Matt Gissel '01 of St. Albans, Vt., trumped three other state champs to take the top spot in the National Monopoly Game Championship in
Las Vegas in October. Next year, Gissel will compete in the world championship in Toronto, where
the winner will take home $15,140, the amount of money each player starts with in the game. The prize, of course, will be in real, not Monopoly money. more...
The sound of fireworks echoed across campus on Oct. 29, when trustees, alumni, students and staff gathered to witness the groundbreaking for the long-awaited campus center.
Classrooms and parking
Plans are taking shape for a new home for Humanities and Arts, Management, and Continuing Education on the hill beside Gordon Library. A bridge will link the six-story, gabled structure to a 525-car garage to be constructed adjacent to Boynton Street.
Net gains, super computing
The Goddard Internet2 connection will soon be online, giving WPI researchers access to the next generation of high-speed networks. Those researchers will also benefit from the University's first supercomputer, an IBM RS/6000 SP. With the new machine, computational modeling work is moving "full-speed ahead."
A breath of fresh air
A chemical engineering research team is breaking down barriers to the use of fuel-cell technology in automobiles. Success could one day double engine efficiency and dramatically reduce air pollution.