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Growing number of climate disasters causing problems

Climate change is challenging infrastructure like seawalls, drainage culverts, and wastewater systems. Carrick Eggleston, professor and head of WPI’s Department of Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering explains that extreme rainfall is happening more frequently in New England, and in some places, a storm that used to have a 1 in 100 chance of happening in any given year now has a 1 in 8 chance of happening in any given year.

Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers

A magazine article on efforts to improve athletic equipment for women features a project led by Christopher Brown, professor of mechanical & materials engineering. He worked with students to design a spring-based shoe sole to protect athletes from injury. 

Christopher Brown, professor of materials and mechanical engineering who teaches a course on the technology of alpine skiing, talked with the Telegram & Gazette about ski trail safety in the wake of a recent tragedy on Wachusett Mountain.

WCVB

WCVB's The Cutting Edge covered WPI's sports shoe sole, which was designed by Chris Brown, professor of mechanical engineering, and a team of students, to reduce the incidence of non-contact knee and ankle injuries in organized sports.

Telegram.com

WPI students Julia Dunn ’19, Josephine Bowen ’20, graduate student Jimmy Muller, and Professor Chris Brown are featured in the Telegram & Gazette about an athletic shoe designed to reduce knee and ankle injuries.  

Boston 25

WPI student Alex Alvarez ’19, graduate student Jimmy Muller, and Professor Chris Brown appear on Boston 25 News touting the benefits of an athletic shoe designed to reduce knee and ankle injuries.

CBS Boston

WBZ-TV aired a segment about the WPI student team developing a working prototype of a sports shoe designed to reduce knee and ankle injuries. 

Worcester News Tonight

Mechanical engineering professor Chris Brown and WPI senior Kyle Mudge ’19 appear on the Charter TV3 segment segment about the WPI student team developing a working prototype of a sports shoe designed to reduce knee and ankle injuries.