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2014-01-16 23:02:32

Robotics Engineering Professor Taskin Padir and Doctoral Student Velin Dimitrov Win $25,000 Award Worcester, MA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 A research team led by an assistant professor of robotics engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and a doctoral candidate has won the Kalenian Award, the university’s top prize recognizing commercialization potential for a given invention. Professor Taşkin Padir and Velin Dimitrov, who is seeking his PhD in robotics engineering at WPI,...

2013-12-10 23:02:20

Dominko is recognized for her contributions to stem cell biology and regenerative medicine research, and for promoting education in Slovenia and the United States. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Tanja Dominko, DVM, PhD, associate professor of biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), is the 2013 Slovenian Ambassador of Science, a national award given to one Slovenian native each year in recognition of outstanding achievements and global scientific...

2013-11-21 23:04:18

The program, the first in Massachusetts, responds to a rapidly growing demand for professionals who can help organizations deal with the rise of big data. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Responding to a skyrocketing demand for professionals who understand how to analyze and distill value from massive data sets, popularly known as big data, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is launching the first graduate program in data science in Massachusetts and one of only a handful of...

2013-11-14 23:21:18

Researchers develop novel method to image worm brain activity and screen early stage compounds aimed at treating autism and anxiety. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and The Rockefeller University in New York has developed a novel system to image brain activity in multiple awake and unconstrained worms. The technology, which makes it possible to study the genetics and neural circuitry associated with animal behavior, can also...

2013-11-05 23:03:25

WPI Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives NSF Award to Explore the Use of Tethered Undersea Kites to Generate Electricity from Tides and Currents Worcester, MA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 As the world looks for new ways to wean itself from fossil fuels, a new answer may be emerging: underwater kites. A new research program directed by David Olinger, PhD, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from...

2013-10-30 23:03:27

Researchers awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop new device that identifies healthy sperm cells, potentially helping couples to conceive. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The World Health Organization estimates more than 70 million couples worldwide are unable to conceive each year, with close to a third of those cases attributable solely to issues with male fertility—including low sperm count and low sperm motility (a limited ability to swim). Now, with recently...

2013-10-02 23:02:38

Sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education, practical industry workshops on Oct. 20 are open to the public. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will host the 68th Annual Midyear Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education's (ASEE) Engineering Design Graphics Division Oct. 20-23, 2013. The conference, which focuses on new developments and new technologies for teaching computer-aided design and the application of...

2013-09-16 23:02:20

Researchers aim to design assistive robots for elderly suffering with age-related disabilities. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Through a unique collaboration between the university’s Robotics Engineering Program and Social Sciences and Policy Studies Department, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) research team has received a five-year, $125,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project that seeks to provide personal assistant robots to elderly...

2013-08-29 23:04:16

Led by WPI, a multi-institution team is developing a system that combines an MRI-guided robot with ablation by high-intensity ultrasound to accurately destroy tumors without damaging surrounding tissue. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 With a five-year, $3 million R01 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a team of researchers led by Gregory Fischer, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and robotics...

2013-08-28 23:01:42

Five-year program will refine use of adult stem cells and novel biological sutures developed at WPI to heal damaged hearts. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year, $1.94 million grant to a biomedical research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) working at the forefront of cell therapies for healing cardiac muscle damaged by heart attack or chronic disease. Funded through the NIH's premiere Research Project Grant...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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