VOLUME 13, NO. 2 NOVEMBER 2000
Honoring our volunteers
Realizing a dream
New coach knows how to make a point
Reunioners reminisce amid the raindrops
Worcester still mourning its everyday heroes
AT&T chairman tells graduates about change
In his address to the members of the Class of 2000, C. Michael Armstrong, chairman and CEO of AT&T, focused on change and three principles for meeting and navigating it. Armstrong began his address by noting that WPI is widely admired within AT&T for its history of educational excellence and for the long list of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in their fields. He recounted the story of Bell Laboratories engineer Harold Black, a 1921 WPI graduate, who authored the blueprint for the negative-feedback amplifier, a device that played a vital role in 20th century electronics...
|Hoop Dreams makes college a reality for local youngsters
Forming connections between schoolchildren and college students has been the goal of Hoop Dreams for four years. This year, WPI's community outreach program received a new vote of confidence when it received a $1,200 Massachusetts Promise Mini-Grant from the Massachusetts Service Alliance. The money was combined with support from the...
Studying the world's tiniest machines
Imagine a machine so small it can travel through your bloodstream to fix a clogged artery. Imagine one so smart that when its job is complete, it shuts itself off and is eliminated from the body. Imagine that same technology at work in myriad applications, from automobile airbags to computer security...
|Want not, waste not
Each academic year about 91,000 pounds of food goes to waste at WPI. An imaginative effort is reducing that waste, at the same time benefiting the Worcester community. Since the Hunger Campaign Clean Plate Award was inaugurated in August 1999, students who eat everything on their plates have been...
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