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Pre-Arrival Testing and Travel Requirements

In accordance with Massachusetts Governor Baker’s travel order that will be made effective August 1, the Dean of Students Office announced pre-arrival testing and travel requirements as students prepare to return to campus next month.

Return to Campus Student Checklist

Heading back to campus this fall? It’s essential that you complete each of these steps. Students who do not complete these steps will not be able to move into campus housing or fraternity/sorority housing or access the campus. Deadline: Friday, August 7, 2020.

Welcoming the Community Back to Campus

The new academic year will be driven by a central focus on academic flexibility (through TechFlex, which reimagines when, where, and how we teach and learn) and personal responsibility (through additional safety requirements and cleaning protocols, as well as the reconfiguring of campus to allow for social distancing) as we work to keep #WPITogether.

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Destin Heilman, associate teaching professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will teach his online classes with a lightboard. Photo by Destin Heilman.
August 07, 2020
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Students setting up the Chemical Engineering Senior Lab to accommodate social distancing for A-Term. Photo by Steve Kmiotek.
August 06, 2020

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University Magazine

From the WPI Journal: Eric Soederberg ’83

Eric Soederberg ’83 stands at the helm of Sunrise Labs, a medical product development company whose innovations are changing and saving lives. After years of dreaming his dreams, he’s discovered that the impact he wants to have on the world isn’t limited to the things he makes, but also in how he treats the people with whom he makes them. Discover more in the summer issue of the WPI Journal.

Research News

2020 Provost’s MQP Awards

Each year, all seniors complete their MQP, a professional-level research project in their field of discipline, and each year, the Provost’s MQP Awards celebrate the best of the best. Hear from three of the winning teams and check out the entire list of student honorees.

Featured Faculty

Emmanuel O. Agu

Emmanuel Agu

Professor-Computer Science

Emmanuel Agu is currently an associate professor in the computer science department at WPI having received his Masters and PhD in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research interests are in the areas of computer graphics, mobile computing, and wireless networks. He is especially interested in research into how to use a smartphone as a platform to deliver better healthcare.

Pamela  Weathers

Pamela Weathers


Prof. Weathers is an internationally recognized expert on Artemisia annua and artemisinin, having worked with the plant and its phytochemicals including the antimalarial drug, artemisinin, for >25 years. She is a Fellow of AAAS and SIVB, won many awards, given many national and international presentations, reviews manuscripts for many journals and proposals for many national and international funding agencies. She is an Associate Editor for two journals. Her lab was the first to genetically transform A. annua.

Marsha Whitney Rolle

Marsha Rolle

Associate Professor

In my research laboratory at WPI, teams of graduate and undergraduate students collaborate with researchers at WPI and the University of Massachusetts Medical School to design, fabricate, culture and analyze cell-based engineered vascular tissue.

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