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Suzanne Scarlata, Richard Whitcomb Professor of Biochemistry.
November 24, 2020
Manon Miller ’21, Bhanuj Jain ’22 (president of the International Student Council), and Eri Kim ’23, getting ready for the 34th annual International Dinner.   alt
Manon Miller ’21, Bhanuj Jain ’22 (president of the International Student Council), and Eri Kim ’23, getting ready for the 34th annual International Dinner. Photo by Colleen Callahan-Panday.
November 23, 2020
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WPI professor Patrick Schaumont is preparing to launch a survey about concerns people have with digital contact tracing.
November 19, 2020
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Class photo for the SWEET Fellowship Training Course 2020-2021
November 16, 2020

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Marni Hall poses for a photo while wearing a navy dress suit.
University Magazine

From the WPI Journal: Marni Hall '97

An authority on real-world evidence, Marni Hall ‘97 is contributing her technical expertise and ability to apply it to a multidisciplinary problem to the continuous efforts to help the nation—and the world—respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Discover more alumni stories in the fall issue of the WPI Journal.

Haichong Zhang poses in the lab while wearing a face covering.
Research News

Strides in COVID-19 Detection

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $300,000 grant to assistant professor in robotics engineering and biomedical engineering Haichong Zhang to build a robotic ultrasound machine to detect COVID-19 symptoms in the lungs to better protect healthcare providers. 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.

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

Professor

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.

Campus in Photos

Two students wearing face coverings read from WPI's Two Towers book during Founders Day.
Students, faculty, and staff celebrated Founders Day on the Quad.
A photo of Boynton Hall surrounded by fall foliage.
We can always count on campus to come through with the stunning fall foliage.
Kate McIntyre poses with an open book in her hands and a full bookshelf behind her.
Professor of creative writing Kate McIntyre's collection of short stories was selected for the 2020 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Members of the Dean of Students Office set up on the Quad to pass out free hot dogs during a Funday Friday event.
Hot dog—the Dean of Students Office passed out free hot dogs to students during a weekly Funday Friday event.

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