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BBC, NBC Nightly News to broadcast stories on WPI this weekend

May 20, 2016
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Marion Emmert in the lab.

Marion Emmert, assistant professor of chemistry, will be featured on the BBC Horizonsprogram this weekend for conducting rare earths research.

NBC Nightly News is slated to air an interview with WPI custodian Michael Vaudreuil, who took classes here for years before earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering on May 14 at the age of 54. The half-hour program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Michael Vaudreuil stands to be recognized during Commencement.

Michael Vaudreuil stands to be recognized during Commencement.A BBC film crew visited WPI on Feb. 22 to interview Emmert in her lab at Gateway Park. The program is scheduled to air at the following times: Saturday, May 21, at 4:30 a.m. EDT; andSunday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. EDT. In the United States, BBC World News is available with a range of television service providers including Cablevision (Optimum TV), Comcast (XFINITY), Time Warner Cable, Verizon, DirecTV, and Charter. We will also forward an online link when it becomes available.