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The editors of Transformations have compiled the following Web links and added content to augment the articles and features in the Winter 2002 issue and enable you to further explore the topics touched on in the magazine. These links and additional features are also presented with individual articles on this Web site. We welcome your thoughts on this material - please use our feedback form.

Campus Buzz (pages 4 and 6)

WPI's honorary mention award from EDUCAUSE is described in more detail in this press release. The release has links to the EDUCAUSE awards page and to a video highlighting WPI's networking achievements.

To learn more about the response to the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks on campus, visit "A National Tragedy; A Local Response," which has the text of the messages sent by WPI officials to the greater university community members, details of how community members pitched in to help those in need, and an album of photos of campus memorial services.

More on the hand-off from Ken Kaufman to Chris Bartley can be found in this press release about Kaufman's decision to step down from his post as head men's basketball coach and this release about Bartley's hiring.

The Third IEEE Workshop on Wireless Area Networks Web site has the conference program, photos and Web-based proceedings.

Find out all about WPI's diverse theatre programs, which ranked well with the Princeton Review, at the Theatre and Theatre Technology Web site. The full list of schools where "College Theater is Big" is on the Review's Web site.

A Few Words (Page 5)

Ray Bert, who conducted the interview with Mike Sokal for the Winter 2001 issue, also wrote a brief profile of this engineer turned historian. Bert also talked to Sokal in the fall of 2000, after he returned to campus from a two-year stint as program officer for science and technology studies at the National Science Foundation, and filed this report.

Inside WPI (Page 7)

The article in this installment of Inside WPI notes that the university runs a variety of "pipeline" programs aimed at getting more girls interested early on in science and engineering to help address a national need to increase participation by women in these fields. A good place to learn about these initiatives and WPI's many other programs for women and underrepresented minorities it the Web site of the Office of Diversity and Women's Programs.

Investigations (Pages 8 and 9)

Professors Matt Ward '77 and Elke Rundensteiner have Web sites where you can read more about their work in visualization. Barbara Wyslouzil also has a Web site; a separate site for her research team is still under construction, but you can read more about her NSF-funded work on fundamental studies of nanoparticle formation in air pollution. Wyslouzil's selection as the 2001 recipient of the WPI Trustees' Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship is described in this press release and also on the Faculty Awards Web site.

Explorations (Page 11)

Student work at the London Project Center in 2001, including the projects described in the Winter 2002 issue, are the subject of a slide show at the Web site of WPI's Global Perspective Program. The slide show is currently linked from the site's home page. Explore the site to learn all about the university's pioneering approach to global project work.

Leveling the Playing Field (Page 12)

Writer Deborah R. Ellstrom, a wheel chair user, had a chance to see the IBOT in action and explains in this article how it might change her life. Dean Kamen '73, the inventor behind the remarkable IBOT, is one of the nation's best-known and most honored inventors. Alumni Editor Joan Killough Miller provided this brief biographical sketch, which includes a list of some of his most prestigious honors. They include the WPI Presidential Medal; the presentation of the medal to Kamen during a conference of mathematics and science academies was covered in the June 2001 Wire and in this press release.

A more complete bio of Kamen can be found on the Web site for his company in Manchester, N.H., DEKA Research. Check out separate Web sites for more on the IBOT, which will be marketed by Independence Technology, a joint venture with Johnson & Johnson, and the new Segway Human Transporter.

Hitting Her Stride (Page 16)

If you'd like to read more about long-distance runner Christine Clifton, you'll find a profile of her in the April 2001 issue of Running Times. Runners World ran an interview with Clifton in its June 27, 2001, issue in the "Brief Chat" column. Another interview with Clifton, conducted just before the New York Marathon in November 2001, can be found on the marathon Web site.

Clearing the Air (Page 20)

A great deal of information about the Unocal patents for reformulated gasoline, including links to the five patents themselves, can be found on the Unocal Web site.

Thinking Small (Page 24)

To learn more about Professors Ravindra Datta and Stephen Pierson click on their names to visit their WPI home pages. Information on the WPI Fuel Center and related research groups can be found on the WPI Web site. Professor Pierson's page included a list of Web resources about all aspects of wind energy, but the page no longer exists. To learn more about the latest on fuel cells, visit Fuel Cells Online and Fuel Cells 2000. The Web site of the Electric Power Research Institute has information on its site about its initiatives related to distributed power generation resources, including fuel cells.

Recharged (Page 29)

Energy Conversion Devices' Web site has extensive background on its various research and development projects, including its innovative batteries that are being used in many new hybrid vehicles. ECD also makes innovative regenerative fuel cells that are described on the site and in this article by Laurance S. Morrison.

Public Eye (Page 37)

Aram Mooradian '59 was profiled in the Wired article "Beam On"... Nancy Pimental '87 penned the screen play for The Sweetest Thing, premiring in March... John Lombardi '90 followed up his "Award-winning Washout" with a second R&D award-winning Aquacore... Nick Walker '95 contributed to DreamWorks' highly-successful feature, Shrek...

September 11, 2001 (Page 42)

Space limitations made it possible to include just a few of the dozens of e-mails sent to WPI by alumni in the days following the terrorist attacks in the printed Transformations. Our online edition includes many more alumni messages. You can read the text of the president's two e-mail messages at this special Web site that chronicles WPI's response to Sept. 11.

Time Machine (Page 48)

There's more on the history of Lens and Lights, as well as the club's current activities, on the Lens and Lights Web site.

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