Arts & Sciences at WPI
Opening Doors to Careers that Matter
The Arts & Sciences at WPI offers a wide range of disciplines to help make our graduates as well rounded as today’s global economy and technologically advanced society demand.
The education our students receive goes beyond simple personal enrichment; it’s also about giving back. Our goal is to ensure that our graduates are well prepared to fulfill their own potential - and to help create a better world for themselves and others.
Whether it’s a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, our hands-on approach to learning translates seamlessly to real-world application of knowledge.
Following this philosophy, our graduates have achieved success in a wide range of occupations and have found fulfillment in a vast array of hobbies, interests, and volunteer opportunities.
At WPI we won’t just prepare you for a career. We’ll prepare you for life.
The Arts & Sciences at WPI
Here passion for the creative arts, literature, philosophy and scientific discoveries combine to produce graduates who are determined to solve the most challenging problems facing our world in the most innovative and interesting ways.
- WPI Robotics Teams to Square off at Cornell Cup USA Thirty college teams will compete for a $10,000 grand prize during the two-day event. >
- First Edition of a Bookworm’s Genome Publication of the worm's genetic code opens new field for research of basic biological processes. >
- WPI Professor Wins NSF CAREER Award for Work that Aims to Solve a Mystery about How Cells Grow The $977,000 CAREER Award is the largest in WPI history. >
- Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Honored at Convocation Six members of the campus community are recognized. >
- Jimi Hendrix Revisited WPI professor and Hendrix scholar Joel J. Brattin reviews a rare recording he calls the "concert tape find of the century." >
- Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards are Announced WPI honors eight distinguished scholars and educators who have brought distinction to themselves and the Institute. >
- GRAD 2013 registration deadline is February 25, 2013 Through two annual events, the university celebrates students' accomplishments, encourages them to share their work with the greater WPI community, and helps them take their research to the next level. >
- Dimensional Insight Sponsors New Data Analytics Education and Research Laboratory at WPI Lab's focus is data mining, business intelligence, and analytics. >
- Whole Plant Therapy Shows Promise as an Effective and Economical Malaria Treatment, Research Led by WPI Shows May be the basis for a new model for malaria treatment. >
- WPI's Project Boz Is Making Charles Dickens's Novels Available Online in Original Serialized Form Letting readers experience Dickens as his first fans did. >
- New Study Sheds Light on How Cells Transport Materials Along Crowded Intercellular 'Highways' Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. >
- In Memoriam: Van Bluemel, Professor Emeritus of Physics He had remained active at WPI following his retirement in 1999 after 33 years as a full-time faculty member. >
- WPI to Present New Spin on Classic Pirates of Penzance Robin Gordon-Powell of the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society of London to conduct the production of the Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera by WPI's VOX musical theater company. >
- Study Co-authored by Robert Gegear Provides New Insight into the Sun Compass That Helps the Monarch Butterfly Navigate Published in Nature Communications, the study, conducted at UMass Medical, looks at the role of clocks in the insect's antennae. >
- Honors for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, Community Service Bestowed at Convocation Honorees receive Board of Trustees Awards, Moruzzi Young Faculty Award, and Teaching Assistant of the Year Award. >
- Graduate Researchers to Test Their Entrepreneurial Pitching Skills in a WPI Competition on April 23 The finalists from a campuswide competition will vie for cash awards as they present to a panel of distinguished judges. >
- Professor José Argüello Named Inaugural Rutman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at WPI Professorship established through bequest from former trustee Miriam Rutman and her husband, Walter Rutman '30. >
- WPI Artist-in-Residence Program to Meld Science and Technology in Sculpture Project Artist Deborah Aschheim likens student collaboration to creation of new DNA that goes into the sculpture. >
- WPI to Host Lecture by Jazz Historian Lewis Porter Lewis Porter, founder of the jazz history program at Rutgers University, will speak on researching jazz and its history. >
- WPI Cited as Having One of the Nation's Top Calculus Programs WPI is among the top 17 in a Mathematical Association of America survey of calculus programs. >
- WPI’s New Voices Play Festival Celebrates 30 Years The nation's longest-running collegiate new and original play festival features original, unpublished scripts by WPI students, faculty members, staff, alumni, and friends. >
- Karen Kashmanian Oates Named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science World’s largest general scientific society honors WPI's Arts and Sciences Dean for her contributions to science education. >
- Princeton Review Names Mathematics Professor John Goulet One of the Nation's Top College Professors Goulet's success as an educator is highlighted in "The Best 300 Professors," a new Princeton Review book. >
- Joel Brattin, WPI's Expert on Charles Dickens, is in Demand as State Celebrates the Author's 200th Birthday WPI's Robert Fellman Dickens Collection contributes to major exhibition on Dickens in Massachusetts. >
- WPI to Host 2012 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp from July 22 to Aug. 3 The camp is for middle schoolers from underrepresented communities with demonstrated ability in math and science. >
- WPI's Interactive Media and Game Development Program Highlighted by the Christian Science Monitor An article in the Monitor magazine spotlights faculty and students in WPI's distinctive IMGD program. >
- Developmental Biologist Joseph Duffy Named Head of WPI's Department of Biology and Biotechnology In his research, he explores how cells communicate, work that may offer clues to cancer and other disease states. >
- WPI Reports Record Number of Undergraduate and Graduate Applications The growth in applications is a product of WPI's cutting-edge academic programs, which give students a competive edge. >
- National Institutes of Health Official to Address WPI Forum on Healthcare Innovation The Aspinwall Symposium focuses on systems approaches to lowering costs and increasing efficiency. >
- WPI Receives Grant for Development of Software Tools to Enhance Student Learning Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funds work on technologies to measure student engagement and detect disengagement. >
- WPI Researchers Win Prestigious NSF CAREER Awards Sonia Chernova and Diana Lados Will Pursue Work Aimed at Creating General Purpose Robots for Everyday People and Building Lighter, Fuel-Saving Vehicles. >
- WPI Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards The awards recognize 12 distinguished members of the WPI faculty for their teaching, scholarship, and service. >
- President Obama Honors Camp Reach with Award Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring recognizes Camp Reach for its success in engaging girls in science and engineering. >
- Eduardo Torres-Jara Receives NASA Tech Briefs Award for Technology that Gives Robots the Sense of Touch Inspired by nature, he has developed flexible tactile sensors than enable a robot to gently grip and manipulate objects. >
- Princeton Review Names WPI One of Nation’s Greenest Schools The nationally known education services company named WPI as one of the country’s most environmentally responsible universities in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.” >
- WPI Launches Master's Degree Program in Interactive Media and Game Development Among only a handful of such programs in the country, it will prepare graduates for advanced positions in one of the nation's fastest-growing industries. >
- Professor José Argüello Appointed to the Editorial Board for the Journal of Biological Chemistry This is the third major recognition in as many years for Argüello, whose research focuses on the structure and function of proteins that transport heavy metals across cell membranes. >
- WPI Welcomes 16 New Educators and Researchers to its Full-time Faculty Ranks The new class continues a historic investment, with nearly 80 new full-time faculty members hired over the last five years. >
- WPI Professor is Elected President of New Educational Data Mining Society Educational data mining involves analyzing large quantities of data gathered in educational settings. >