'Green' Education, Research at WPI Highlighted in Telegram & Gazette

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s leadership in “green” education and innovation was featured in a Monday, April 13, 2009 Worcester Telegram & Gazette article. Quoted in the article were WPI Provost John Orr and Rick Vaz, WPI’s dean of the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies, who discussed WPI’s “green” degree programs, job opportunities, and sustainability-related student research around the world.

Students Suzanne LePage and Jake Cabrera were photographed for the article with Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Paul Mathisen atop WPI’s new residence hall, East Hall, which boasts the city of Worcester’s first “living green roof.” The roof’s base portion is made up of 12,985 square feet of white, EnergyStar roofing, while the green roof's size is approximately 5,000 square feet of sedum, chives and other plants. It is uniquely used as part of academic research by WPI's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to collect and study storm water quality and flow rate.

April 15, 2009

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