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NBC BostonAbandoned Dog Adopted by WPI Student to Get Prosthetic Leg

NBC10 Boston spoke with WPI student Jordan Rosenfeld about his work to build a prosthetic leg for his pet dog Cleo, who lost a leg after being hit by a car. Jordan adopted Cleo last year, and since then, he has made it his mission to help Cleo regain her mobility.

NEVY Awards highlight ‘heroes’ of Boston’s innovation scene

BostInno reports on WPI startup Battery Resourcers’ winning “Rocket Ship Company of the Year” in the Climate Tech category at The New England Venture Capital Association’s NEVY Awards.

University World NewsU California system ends use of any admissions tests

University World News spoke with Vice President of Enrollment Management Andrew Palumbo about WPI’s test blind admissions policy, which eliminates SAT and ACT scores from the admissions process, after the University of California system took a similar step.

NewsyCoping with the Stress of Black Friday Shopping

WPI Business School Professor Joe Sarkis was interviewed for a Newsy article. The report highlighted how problems with the supply chain could impact finding the perfect gift this year. Sarkis says “it's all about being flexible this holiday season”

DesignNewsHow to Build a Better Battery Cathode

DesignNews reports on Professor Yan Wang’s research which has found that recycled cathode materials outperform those made from virgin material.

Worcester Business JournalWPI professor awarded $1.4M for muscle research

The Worcester Business Journal reports on WPI Mathematical Sciences Professor Sam Walcott’s research to develop a mathematical model for muscle movement that could lead to improved medical treatments and the creation of better prosthetic devices.

Worcester MagazineWPI professor part of nationwide push for clean energy

Worcester Magazine spoke with Professor Yu Zhong about his research to produce clean, cost-effective hydrogen fuel. Zhong talks about the two-year project and how it could help address climate change.

Boston Globe (the)Kate McIntyre’s gothic stories rise from isolated ranch house settings

The Boston Globe talks to Professor Kate McIntyre about her new collection of short stories, Mad Prairie, and how her childhood in Kansas influenced her work.

New AtlasCan ocean cleanup boats power themselves by turning plastic into fuel?

New Atlas published an article about Professor Michael Timko’s research into the feasibility of converting plastic material found in the ocean into "blue diesel" that could power ships at sea.

Chronicle of Higher Education (the)The Damaging Myth of the Natural Teacher

The Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed Destin Heilman, professor of teaching, for its article. Heilman spoke about WPI’s decision to create a path to tenure and extend contracts for some teaching faculty, along with giving them a role in faculty governance.

CBS BostonCritical Mention: Space Voyage

President Leshin speaks with CBS Boston’s Paula Ebben hours after William Shatner’s historic trip to space, saying there has been new excitement around aerospace studies and WPI growing numbers in this field of study is proof.

LifewireGoogle Maps Is Here to Save You From a Wildfire

Professor Albert Simeoni, fire protection engineering, is quoted in the Lifewire article. Simeoni discusses the pros and cons of the new feature.

ISS U.S. National LaboratoryWildfires and Microgravity: NSF-Funded Research Team Will Use the ISS to Better Understand Fire Spread

ISS360 reports fire protection engineering professor James Urban is working on cutting edge research to better predict the spread of massive, deadly wildfires by studying flames on the International Space Station.

WCVBWorcester, Massachusetts taking on potholes in new, high-tech way

WCVB Channel 5 aired a segment on a new technology developed by WPI graduates that will help detect potholes. The device called Roadgnar is currently being tested by the City of Worcester.

Worcester Business JournalWPI granted $464K to study stress fractures in female runners

The Worcester Business Journal reports on WPI’s National Institutes of Health award to support running injury research.

Telegram.comWPI and Clark ranked among nation's top universities by U.S. News & World Report

The Telegram and Gazette notes WPI’s ranking among the top national universities.

CBS BostonExperts Say Record Rainfall Is Wreaking Havoc On Massachusetts Roads

WPI civil engineering professor Nima Rahbar was interviewed for the CBS Boston segment on how excessive rainfall is creating more pothole problems.

Worcester Business JournalMoney & technology: COVID accelerated the evolution of fintech

“Fintech really is everywhere” WPI Business Professor Robert Sarnie speaks with the Worcester Business Journal about this unnoticed industry.

Central Mass Town SquareWPI’s Newest Mural Encompasses Diversity and Inclusion

Central Mass Town Square reports on a well known Worcester artist who is bringing WPI’s newest mural to life. The painting “Diversity in STEM” is the Class of 2021’s gift to the university and has a very visible and important message.

Telegram.comWPI student launches breakfast stand to address food insecurity throughout Worcester

The Telegram & Gazette highlighted Justin Amevor, a second-year graduate student majoring in computer science who launched DoughBoyz Breakfast this summer. DoughBoyz is a social justice and sustainability foundation serving food to insecure college students and underserved communities.