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Welcome President Grace Wang

A materials scientist and highly accomplished and collaborative leader in higher education, government, and industry, Grace Wang, PhD, joined WPI on April 3, 2023, as its 17th president. 

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University Magazine

Fire Safety as a Human Right

For Danielle Antonellis ’12, MS ’13, fire safety is about people’s right to be and feel safe in their homes and communities, a passion that led her to found Kindling, a nonprofit that’s working to bring fire safety to vulnerable communities around the world. Read more in the Spring 2023 issue of the WPI Journal, and explore the rest of the issue.

Research News

Helping Prevent Future Tragedies

Albert Simeoni, head of WPI's Fire Protection Engineering Department, led the university's research for The New York Times report focused on better understanding what led to the fatal Bronx apartment fire and helping to prevent future tragedies.

Student Newspaper

Tech News

Tech News (formerly known as The Towers) is WPI’s student-run weekly newspaper covering the latest local, national, and international news; community events; campus activities; and issues impacting WPI students. It is one of the oldest recognized student groups on campus. New issues are available on Tuesdays both digitally and in newsstands across campus.

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