News releases from Worcester Polytechnic Institute
WPI’s Master of Science in Data Science Online Program Equips Learners for a Booming Career
July 14, 2021
Online Master of Science in Data Science Programs, like the one offered by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), empowers today's professionals with the skills and credentials needed to advance in a...
WPI’s Masters in Computer Science Online Program Prepares Today’s Tech Professionals for the Future
July 14, 2021
Masters in Computer Science Online Programs, like the one offered by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), are equipping today’s tech professionals with the skills and credentials needed to advance in...
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Creates Tenure and Extended Contract Opportunities for Teaching Faculty
July 13, 2021
Changes Will Reward Teaching Faculty, Provide Role in Faculty Governance, and Reinforce University's Commitment to Innovative Education.
Mimi Sheller, Internationally Recognized Scholar and Educational Leader, Named Inaugural Dean of The Global School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
June 04, 2021
Sheller, co-founder of the interdisciplinary field of mobilities research, was selected to lead WPI's newest school and to foster academic and research programs and global partnerships focused on...
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Researchers Working to Turn Toxic Sewage Sludge into Renewable Energy
May 03, 2021
Research Receives $2M from DOE to Make Wastewater Treatment Energy Neutral and Keep Billions of Pounds of Sludge Out of Landfills
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergrads Developing Partial Hand Prosthetic for Injured Texas College Student
April 20, 2021
WPI team blends robotics, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering to help University of Houston student regain hope following a devastating car accident
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Researchers Helping U.S. Military Optimize Mobile Manufacturing Labs; Could Enable Remote Units to Turn Waste Metal Into Replacement Parts
April 08, 2021
The concept, being developed by researchers at WPI with support from the DoD, would increase unit readiness, making troops safer, more independent
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Launches Pioneering Graduate Program in Community Climate Adaptation
March 23, 2021
The interdisciplinary, project-based master of science program will prepare professionals, versed in technology and the social sciences, who can help communities prepare for the inevitable impacts of...
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Moves from Test Optional to Test Blind Admissions Policy; Taking Another Major Step in Its Mission to Expand Student Access
March 15, 2021
More than 13 years after becoming the first STEM university to adopt a test-optional policy, WPI faculty vote to pilot a new policy that eliminates SAT and ACT scores entirely from its admissions...
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Receives Grant to Help Fill Demand for STEM Teachers in High-Need School Districts
January 21, 2021
A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the university to study what high-need school districts require from teacher candidates, and better prepare WPI undergraduates to become...
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robotics Team Makes It to Final Round of NASA-Sponsored Competition
January 15, 2021
WPI's Team Capricorn is a finalist in the Space Robotics Challenge; team aims to program virtual robots to locate and extract valuable resources from the Moon
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Chemical Engineers: "Why Not Make Waste Work for Us?"
January 11, 2021
Chemical engineering professors receive funding from The NSF 2026 Idea Machine to find cleaner uses for waste, including marine plastic pollution
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Selects the Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson as Dean of the Robert A. Foisie School of Business
December 08, 2020
With a proven record of success in business, technology, and leadership, Jackson aims to redefine business education for the 21st century.
An App Developed by Worcester Polytechnic Institute May Make Digital Contact Tracing for COVID-19 More Private and Secure
November 19, 2020
With an award from the National Science Foundation, researchers at WPI and Virginia Tech are developing an app with technology to protect a user's personal information and identity.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Awarded More than $900,000 to Develop Computational Models for Human Cell Division
November 09, 2020
Project funded by National Institutes of Health combines mathematics and biology to identify cellular forces to target cancer
Researchers and educators joining the university include experts in engineering, arts and sciences, business
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Awarded Nearly $5 Million To Help Train the Nation's Future Cybersecurity Workforce Amid Growing Demand
September 29, 2020
A select group of WPI students will be funded through National Science Foundation and Department of Defense Scholarship Programs.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Math Professor Verifies Centuries-Old Conjecture About the Formation of the Solar System
September 22, 2020
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Receives Combined $4 Million Award from Department of Energy and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
September 14, 2020
ASSISTments, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute-created Math Learning Tool, is Helping Thousands of Teachers Transition to Distance Learning
September 12, 2020
Since March, more than 25,000 teachers have adopted the Worcester Polytechnic Institute-created tool to help with distance learning
One of the Four New Grants Will Look at Using Fungi as Sensors that Can Detect Underground Explosives
Worcester Polytechnic Institute-led Research Team Shrinks Breast Cancer Tumors in Mice with Targeted Therapy
May 28, 2020
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Researchers Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Measure Stress in College Students and Impact on Learning During Pandemic
May 13, 2020
WPI Expands Its Graduate Business Program to Include a Master's in Business Analytics
April 28, 2020
Adapting to businesses' demand for employees with data analysis skills, WPI's Foisie Business School adds a new Business Analytics master's degree program and revises its master's in IT program.
Supporting COVID-19 Responders: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Expands STEM Program in Africa to Address an Anticipated Shortage of Critical Medical Devices
April 21, 2020
WPI to provide materials and training to stimulate innovation and activate local capabilities to solve problems in relation to COVID-19.
WPI Researchers Developing Open-Source Designs to Speed Creation of Low-Cost Ventilators
April 01, 2020
Professors and students team up to develop multiple designs so companies or individuals with 3D printers could manufacture much-needed medical equipment.
Professor Dmitry Korkin and colleagues reconstruct 3D model of novel coronavirus; findings to provide research community with greater understanding of infection spread and possible treatment
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Announces The Global School; Search for Inaugural Dean
February 06, 2020
Launching in 2020, New School Builds Upon WPI's Pioneering Leadership in Global Project-Based Learning
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Researcher Uses Math to Help Army Protect Soldiers from Chemical Attack
January 30, 2020