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A potential herbal remedy for coronavirus? Massachusetts researcher studies plant’s impact on virus

Boston Herald reported on WPI biology professor Pamela Weathers being part of a team of researchers finding that extracts from leaves of the medicinal herb known as sweet wormwood inhibit the replication of COVID-19 and two of its variants. 

Research study led by WPI professor is using Sweet Wormwood extracts to stop COVID-19 virus replication

Spectrum News 1 reported on WPI biology professor Pamela Weathers being part of a team of researchers finding that extracts from leaves of the medicinal herb known as sweet wormwood inhibit the replication of COVID-19 and two of its variants. 

WPI professor researching natural COVID-19 therapy

Worcester Business Journal reported on WPI biology professor Pamela Weathers being part of a team of researchers finding that extracts from leaves of the medicinal herb known as sweet wormwood inhibit the replication of COVID-19 and two of its variants. 

WBZ News Radio

WBZ reported on WPI biology professor Pamela Weathers being part of a team of researchers finding that extracts from leaves of the medicinal herb known as sweet wormwood inhibit the replication of COVID-19 and two of its variants. Plays at time mark 19:07:26.

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute discover medicinal herb, sweet wormwood, may inhibit COVID from replicating

MassLive reported on WPI biology professor Pamela Weathers being part of a team of researchers finding that extracts from leaves of the medicinal herb known as sweet wormwood inhibit the replication of COVID-19 and two of its variants. 

At WPI, the task was to fashion a hand prosthetic for a student in need. They built more than that

Boston Globe columnist Thomas Farragher wrote a column about WPI robotics engineering professor Marko Popovic and undergraduates Mia Buccowich ’22, Andy Strauss ’23 and Brian Fay ’22 helping to develop a partial hand prosthetic for University of Houston student Payton Heiberger. “Working with them in the lab and coordinating with students of my own age has been amazing,” Heiberger said of her experience working with the WPI team.

The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now

The New York Times article highlights some of Prof. Greg Fischer’s work. “Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are developing ways for machines to carefully guide surgeons’ hands as they perform particular tasks.”

New Graduate Degree from WPI Aims to Help Combat Climate Change

Sarah Strauss, professor of integrative and global studies, and Jeanine Dudle, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, discuss the university’s new graduate program in Community Climate Adaptation. “We wanted to use our existing infrastructure and extend this at the master’s level to create an interdisciplinary program with a specific goal of helping communities adapt to the impacts of climate change,” Strauss said.

From crushing candy to virtual reality, why officials in Worcester say MassDigi remaining in the city is the future of our success

Numerous media outlets reported on the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDigi), the award-winning center for academic cooperation, entrepreneurship, and economic development across the Massachusetts video games ecosystem, moving to WPI this summer.

How Esports has become a global phenomenon worth billions of dollars

Assistant Professor, Kenny Ching, Foisie Business School, did a radio interview with Money FM 89.3 Singapore, on the explosive growth of e-Sports, and the role Singapore can play.

College Town: WPI team creating hand prosthetic for injured Texas student

In its College Town section, The Telegram & Gazette noted the roles of  WPI robotics engineering professor Marko Popovic and undergraduates Mia Buccowich ’22, Andy Strauss ’23 and Brian Fay ’22 in helping to develop a partial hand prosthetic for University of Houston student Payton Heiberger.

WPI student team creates partial hand prosthetic for Texas student

WPI robotics engineering professor Marko Popovic discusses the work of a WPI student team that is building a partial hand prosthetic for University of Houston student Payton Heiberger. “She’s thinking about moving the thumb in a certain direction, and then is succeeding,” he said. Heiberger added that “the WPI team showed me (a partial prosthetic) is possible.”

Gaming institute MassDigi moving from Becker College to WPI

Numerous media outlets reported on the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDigi), the award-winning center for academic cooperation, entrepreneurship, and economic development across the Massachusetts video games ecosystem, moving to WPI this summer.

MassDigi announces new home at Worcester Polytechnic Institute when Becker College closes

Numerous media outlets reported on the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDigi), the award-winning center for academic cooperation, entrepreneurship, and economic development across the Massachusetts video games ecosystem, moving to WPI this summer.

MassDigi making WPI new home this summer

Numerous media outlets reported on the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDigi), the award-winning center for academic cooperation, entrepreneurship, and economic development across the Massachusetts video games ecosystem, moving to WPI this summer.

Where Does All The Radioactive Fracking Waste Go?

Marco Kaltofen, associate research engineer, was quoted in the DeSmog article.  “At 5,800 microrems an hour, it would take only about two days to get your typical ANNUAL dose of industrial/medical radiation,” Kaltofen stated, referencing dose limits set by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the nuclear and medical industries.  

WPI President and Former NASA Executive Laurie Leshin On Recent Progress In Space Exploration

WBZ-CBS Boston interviewed President Leshin for its report.  “A total Wright brothers moment on the red planet” is how she referred to recent events involving the NASA Mars helicopter Ingenuity, a project to demonstrate that controlled flight, like an airplane or a helicopter, is feasible on Mars. “The technology that we invent to do things like fly a helicopter on Mars will have direct impact to improve life on earth." 

Boston 25 News at 6PM

Boston 25 (Fox) News interviewed Shichao Liu, assistant professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, (18:24:31 mark) for a report on energy saving homes. “If you think about energy consumption reduction in the future to save the planet, then we have to look at the consumption by buildings. Using passive house standards, we can significantly reduce energy consumption by buildings.”

WPI students creating partial hand prosthetic

In a two-minute feature piece, WPI robotics engineering professor Marko Popovic and undergraduates Mia Buccowich ’22, Andy Strauss ’23 and Brian Fay ’22 discuss their roles in helping to develop a partial hand prosthetic for University of Houston student Payton Heiberger. “The (WPI) team has been amazing at just helping me get through this situation and helping me stay super positive,” said Heiberger.

Which arm of the K-shaped recovery will your institution be on?

As colleges continue to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, Times Higher Ed takes a look at how schools will move forward. The article singles out WPI stating “Worcester Polytechnic Institution (sic) is likely to emerge stronger from the recession by continuing to build its core competencies.”

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