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WPI’s Annual Showcase for Student Innovation is April 23

More than 250 student teams from every academic discipline at WPI will present the results of their Major Qualifying Projects to their faculty advisors and project sponsors at locations around campus on Project Presentation Day, April 23.

Project Presentation Day Includes Presentations in Every Academic Department

What:

MicroRNAs and the Progression of Breast Cancer
Characterization of Cancer Stem Cells in Tumor Pathogenesis
Congestive Heart Failure in the Emergency Room: Treatment Impact and Short-term Outcomes
Wearable Device for Measuring Real-time Energy Expenditure of Diabetic Individuals
The Homemade Passive Direct Methanol Fuel Cell
Using Green Infrastructure as a Redevelopment Strategy
Magnetically Levitated Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine
Finding Connections between Religion and Science
China’s Strategic Nuclear Decision Making During Crisis
Motion Control of an Underwater Vehicle
Dynamic Modeling of Wooden Baseball Bats
Hand-Eye Coordination in a Humanoid Robot

This is just a small sample of the more than 250 student team projects that will be presented during WPI’s annual Project Presentation Day. The day is designed as a showcase for the exceptional work WPI students complete for their Major Qualifying Projects, one of two significant projects that all WPI students must tackle. Teams from every academic discipline at WPI—including interdisciplinary program in Interactive Media and Game Development, Environmental Engineering, and Robotics Engineering—will presented the results of their projects to their faculty advisors and project sponsors in formal presentations or poster sessions.

Major Projects are professional-level design or research experiences that immerse students in the kind of work they will do after graduation. In their presentations, students explain how they arrived at solutions to real-world problems using knowledge and skills they gained at WPI. It's a fascinating and powerful demonstration of the value of WPI’s innovative approach to education.

When:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Presentation and poster session times vary by department and program; see the link below to the full schedule.

Where:

Presentations and poster sessions will be held in locations across campus. See the link below to the full schedule for details.

More:

Visit the Project Presentation Day website for more information about the event and a complete schedule of presentations, organized by department and program.

April 17, 2009

Contact: Michael Dorsey, Director of Research Communications, +1-508-831-5609, mwdorsey@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu