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Tech Power Players 50: Yan Wang

Yan Wang, the William B. Smith Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, was named to the Boston Globe’s Tech Power Players 50 list. Wang was recognized for his pioneering work to recycle lithium-ion batteries and to build cleaner li-ion batteries with improved performance.

WBUR 90.9

WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, aired a story about the spring performance of the WPI Concert Band and Brass Ensemble. The Concert Band performed a world premiere composition it commissioned, inspired by the legacy of Major Taylor, a groundbreaking African American cycling world champion who called Worcester home.

WBUR 90.9

To celebrate one of cycling’s greatest athletes: Worcester’s own Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor, the WPI Concert Band will perform “The Ride,” a new original composition by local educator Thomas O’Toole. 

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

More than 70 media outlets, including the Latin Trade , Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and the Oklahoman carried the news of WPI welcoming 19 full-time educators and researchers to its faculty for the 2020-21 academic year.