Alex Wyglinski, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and robotics engineering, wrote a piece for the Hartford Courant on how critical 5G technology is to helping people whose work depends on the internet do their jobs better, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mike Timko, assistant professor of chemical engineering, wrote a special piece for Biofuels Digest on how people should consider biofuels instead of waste for power, following the goal behind his research of transforming food waste and yard waste into biofuel.
WBZ Radio radio featured how WPI students in ME1800, a normally hands-on class, are, instead, building thermoacoustic engines virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Toby Bergstrom, operations manager at Washburn Shops, was interviewed.
WBZ-TV is the latest to air the work that Greg Fischer, the William Smith Dean's Professor, is doing with other WPI researchers on designing ventilators and making their components publicly available so anyone with a 3D printer and background in electronics and mechanical engineering could use them to produce ventilators for hospitals.
The National Interest talked to Dmitry Korkin, associate professor of computer science, about how and why diseases, like coronavirus spread quickly on ships.
Suhas Srinivasan, PhD student in the Data Science program, was interviewed by Times of News India for this article.
WBUR interviewed Greg Fischer, the William Smith Dean's Professor, on his spearheading the idea of having teams of WPI researchers make designs of ventilators and their components publicly available so anyone with a 3D printer and background in electronics and mechanical engineering could use them to produce ventilators for hospitals.
ASM International featured a Q&A with Danielle Cote, assistant professor, mechanical engineering.
Frank Hoy, Beswick Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, was quoted in a Worcester Business Journal article. Hoy discussed the financial focus that is needed to assist small and medium-sized business during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Worcester Business Journal was the latest to cover WPI’s recent efforts to help the medical community, which is facing a supply shortage.
The Telegram & Gazette reported on the supplies WPI faculty collected to donate to the medical facilities in the region as colleges and universities across the Commonwealth respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The university is donating roughly 35,000 gloves and 1,000 surgical masks, along with protective gowns, shoe covers and other needed materials.
The Boston Herald reported on the research that Dmitry Korkin, associate professor of computer science, is doing to project how viruses, including the coronavirus, might spread in confined spaces.
In addition to collecting and donating protective supplies like masks and gloves to local hospitals during the coronavirus outbreak, WPI is also offering other services, such as printing supplies via 3-D printers, MassLive reported.
As local hospitals struggle with a shortage of supplies during the coronavirus outbreak, WPI faculty have been collecting Nitrile gloves, masks, and other protective gear to donate, reported WHDH.
Medical Design Briefs highlighted Ulkuhan Guler, assistant professor of electrical & computer engineering, in a Q&A. Guler answered questions about what drew her to engineering, and what advice she would recommend to other women considering the field.
WCVB News Center 5 at Noon talked to WPI about supplies faculty collected to donate to the medical facilities in the region as colleges and universities across the Commonwealth respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The university is donating roughly 35,000 gloves and 1,000 surgical masks, along with protective gowns, shoe covers and other needed materials.
Dmitry Korkin, associate professor of computer science, and his eight-member graduate team, were featured in this article. The researchers developed an artificial intelligence-based computational model that predicts how an infectious disease spreads in a confined space.
Emily Douglas, professor and department head of social science & policy studies, spoke with KCUR (NPR, Kansas) about her research surrounding men who are victims of domestic abuse. She shared that men are less likely to seek help in domestic abuse situations, and that these men often face barriers to seeking help. "But, now the conversation is switching to, 'how do we best serve men who are victims of partner violence'?" she told KCUR. (The clip starts at 1:02)
The Boston Herald reported on the work that Krishna Venkatasubramanian, assistant professor of computer science, and Jeanine Skorinko, professor of social science and policy studies, are doing on an app to help people with intellectual or developmental disabilities report abuse.
Michael Ahern, director of Power Systems and instructor in the Foisie Business School, wrote an op-ed published by the Telegram & Gazette stressing the vulnerabilities inherent in the U.S. electrical power system. In "Urgent Action Needed to Protect the Nation's Power Grid," Ahern describes the grid’s problematic infrastructure and ways to guard against cyberattack.