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Students in the TPP work with local organizations such as Girls Inc. to develop lessons that sometimes take shape as a fun community activity, like “Spooky Science,” pictured here. alt
Students in the TPP work with local organizations such as Girls Inc. to develop lessons that sometimes take shape as a fun community activity, like “Spooky Science,” pictured here.
January 19, 2021
A collage of photos taken around campus during 2020.
January 15, 2021

University Calendar

Janelle Drake, Jolene Cotnoir, and James Imperiali smile for a group photo against a black background.
University Magazine

From the WPI Journal: A Seat at the Lab Bench

“There’s something to be said for seeing somebody like you who’s made it to a place that you want to get to.” See how Janelle Drake ’11, Jolene Cotnoir ’10, both transgender women, and James Imperiali ’13, a transgender man, are taking steps to increase representation in STEM—by just being themselves. Discover more alumni stories in the winter issue of the WPI Journal.

An aerial photo of a ship collecting marine plastics from the ocean.
Research News

“Why Not Make Waste Work for Us?”

Two research projects led by Michael Timko, Aaron Deskins, and Nikolaos Kazantzis were awarded nearly $540,000 to explore ways to find cleaner uses for waste, including marine plastic pollution, which could potentially be converted into ship fuel. Read more, and sign up for the research newsletter for the latest research news.

Featured Faculty

Kate  McIntyre

Katharine L McIntyre

Assistant Professor

Dr. McIntyre’s research interests include fiction and creative nonfiction, collaborative writing, narrative theory, literary magazine publishing, the contemporary novel, the intersection of literary and genre fiction, and the gothic. Her short story collection, Mad Prairie, was selected by Roxane Gay as the winner of the 2020 Flannery O'Connor Award and will be published in September 2021 by University of Georgia Press. She is the managing editor of the literary journal The Worcester Review.

Elke A. Rundensteiner

Elke Rundensteiner

Professor

As founding Director of the interdisciplinary Data Science program here at WPI, I take great pleasure in doing all in my power to support the Data Science community in all its facets from research collaborations, new educational initiatives to our innovative Graduate Qualifying projects at the graduate level.

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.

Campus in Photos

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'Tis the season, WPI!
A person in fire protection gear with "WPI FPE" written on the back observes a controlled fire blazing in front of them.
WPI's FPE researchers put new meaning to the phrase, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire."
Debora Jackson
Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson has been selected as the next dean of the Robert A. Foisie School of Business, effective January 1, 2021.
Finals week is done, but before it was, the Career Development Center handed out coloring sheets and other de-stressers to help students through their exams.
Finals week is in the rearview, but before it was, the Career Development Center handed out coloring sheets, snacks, and other de-stressers to help students through exams.

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