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How to Begin Thinking About a Flexible System

Wally Towner, director of the WPI Center for Innovative Manufacturing Solutions, offers guidance on flexible manufacturing systems.

50 Years of Star Trek: Boldly Inspiring Generations of Scientists

Lee Sheldon, professor of practice in the computer science department, recalls his time as writer and producer on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

5 Lessons from the DARPA Robotics Challenge

Mike Gennert, head of WPI’s Robotics program, highlights lessons learned from the DARPA Robotics Challenge  

Teaching science and math to the youngest of students

Martha Cyr, executive director of the STEM Education Center at WPI, discusses Seeds of STEM, an initiative to create STEM curriculum for preschool in partnership with Head Start.

Bard At The Bar: Shakespeare-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Professor Michelle Ephraim discusses how she was inspired to combine Shakespeare and cocktail hour through a coffee-table book which provides cocktail recipes to pair with Shakespeare's plays.

Central Massachusetts College Road Trip: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The benefits of project-based curriculum are highlighted by students, graduates, Art Heinricher, dean of undergraduate studies, and Richard Vaz dean of the interdisciplinary and global studies division.

Peering Inside the 'Human Phantom': Woman's Corpse Is Cut Into 5,000 Slices and Digitally Stitched Together to Create the World's Most Detailed Image of the Body

Professor Sergey Makarov explains how 5,000 high resolution cross sections of a cadaver, digitally stitched together in a lab at WPI, will aid medical researchers.

The Tragic Tale of Mt. Everest's Most Famous Dead Body

Professor Michael Elmes provides perspective on the factors that may contribute to accidents and casualties during high altitude mountain climbing. 

Massachusetts Emerges as a Robot Industry Powerhouse

As part of a list of contributions to the field of robotics made in Massachusetts, WPI is noted as the first university in the country to offer a major in robotics engineering.

Portable Battery Chargers Could Explode, Cause Fire

Professor Yan Wang demonstrates how lithium ion batteries can ignite and explode when overheated. Older devices with battery management systems that no longer work are especially dangerous.

SAT Losing Favor as More Mass. Colleges End Requirement

WPI Senior Vice President Kristen Tichenor explains why WPI has experienced a surge in applications and enrollment from women and minorities since the admissions process became test-optional.

Virtual Human At WPI Helps Make Medical Advances

Professor Sergey Makarov exhibits the "virtual human" 5,000 high resolution cross sections of a cadaver, digitally stitched together in a lab at WPI, to aid medical research.

Paris Attack Could Renew Debate Over Encrypted Messaging Apps

WPI professor Susan Landau weighs in on the debate of whether law enforcement should have "back door" access to private, encrypted networks to investigate crime and terrorism. 

WiFi Enabled Toys Could Put Your Privacy at Risk

WPI professors Craig Shue and Krishna Venkatasubramanian discuss cybersecurity concerns in the realm of the internet of things (IoT) where devices, including toys, are connected to WiFi.

An unexpected thing happened when this college required less data on their applications: Students sent more

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.

Circular Economy: Closing the loop in a disposable society

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.

Shaping the Future of Robotics

WPI researchers Chris Nycz and Marek Wartenberg highlight the future of surgical and assistive robotics.  

Q & A With Members Of WPI’s AIM Lab

Researchers Chris Nycz and Marek Wartenberg discuss their latest projects with surgical and assistive robotics.

Combine data science education with curiosity and business savvy

 Elke Rundensteiner, director of WPI's Data Science program, discusses the qualities that make for a good data scientist.

Experts cast doubt on what else FBI might get from suspect's iPhone

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. 

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