Primary Investigator (PI)

Jeanine LM Skorinko

Jeanine LM Skorinko

Professor
Director of Psychological Science Program
Office: Salisbury Labs 317D
Phone: +1-508-831-5451
Jeanine Skorinko is a professor of psychology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies. She also is the director of the Psychological Science undergraduate program. She received her PhD in social psychology at the University of Virginia. Her research program attempts to understand how factors in our social environment, especially those factors we are unaware of, influence decisions and interpersonal interactions. ... View Profile

Co-PI

Chrysanthe Demetry

Chrysanthe Demetry

Associate Professor
Director, Morgan Teaching and Learning Center
Co-Director, Camp Reach
Me-Washburn Operations
Office: Gordon Library 302
Phone: +1-508-831-5195
As a college professor, I have the opportunity not only to excite students about my field of materials science and engineering, but to help them develop holistically as critical thinkers, lifelong learners, innovators, and effective and ethical communicators during an important formative period in their personal and professional lives. I was an undergraduate at WPI and really valued the project-based learning, the Global Projects Program, and the extent of contact I had with my professors. Those same values drew me back to WPI as a faculty member. ... View Profile
Natalie Farny

Natalie Farny

Assistant Professor of Biology & Biotechnology
Assistant Director of Cross-Cutting Initiatives in Materials and Manufacturing
Office: Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, 60 Prescott St, Room 4034
Phone: +1-508-831-6511
My research interests broadly focus on the molecular biology of mRNA translational control – or more simply put, “why” and “how” cells regulate the translation of their mRNAs into proteins. I am particularly interested in translational control as it relates to the cellular stress response. When cells are stressed by environmental factors, such as energy deprivation, heavy metal poisoning, or extreme temperatures, they will conserve resources by restricting mRNA translation. ... View Profile
Elizabeth Long Lingo

Elizabeth Long Lingo

Assistant Professor
Office: Washburn Shops 210
Phone: +1-508-831-6344
My classroom is a living-learning lab where students develop the capacity to analyze and navigate a complex and messy web of often hidden interpersonal, group, and organizational dynamics and paradoxes. I regularly stretch students out of their comfort zone, offering immersive, hands-on experiences in which students put analytical frameworks to the test and see what works best for them—given their unique personal and cultural experience. ... View Profile
Susan Celia Roberts

Susan Celia Roberts

Professor and Department Head
Department Head
Office: 100 Institute RD
Phone: 508-831-5669
To me there is nothing more exciting than watching a student learn and develop and there is no greater privilege than having the title of professor. My favorite part of my job is being able to mentor and teach students in a research context – be that in a biochemical engineering course or laboratory, through supervising undergraduate IQP/MQP projects or by advising doctoral students in their thesis work. There is no greater satisfaction than to watch a timid, insecure student gain confidence through knowledge and practice. ... View Profile