WPI Mourns Loss of Emeriti Professors

Roger R. Borden ’61, Mechanical Engineering, died Oct. 29, 2007, at his home in Worcester. Borden held a BS in mechanical engineering and a BS in general engineering from MIT, as well as an MS in mechanical engineering from WPI. He was an expert on reducing automotive emissions and advised WPI students on their designs for a national Clean Air Car Race. A retired pastor of the United Methodist Church, he studied at Assumption College and Andover- Newton Theological School. Borden’s wife, Constance Elin (Linberg), died in April 2007. He is survived by his son, the Rev. Andrew H. Borden, his daughter, Meredith Ann Borden, and three granddaughters.

Kenneth E. Scott ’48, Mechanical Engineering, founder of the Instructional Media Center at WPI, died Jan. 3, 2008, at his home in Ft. Myers, Fla. An advocate of the potential for new technologies to improve learning, he created and directed the Instructional Media Center (now the Academic Technology Center) and the Computer-aided Design Laboratory. An active member of the WPI Alumni Association, he served as its first faculty representative and remained a loyal supporter. His honors include the 1998 William R. Grogan Award for Support of the Mission of WPI, the WPI Board of Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Teaching, and the inaugural endowed George I. Alden Professorship in Engineering. The 1970 WPI yearbook, The Peddler, was dedicated to him. Scott is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Oldham), and three children.

Complete obituaries may be read at In Memoriam.

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