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Tech Power Players 50: Yan Wang

Yan Wang, the William B. Smith Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, was named to the Boston Globe’s Tech Power Players 50 list. Wang was recognized for his pioneering work to recycle lithium-ion batteries and to build cleaner li-ion batteries with improved performance.

Supply Chain 24/7

Professor of management Joseph Sarkis analyzes the future of supply chain resilience in this article following an announcement by the Biden Administration of new steps designed to ensure product availability in the U.S.

Boston 25

Boston 25 News reported live from campus on the laboratory demonstration by fire protection engineering students that showed how quickly a dried-out Christmas tree can ignite.

Spectrum News 1

Students in the fire protection engineering program demonstrated in a laboratory how quickly Christmas trees can burn. The demonstration shows the difference in ignition time for a dried-out tree and one that has been watered. Can you guess how high the temperatures reached? Find the answer in this Spectrum News 1 report. 

WBUR 90.9

A group of students participated in COP 28 in the United Arab Emirates. The students include a Fulbright scholar in the Master's in Community Climate Adaptation program, a biomedical engineering major, and a computer science major in the Teacher Preparation Program.

Spectrum News 1

A holiday-themed escape room on campus is more than a game for students. It’s the culminating project of a graduate course in the Interactive Media and Game Development program. Spectrum News 1 reports.

Boston Globe

This Boston Globe article highlights the participation of three WPI students at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The students are a Fulbright scholar in the Master's in Community Climate Adaptation program, a biomedical engineering major, and a computer science major in the Teacher Preparation Program.

American City & County

Stephen McCauley, professor in the Department of Integrative & Global Studies offers analysis and recommendations on how municipalities can become more sustainable in this article in American City & County, a publication focused on issues of importance for state and local government leaders.

The Worcester Guardian

The Worcester Guardian selects WPI's escape room "Home for the Holidays" as one of the fun things happening in Worcester. The immersive interactive experience complete with puzzles is a project of graduate students in the Interactive Media and Game Development program.

 

The Circuit News

Yan Wang, the William B. Smith Professor of Mechanical Engineering has developed an innovative lithium-ion battery recycling technique. His work is featured in this report by The Circuit News about National Science Foundation-funded research.

Computerworld

Craig Shue, professor and head of the Computer Science Department, provided analysis for this article in on the potential for and challenges of all-in-one mobile apps for use by businesses.

Research Professional News

“'We are excited to have professor Romain Murenzi join the WPI family,' said Douglas Petkie, department head and professor of physics." Murenzi comes to WPI from a leadership role at The World Academy of Sciences.

Spectrum News 1

A group of students will participate in COP 28 in the United Arab Emirates. The students include a Fulbright scholar in the Master's in Community Climate Adaptation program, a biomedical engineering major, and a computer science major in the Teacher Preparation Program.

Worcester Business Journal

The pathway to a PhD may not be the route you expect. Alexander Wyglinski, associate dean of graduate studies, explains in this Worcester Business Journal piece why you don’t need to quit your job to earn a PhD. WPI’s Experiential PhD is one example of the ways in which PhD education has evolved. 

Inside Supply Management Weekly

The White House has announced new strategies aimed at strengthening supply chains in the U.S. Professor of management Joseph Sarkis was interviewed by Inside Supply Management Weekly about the new steps and how supply chains affect consumer prices and product availability.

USA Today

Professor of marketing Farnoush Reshadi shared her expertise on personal finance and gift giving with USA Today for this article on how to keep to a budget during the holiday season and how to be a better gift giver.

Russian Television International

Computer Science professor of teaching Rodica Neamtu spoke live with Russian Television International about the ethical concerns surrounding artificial intelligence and the boardroom shakeup and ouster of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

Spectrum News 1

Spectrum News 1 Worcester interviewed Associate Professor Ulkuhan Guler, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, on research she is leading to develop a first-of-its-kind wearable sensor for premature infants that will address racial bias in healthcare by monitoring oxygen levels two different ways and correcting the measurements to account for variations in skin color.

Worcester Business Journal

The National Institutes of Health have awarded $1.1 million to a research project led by electrical & computer engineering professor Ulkuhan Guler. The goal is to address racial bias in care for premature infants.

Booked on Planning

The Global School Dean Mimi Sheller discusses the history of, trends in, and her research on mobility justice in Booked on Planning, a podcast from the Nebraska Chapter of the American Planning Association. The interview focuses on the concepts explored in Sheller’s book Mobility Justice: the Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes.

Spectrum News 1

With bee populations under threat, robotics engineering professor Nitin Sanket is exploring the use of a drone to keep pollination going.