Kristen Tichenor, senior vice president at WPI, explains why making SAT and ACT test scores optional for applicants increased enrollment of women and underrepresented minorities.
BBC Horizons featured WPI professor Marion Emmert’s work in reclaiming rare earth metals from automobile engines for an episode on recycling and waste reduction efforts around the world.
WPI researchers Chris Nycz and Marek Wartenberg highlight the future of surgical and assistive robotics.
Researchers Chris Nycz and Marek Wartenberg discuss their latest projects with surgical and assistive robotics.
Elke Rundensteiner, director of WPI's Data Science program, discusses the qualities that make for a good data scientist.
Susan Landau, WPI professor of cybersecurity policy, cautions that the value of information the FBI hopes to gain by compelling Apple to unlock a suspect's iPhone does not outweigh the broader long-term costs to smartphone security.
Robotics professor Greg Fischer discusses advances in medical robotics and robot-assisted surgery at WPI's Automation and Interventional Medicine Lab.
In this quirky holiday column by Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham, Physics professor Germano Iannacchione calculates the physics of Santa's Christmas Eve flight.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has appointed Bogdan Vernescu, professor of mathematical sciences and former head of WPI's Mathematical Sciences Department, as vice provost for research. He has held the position on an interim basis since October 2014.
Professor Alex Wyglinski shares how better wireless networks can be created for connecting vehicles by studying how bumblebees make decisions as they forage.
Aaron Birt, a PhD graduate in Materials Science, is named one of the manufacturing engineering industry's rising young leaders in Advancing Manufacturing (2016). He is also the co-founder of the lithium-ion battery start-up Kinetic Batteries and was named to Forbes “30 under 30” list for manufacturing & industry (2017).
5G will allow for a more dynamic power grid capable of managing wind, solar and other renewable forms of energy, despite their unpredictable nature. Mike Ahern, WPI director of power systems engineering, weighs in on the future of the power industry.
At WPI, Marion Emmert recycles automobile engines to reclaim rare earth metals—precious metals that are in short supply but are critical to our tech-centered lives.
A unique partnership between WPI's Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biology departments has led researchers to study connections between bumblebees' foraging behavior and connected cars.
Mechanical engineering professor Allen Hoffman says "To Engineer Is Human" promotes critical thinking.
Professor Raghvendra Cowlagi explores how unmanned aerial vehicles can be operated safely and reliably even in unexpected situations.
After several years balancing his second-shift custodial gig at Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a full slate of classes there, Michael Vaudreuil is moving on from the school that helped him reset his career at the age of 54.
Professor Yan Wang, director of WPI's Electrochemical Energy Laboratory, highlights a novel process for recycling lithium-ion batteries.
In this expansive Q&A, civil engineering professor Rajib Mallick discusses the future of roadway designs and material selection.
Robotics Engineering Director Michael Gennert says "Boston Dynamics has greatly advanced robotics technology since its founding in 1992."