WPI App for Soldiers' Health

Channel 3 aired a story about DARPA funded work by computer science professors Emmanuel Agu and Elke Rundensteiner to develop a smartphone app to help assess the health of soldiers.

Craig Putnam Speaks to WBUR About the Lionfish Robot

Craig Putnam, senior instructor in computer science and associate director of the Robotics Engineering Program, was interviewed on WBUR radio about undergraduate students building an autonomous underwater robot that could help reduce the threat posed by an invasive species of fish.  

Emmanuel Agu Talks to BBC About Sobriety App

Emmanuel Agu, associate professor of computer science, was interviewed by the BBC regarding his smartphone app that uses machine learning algorithms to analyze a user’s walking pattern to detect alcohol impairment. Uber is seeking to develop an app to allow drivers to gauge passenger’s sobriety.

Engineering the Future

N magazine features the amazing project work that WPI students do at the university’s Nantucket Project Center that makes a difference to this local community. 

Teaching Students to Care

Business Officer magazine features WPI’s distinctive project-based learning curriculum and the impact of the program on student engagement in addressing human needs and social challenges.

[“Teaching Students to Care” originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of Business Officer, the monthly flagship magazine published by the National Association of College and University Business Officers in Washington, D.C.]

Crispy Christmas Trees: Staged Fires Show Potential Risks

An article by the Associated Press, highlighting WPI’s efforts to educate the public about the potential fire risk of Christmas trees that are not watered properly. 

WPI Researchers Develop Blanket to Fuel, Not Smother, Oil Spill Flames

A team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is headed to Alabama soon to test a blanket that doesn't snuff out flames, but keeps them going to clean oil spills.

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