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Zoom screenshot of panelists
April 09, 2021
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WPI researchers pour molten metal into a preheated investment casting mold.
April 07, 2021

University Calendar

Apr12 - 16
8:00 am, Apr 12 to 6:00 pm, Apr 16
Join the the School of Arts and Sciences as it celebrates science and innovation with events that include a movie screening and director Q&A, faculty and student lightning talks, and a graduate student virtual poster session.
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WPI Moves to Test-Blind Admissions Process

Building upon its status as the first STEM university to adopt a test-optional admissions policy more than 13 years ago, WPI has made the decision to pilot a new test-blind admissions process beginning with the fall 2021 application cycle. “I’m proud that WPI is one of the very first STEM universities to fully eliminate the test score barrier,” said President Laurie Leshin.

Community Announcements

April 09, 2021
Center for Global Public Safety
April 08, 2021
Morgan Teaching & Learning Center
April 08, 2021
Morgan Teaching & Learning Center
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Athletics News

Back in Action: The Return of WPI Athletics

After last year’s derailed seasons, some of WPI’s athletic teams have begun making their long-awaited return to the field (or court, or track, or...well, you get the idea). Baseball and softball teams opened their seasons with double headers against Springfield College; check out the WPI Athletics website for the latest schedules and more information.

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University Magazine

From the WPI Journal: Sailing Mirrors Life

From accepting the role of president of UPS Healthcare shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic upended life as we knew it, or rebuilding a legendary boat from his family’s history, for Wes Wheeler ‘78, life’s all about setting his sights on something and finding a way. Discover more alumni stories in the WPI Journal.

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Research News

Determining the Starting Point of Wildfires

Professor and department head of fire protection engineering Albert Simeoni has been awarded $519,893 from the National Institute of Justice to evaluate and improve training and guidelines for wildfire investigations. Read more, and sign up for the research newsletter for the latest research news.

Featured Faculty

Sarah D Olson

Sarah Olson

Associate Professor & Department Head of Mathematical Sciences, ad Interim

At WPI, I enjoy teaching all courses fundamental to applied mathematics, scientific computing, and modeling. I look forward to mentoring students interested in working on areas in Mathematical Biology, Computational Biofluids, and Scientific Computing. I specialize in Mathematical Biology, understanding emergent properties of complex systems. The goals of these models are to understand the underlying biological processes and make predictions. Please visit my website to learn more about recent research projects.

Andrew R Teixeira

Andrew R. Teixeira

Assistant Professor

Andrew is a classically trained chemical engineering with with specialties in the fields of chemical reaction engineering and materials science. He received his B.S. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2009, and continued to pursue his Ph.D. with Professor Dauenhauer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014, before finally completing his postdoctoral studies with Professor Jensen at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016 when he joined the department of chemical engineering here at WPI.

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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Spring is finally here; can we get a "Tech, yeah!"?
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Residential Services hosted a special build-a-plushie event—and yes, it was just as adorable as it sounds.
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Have hammock, will relax.

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