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This Master’s in AI Program Is a Cross-University Collaboration. Here’s How Students Will Learn.

Elke Rundensteiner, the William Smith Dean's Professor of Computer Science and founding head of the WPI data science program, spoke with BestColleges about the university's new master's degree in artificial intelligence

Worcester Business Journal

A lithium-metal battery manufacturer will fund a two-year research initiative at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to develop a state-of-the-art recycling technology for lithium metal. The initiative will be led by Yan Wang, William B. Smith Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Learn more in this article from the Worcester Business Journal.


Boston Business Journal

WPI received $1.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for research to support environmentally friendly production of iron and steel. WPI's work, led by Yan Wang, William B. Smith Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, will focus on developing manufacturing technologies that use low-carbon electrolyzed iron powder in iron-silicon electrical steel. Read more in the Boston Business Journal.

WBUR 90.9

WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, aired a story about the spring performance of the WPI Concert Band and Brass Ensemble. The Concert Band performed a world premiere composition it commissioned, inspired by the legacy of Major Taylor, a groundbreaking African American cycling world champion who called Worcester home.

Inside Higher ED

Inside Higher Ed featured how WPI faculty are "celebrating introverts’ strengths in the course Success for Introverts, looking at the physical and social aspects of introversion and how students can recognize and utilize their practical talents." The offering is taught jointly by N. Aaron Deskins, a professor of chemical engineering, and Kristin Boudreau, professor of humanities and arts.

Worcester Business Journal

Professors Christina Bailey-Hytholt and Diana Alatalo have earned $50,000 in funding from the First Look Awards program to advance research on bipolar disorder. 


WPI is the only university in the U.S. to offer all levels of degrees in financial technology (bachelor’s, master’s, PhD). Learn more about the growing fintech field and WPI’s offerings in this article in BestColleges.

Online Engineering Programs

“Systems engineering is a very dynamic field of engineering that is capable of quickly adapting to changing conditions in the technical fields and operational environments.” Donald Gelosh, WPI director of systems engineering programs, answers questions about the field for the website Online Engineering Programs.



Metrowest Daily News

“They do present a lot of problems for us in the fire prevention community.” Milosh Puchovsky, a professor of fire protection engineering, provided analysis on electric vehicle fires and the unique challenges they present for an article in MetroWest Daily News

The Worcester Guardian

The Business School has launched the nation’s inaugural PhD program in Financial Technology. It's the only university in the U.S. to offer fintech degrees at all levels (bachelor's, master's, PhD)

WBUR 90.9

To celebrate one of cycling’s greatest athletes: Worcester’s own Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor, the WPI Concert Band will perform “The Ride,” a new original composition by local educator Thomas O’Toole. 

Worcester Magazine

Worcester Magazine featured the Motorsports Club's 16th annual car show and the Concert Band and Brass Ensemble show featuring a performance of a world premiere composition dedicated to Worcester athlete and racial barrier breaker Major Taylor.


Providence Journal

An article in The Providence Journal, republished by AOL, featured a community songwriting event held during a WPI Wellness Day and the healing power of music generated together.

Worcester Business Journal

WPI students were recipients of funding and mentorship following an inaugural pitch competition for student-founded businesses.

Spectrum News 1

Student Rashad Stepney was interviewed by Spectrum News 1 about participating in an annual day of volunteerism in Worcester. 

Spectrum News 1

The festival on campus was a collaboration of several student organizations and highlighted various cultures.

Worcester Business Journal

The new program also makes WPI the first in the U.S. to offer all three degree options in financial technology (bachelor's, master's, and PhD). The Worcester Business Journal reported on the PhD program launch and the industry needs and academic advancements driving the comprehensive offerings.

USA Today

Cryptocurrency and blockchain, the technology cryptocurrency operates on, are widely referenced, but not always understood. Kwamie Dunbar, associate professor of finance in The Business School and director of fintech programs, provided analysis for this USA Today Blueprint article that seeks to explain some frequently asked questions.


Boston Globe

The Boston Globe's Social Studies column on "surprising findings from the social sciences" recently featured a paper by Kenny Ching, assistant professor in the business school. In Organization Science, Ching reported that past competitors can actually make really good teammates. 

Virgin Islands Source

Two master’s students in the Community Climate Adaptation program, Sol Giesso and Jonathan Chang, are in the U.S. Virgin Islands exploring the effects of climate change. The research is part of WPI’s collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts to address climate change in the Caribbean. The students' research is the focus of an article in the Virgin Islands Source.

Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff gathered on the campus quad to observe and celebrate the solar eclipse, which featured 93% solar coverage in Worcester. The viewing event was reported on by the Telegram & Gazette, and the article was republished by Yahoo! News. Rudra Kafle, associate professor of teaching in the physics department, provided analysis for the article on the importance of safe viewing practices.