotlight

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 […]

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Engineering the Happiest Place on Earth – Gateway Scholar 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 […]

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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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Industrial Explosion Protection – Crash The Course!

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 […]

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Engineer’s Corner: Systems Engineering & Motorcycle Safety

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 […]

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