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2021 Year in Review: 媒体 Coverage

2021年12月16日

It’s become a tradition for media outlets to pause 和 look back on the year that was with “top stories” 和 “best of” lists. 类似的, we would like to take a moment to share some highlights of 新闻 stories that covered the amazing work done in 和 out of our labs 和 classrooms over the course of 2021.

研究

WPI’s commitment to impactful research 和 innovation garnered attention locally, 在全国范围内, 在世界各地:

 

  • NBC新闻 cited tests conducted by Professor Ali Rangwala, 消防工程, in its report about a new law that establishes performance st和ards to protect against portable fuel container explosions.
  • 雅虎财经 和 玛莎斯图尔特生活 reported on chemical engineering associate professor Mike Timko’s work to turn waste into fuel.
  • 《澳门澳娱乐官方网站》 highlighted 机器人技术工程学 professor Greg Fischer’s work to develop “ways for machines to carefully guide surgeons’ h和s as they perform particular tasks.”
  • 《澳门澳娱乐官方网站》 reported on biology 和 biotechnology professor Pam Weathers’s research on how extracts from a medicinal herb can help in the fight against COVID-19.
  • 快速公司 强调公民, 环境, 和 architectural engineering associate professor Nima Rahbar’s development of self-healing concrete.

学生的故事

Among this year’s media coverage were stories showing the depth 和 breadth of student projects on 和 off campus.

  • 人.com reported on the effort by Jordan Rosenfeld ’21 (BS), ’22 (MS), to develop 和 build a prosthetic leg for his dog, 克莱奥。.
  • 《澳门澳娱乐官方网站》 highlighted the collaborations between assistant professor of 机器人技术工程学 Marko Popovic 和 students Mia Buccowich ’22, 安迪·施特劳斯的23, 和 Brian Fay ’22 to develop a h和 prosthetic for a college student in Texas.
  • WCVB-TV 在ROADGNAR上播出了一个片段, a device developed by WPI graduates that’s designed to help detect potholes.
  • 频谱新闻1及 中环群众广场 reported on the mural—a gift from the Class of 2021—that reflects the diversity, 股本, 以及校园包容.
  • 伍斯特商业杂志 reported on how graduate student Justin Amevor is fighting food insecurity with the launch of “Doughboyz.”

高等教育的影响

2021 has been time of significant change at WPI, 和 those changes were captured by the media throughout the year.

  • 高等教育纪事 reports on WPI’s decision to go test-blind.
  • 高等教育纪事商业期刊 highlighted WPI’s creation of a tenure track for teaching faculty.
  • NBC波士顿 reported on WPI’s new MS degree in 社区 Climate Adaptation.
  • 电报和公报 reported on MassDigi’s move to WPI.
  • 新闻加纳 spoke to Provost 和 Senior Vice President Wole Soboyejo about a new collaboration between WPI 和 Academic City University College.

专家分析

Members of WPI’s faculty 和 senior leadership shared their expertise 和 insights with local 和 national media on a wide range of topics:

  • CBS波士顿 spoke with President Laurie Leshin about the 毅力 火星探测器登陆火星.
  • 报童 featured commentary from Professor Joe Sarkis, 商学院, on Black Friday shopping during the holiday supply chain crisis.
  • 《澳门澳娱乐官方网站》 采访了Mike Gennert教授, 机器人技术工程学, about the interaction between the robotics 和 grocery industries.
  • Lifewire talked with Professor Albert Simeoni, 消防工程, about the pros 和 cons of a new feature on Google Maps that lets users track wildfires.
  • 钱调频 in Singapore interviewed Business School Assistant Professor Kenny Ching about the explosive growth of e-体育.

For more expert 分析 和 commentary, visit the WPI专家数据库. 教师 members 和 senior administrators are available to offer ideas, 意见, 分析, 和 commentary on issues ranging from higher education to current 事件, 热门话题, 和突发新闻.

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