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Record Year for Faculty Research

In 2005, the university set a new record by securing $15.5 million in external research funding—the most in school history, and a 68 percent increase over 2004. The funding has led to significant WPI breakthroughs in the areas of wireless communications, alternative fuels, and the life sciences. WPI’s labs have developed technology to produce low-cost hydrogen for fuel cells, noninvasive medical sensors, and the world’s first wearable, untethered ultrasound system. In addition, WPI’s faculty has garnered a broad range of national and international recognition for their scholarship, research, and educational activities. Among these honors are 11 Fulbright Scholarships, 19 National Science Foundation CAREER Awards (for the most outstanding young scholars), and nearly 50 fellowships in national and international professional organizations.

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