Limiting the reach, damage of a compromised network

Healthcare IT News publishes an article on hacking, including comments by Craig Shue, assistant professor of computer science.  "We're seeing that bad days happen an awful a lot in a network," Shue recently told the HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum.

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First Look: New approach to liquid biopsy catches cancer cells on cusp of metastasis

The Boston Globe national publication STAT reports on how a chip developed by mechanical engineers led by Balaji Panchapakesan, associate professor of mechanical engineering, that can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in a small amount of blood drawn from a cancer patient. 

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Newest members of many college police departments: Bomb dogs

An Associated Press article about campus bomb-sniffing dogs, including the WPI Police Department's newest member, Bella, appeared in more than 150 media outlets, nationwide, including the Arizona Sun, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and the Miami Herald. The article was accompanied by a photo of WPI’s handler officer Brian Lavelle walking Bella on campus.

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PABI Penguin Robot Making Autism Therapy More Affordable, 2016-12-02

Greg Fischer, director of WPI’s Automation and Interventional Medicine lab, is helping to develop a robot that assists autistic children.

Robotics Business Review
Raspberry Pi helps build strong brains

Raghvendra Cowlagi, assistant professor in the aerospace engineering program, talks about raspberry pi technology opening up new horizons in education.

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Wireless Innovation Lab Tackles Problems, Forges Partnerships – Even Bumblebees

As the director of the Wireless Innovation Laboratory at WPI, Alex Wyglinski is involved in a number of key projects.

Microwave Journal
Back to School for Biotech: How Academia and Industry Can Collaborate to Advance Biologic Drug Development and Manufacturing

GEN quotes Kamal Rashid, Ph.D., research professor and director of the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center, regarding a panel discussion he moderated at the Biotech Week in Boston Conference. Susan Roberts, Ph.D., professor and head of chemical engineering, discussed collaborations between her department an several life sciences companies.

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Putting Excited Novices in Charge Works for WPI

Toby Bergstrom, director of the Haas Technical Education Center at WPI, discusses the future of automated education.

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Eye on Education

The public-private partnership Project Lead The Way between WPI and Medway that focuses on hands-on learning was highlighted.  “Medway expanded Project Lead The Way over the last few years, thanks, the superintendent says, to generous grant funding from WPI,” the station reported. 

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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. 

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WPI Lab Demonstrates Christmas Tree Fire Danger

A live demonstration by WPI’s Fire Protection Engineering program showed how quickly a dry Christmas tree can burn and spread flames throughout a room. 

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Penguin Robot Provides Help For Children With Autism

Featured was the work of Greg Fischer, associate professor, mechanical engineering, who, with his wife, Laurie Dickstein-Fischer, Ph.D., a professor at Salem State, developed the robotic penguin PABI (Penguin Autism Behavioral Intervention) for autistic children. 

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker launches state Digital Healthcare Council

WPI President Laurie Leshin is among the members of this new group of experts that will steer statewide policy to support the growing health information technology industry.  The councilwill be supported by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development and the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech.

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Tech Firms Have a Lot to do to Fix Diversity

The Boston Globe notes WPI students will be among the first group of 20 area college graduates to benefit from a new coalition of business, academia, and nonprofits that have launched Hack.Diversity. This program recruits black and Latino computer science and engineering students from local urban colleges and then will place graduating students in internships at area tech companies, giving them mentors and support to land a permanent job.

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Researchers Develop Method for Extracting Valuable Material from Red Mud

Aluminum Insider is the latest publication to report on research being done at WPI’s Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3) to reclaim valuable metals from toxic red mud. 

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What Ben Franklin Could Teach Us About Civility and Politics

The Wall Street Journal publishes this op-ed by WPI’s Steven Bullock, professor, humanities and arts; and author of the new book, “Tea Sets and Tyranny: The Politics of Politeness in Early America.” “The values that impelled the man who became America’s oldest major revolutionary and America’s first diplomat may still be useful to our troubled public life,” Bullock writes.

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Thanks to WPI Undergrads, This Sea Turtle has a ‘Biomimetic’ Flipper

A WPI student research project which created a 3D printed prosthetic for a rare sea turtle lands to front page of The Boston Globe.

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Automotive Recycling Market Volatile

Sean Kelly, of the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling at WPI, talks about the impact of a foreign tariff battle on the scrap metal market. 

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Ho hum. The Robots Are Here. Innovation features an article by WPI’s Candace Sidner, research professor. Robotics offers businesses and the military many opportunities for new markets, and new help to users across a wide spectrum of tasks and needs,” Sidner stated. “Making robots useful will depend on making them useable by humans.” Innovation
The 2016 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts WPI is listed at #19 and is the highest ranking college in the annual report.  The Globe, along with the Commonwealth Institute, looked at revenue or operating budget and other variables, including number of full-time employees in the state, workplace and management diversity, and innovative projects. Boston Globe Magazine

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