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Telegram.comWPI researcher, UMass Chan Medical School team up to develop wound app that could help save lives Henry Schwan Telegram & Gazette

The Telegram & Gazette interviewed Harold L. Jurist ’61 and Heather E. Jurist Dean’s Professor of Computer Science Emmanuel Agu about his team’s National Institutes of Health grant to develop an app for health care workers to better assess chronic wounds.

Worcester Business JournalWPI’s CERES lab offers researchers and companies the opportunity to access expensive, hard-to-find equipment

The Worcester Business Journal spoke with Ken Dwyer, manager of WPI’s CERES lab, and Eric Young, assistant professor of chemical engineering, about the lab’s role helping startups succeed in the local biotech ecosystem.

Recycling TodayWorcester Polytechnic Institute researches new metal recycling technologies

Recycling Today published an article about WPI’s research that supports military defense materials supply. The development of new technologies could recapture critical materials can be reused by soldiers in the field.

NautilusThe Enemy Made Visible

The science magazine Nautilus talked with Dmitry Korkin, Harold L. Jurist ’61 and Heather E. Jurist Dean’s Professor of computer science about his role in developing a “periodic table” of structural elements that make up the COVID-19 virus, and how it led a Scottish artist Angela Palmer to create a sculptural model of the virus first displayed at the Oxford Museum of Natural History.

Spectrum News 1WPI researchers developing smartphone app to detect wound infections

Spectrum News 1 interviewed Emmanuel Agu, professor of computer science, about an app he and his team are developing that will use photographs, thermal imaging, and artificial intelligence to assess severe chronic wounds.

The RegisterWaymo robo taxis rack up a million miles without killing anyone

Alex Wyglinski, associate dean for graduate studies and electrical and computer engineering professor, recently talked with The Register about whether Waymo and other self-driving vehicle operations are ready for prime time.

Spectrum News 1Turkish WPI students, staff organize earthquake relief fundraiser

Spectrum News 1 spoke with WPI staff and faculty with roots in Turkey about a fundraising effort for earthquake relief that has so far netted more than $12,000.

Spectrum News 1WPI professor developing transparent wound dressing from kombucha

Spectrum News 1 spoke with Jeannine Coburn, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, about her $600,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award to develop a transparent wound dressing that traces its origins to her homemade kombucha. Spectrum 1’s Louisville, Ky., outlet also featured Coburn’s research.

Medill on the HillWorries about plaigiarism and ChatGPT may be overblown, experts say

Kenny Ching, assistant professor at the Business School, talked with Medill News Service in Washington, D.C., about what to worry about—and what not to worry about—when it comes to the ChatGPT artificial intelligence platform.


Health IT AnalyticsResearchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Predict Suicide Risk

Health It Analytics, Spectrum News 1, Worcester Business Journal, Science Beta, and Indian Practitioner all covered the collaborative research effort between WPI and McLean Hospital that used artificial intelligence to identify key warning signs of suicide in women.

Trail Runner MagazineCamille Herron’s Advice For Ultra Athletes: Skip the Long Run

When ultramarathoner Camille Herron took to social media saying long runs are overrated, Trailblazer Magazine turned to WPI biomedical engineering professor Karen Troy to get a scientific understanding of how much stress bones can handle due to long distance running.  

Telegram.comWPI makes a big move to respond to students' mental health struggles

Reporters from the Telegram & Gazette, Spectrum News 1, GBH radio, and the Worcester Business Journal covered the opening of the Center for Well-Being, a groundbreaking model of wellness programming and support for the campus community.

Spectrum News 1Worcester ranked as one of top cities for STEM professionals in the county

Kola Akindele, associate vice president for external relations and partnerships, talked with Spectrum News 1 about Worcester’s ranking in the top 20 STEM-friendly communities in the nation according to a recent WalletHub study.

Worcester MagazineWorcester Women to Watch in 2023: 20 women who are making an impact on Worcester

Sandhya Balasubramanian. Executive director of the Business School, was recognized by Worcester Magazine as one of 20 “Women to Watch” in 2023.

Los Angeles MagazineElon Musk’s Crash Course at Tesla

Alex Wyglinski, associate dean for graduate studies and electrical and computer engineering professor, recently talked with LA Magazine about the promise of connected and autonomous vehicles, or CAVs.

Boston Business JournalWPI researchers make progress on net-zero aviation fuel

The Boston Business Journal spoke with Jagan Jayachandran, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, and Adam Powell, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering about their research to develop a net-zero aviation fuel made with magnesium.

NPRPostpartum Weight Stigma

Angela Incollingo Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Psychological & Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience, spoke with the Southern California NPR station KPCC about weight stigma before and after pregnancy, and its relationship to postpartum depression and social media.

TechXploreA transformable robot with an omnidirectional wheel-leg

TechXplore featured the research of Robotics Engineering Assistant Teaching Professor Andre Rosendo. Along with student Ruixiang Cao, Rosendo created a robot that can seamlessly change its wheels to legs and back again. The development allows the robot to navigate uneven terrain, or climb stairs.


WBUR 90.9Blockchain industry may cool following FTX collapse, but many are betting not for long

WBUR spoke with The Business School Professor of Practice Rob Sarnie about how the collapse of FTX could affect the blockchain industry in Massachusetts.

New York Times (the)What Are Those Mysterious New Towers Looming Over New York’s Sidewalks?

Alexander Wyglinski, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor, spoke with The New York Times about the new 5G towers that are being built across New York City. Professor Wyglinski talked about how the technology works and how it will enable the proliferation of 5G technology.