Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) was originally founded in 1865 as private institution. WPI's main purpose is to provide an undergraduate program, however in recent years there has been an expansion at the graduate and doctoral level. Today, WPI has a little over 4,000 students. The WPI Biotechnology Institute is a major contributor in research to various fields. Metallurgy, fuel cell and applied mathematics are notable academic departments.

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100 Institute Road - Worcester, MA 01609-2280
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Researching the risks and realities of wildfires

Internationally renowned expert on wildfires Albert Simeoni, a professor and the interim director of WPI's Fire Protection Engineering department, has been watching developments in Northern California where extreme fires ...

dateOct 20, 2017 in Environment
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Getting a grip on slippery cell membranes

Within each of our cells is a distribution system that uses molecular motors and filaments to move proteins, organelles, and other tiny bits of cargo along its inner framework, or cytoskeleton. To achieve this feat, the motors ...

dateJun 27, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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