The Worcester Telegram & Gazette spoke with Fulbright scholars Yuliia Kleban and Roman Mykhailyshyn, about the war in Ukraine and their efforts to help people affected by the conflict. Both Kleban and Mykhailyshyn are from Ukraine and completed their Fulbright scholarships at WPI, just weeks before the war began.
The Telegram and Gazette notes WPI’s ranking among the top national universities.
The Telegram & Gazette highlighted Justin Amevor, a second-year graduate student majoring in computer science who launched DoughBoyz Breakfast this summer. DoughBoyz is a social justice and sustainability foundation serving food to insecure college students and underserved communities.
The Telegram & Gazette noted WPI in its College Town section (scroll down to third item). “After having to postpone in-person graduations last year due to the pandemic, Worcester Polytechnic Institute will celebrate its class of 2020 at a commencement ceremony this weekend,” the article stated.
The Telegram & Gazette noted work by Reeta Rao, professor in the Department of Biology and Biotechnology, in their article. Rao is working with researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, on a one-year project to screen analogs of a plant-derived compound as a potential prophylactic or therapeutic against Candida auris (C. auris) and soil-transmitted parasites such as hookworms, whipworms, and ascarids.
The Telegram & Gazette covered WPI’s Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for the School of Arts & Sciences and the Foisie Business School, “Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Lt. Gov. Polito honor WPI grads via video during commencement ceremony Thursday.” Congratulatory messages from Tyson and Polito were delivered via video. President Leshin, meanwhile, told students during the ceremony how impressed she was by their endurance. “We have come through a once-in-a-century event together, this global pandemic. We will be forever bonded not only because of what we came through together, but how we came through it,” she said. “It’s sort of like we completed the largest and most complex IQP ever, and I know that when I reflect back on this unprecedented time in our lives I will always think of you, the great class of 2021 and what you all did individually and collectively to keep WPI safe and to make it to today."
In its College Town section, The Telegram & Gazette noted the roles of WPI robotics engineering professor Marko Popovic and undergraduates Mia Buccowich ’22, Andy Strauss ’23 and Brian Fay ’22 in helping to develop a partial hand prosthetic for University of Houston student Payton Heiberger.
Numerous media outlets reported on the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDigi), the award-winning center for academic cooperation, entrepreneurship, and economic development across the Massachusetts video games ecosystem, moving to WPI this summer.
The Telegram & Gazette noted WPI in an article on Becker College’s decision to close at the end of this academic year. WPI is one of the colleges and universities that announced it has developed a pathway plan for the Becker college community, including acceptance into our Interactive Media and Game Development program.
A story on WPI’s move to no longer consider SAT or ACT scores in its admission process was included in The Telegram & Gazette. The change to fully “test-blind” admissions will begin with the Fall 2021 application cycle and supports WPI’s mission of expanding access to a high-quality STEM education to all students.