At Planet, a San Francisco-based start-up that sends flocks of miniature satellites into space to provide continuous, detailed coverage of the Earth, spacecraft engineer Allan Sword '04 has been streamlining the process for environmental testing and integrating new hardware into the company’s testing facility.
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This article featured the news that computer science assistant professor Jacob Whitehill and his colleagues received a $750,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop a platform that will combine machine learning, natural language processing, and elements of psychology and educational theory to deliver rapid feedback on teacher-student interactions.
WPI’s multi-faceted approach to preparing engineering students for the work force was featured in this article. “The multidisciplinary component is especially key, said Biology Professor Karen Kashmanian Oates. “None of these problems will be solved just by an engineer, so we are interested in combining the very best of engineering and the very best of liberal arts and sciences.”