Annual Showcase of Graduate Research at WPI Set for March 19

Research by More Than 175 Graduate Students to be on Display at GRAD 2008
March 14, 2008


The breadth and quality of the graduate research programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will be in the spotlight as graduate students share the results of their ongoing research projects at Graduate Research Achievement Day (GRAD) 2008, a poster-style symposium. The annual event gives students the opportunity to present their research to peers, faculty members, and the WPI community at large, and promotes the exchange of information and ideas across a variety of disciplines. Monetary awards and certificates will go to the top posters in the following categories: engineering; life sciences and bioengineering; and the sciences.

A range of research projects will be covered in more than 175 posters. A sample of topics includes:

  • new ways of removing harmful chemicals from water supplies
  • advances in 3D ultrasound imaging
  • improving the performance of lithium ion batteries
  • computer models of cable medium barriers and other highway safety systems
  • new approaches to developing engineered skin, blood vessels, and vascular grafts
  • a comparison of the ability of standardized tests, and an intelligent tutor to predict math proficiency
  • a terabyte-scale database for the analysis of human sleep
  • a means of reducing loss of private on the Internet by anonymizing Web access.


More than 175 graduate students from WPI’s engineering, science, life sciences, and other departments will present posters summarizing their research findings. A panel of 40 WPI faculty members will serve as judges to select the best posters.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008.

Posters on display from 1 to 4 p.m.

Awards presentation from 4 to 4:30 p.m.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Campus Center, Odeum (top level)

100 Institute Road

Worcester, Mass.


For more information, visit the GRAD 2008 website.