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Open for Whom?: WPI Projects Open Up Knowledge for All

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Please join us for a panel discussion to learn how researchers and students are taking advantage of openly available student projects to better understand WPI’s impact in communities and organizations around the world. Also hear about how the library and IT are working to make WPI’s projects easier to find and openly accessible to all. Refreshments will be provided.

Panelists include:  

  • William San Martin, Assistant Teaching Professor of Modern Global History, and Patrick O’Mullan ’22 (Physics & Computer Science), who will share preliminary results of their research assessing the long-term impacts of IQPs. How do we turn student projects into nodes for cumulative research and analysis? As the 50th anniversary of the WPI Plan approaches, how do we transform WPI’s Projects into “Centers of Excellence”? 

  • Jason Abel (Computer Science & Data Science), who will share his research in collaboration with Steve McCauley, Assistant Teaching Professor, IGSD, and Co-Director of the Global Lab. Their research uses the archive of past IQP projects to build interactive maps that expand the knowledge of past IQPs through visualizations of different themes and topics 

  • Lori Ostapowicz-Critz, Associate Director for Library Academic Strategies, who will share the features of the current Digital WPI platform, enhancements under development, and a preview of the new Digital WPI platform

This event is open to all in the WPI community. To request an accommodation, please email Anna Newman at aanewman@wpi.edu.

Anna Newman