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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...

2013-08-20 23:25:53

Newsletter marketing firm identifies marketing trends for professional practices. Springfield, NJ (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 WPI Communications, Inc., a newsletter marketing firm that has helped professionals build their practices for nearly 30 years, recently released a special report titled, “7 Major Marketing Trends: How Your Practice Can Take Advantage of Them with a Newsletter.” This 15-page guide helps physicians, dentists, physical therapists, accountants, attorneys, financial...

$1.5 Million Up For Grabs In 2014 NASA, WPI Robot Challenge
2013-08-09 09:08:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Together with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), NASA has opened registration for the 2014 Sample Return Robot competition. Academic and industry teams will now begin sending in their applications and building out their robots to compete for a $1.5 million prize. NASA and the WPI will be looking for robots that can autonomously navigate varying terrain in search of geologic samples. These bits of mineral, soil, rock and more...

2013-08-08 16:20:12

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In pursuit of new technological solutions for America's space program and our nation's future, NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., have opened registration for the $1.5 million 2014 Sample Return Robot prize competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Planned for June 2014 at WPI, industry and academic teams from across the nation will compete to demonstrate a robot...

2013-07-30 23:04:25

Global pioneer of biotechnology education, research and workforce development programs to lead the BETC. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute today named Kamal A. Rashid, PhD, as director of the university’s Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC). An internationally recognized leader in biotechnology education, research and workforce development programs, he will also hold research professorships in the departments of Chemical Engineering,...