Kate Gorton

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New eBook: BIM in Theory and Practice

Posted by Kate Gorton on Feb 2, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Have you heard of BIM? It’s taking the worlds of construction, design, and engineering by storm, and for good reason.

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Topics: Trends in Higher Education, An engineer's insight..., construction project management, Our Faculty, Project Management

The Future Looks Bright: Recap of the 2016 Energy Symposium

Posted by Kate Gorton on Oct 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM

This fall, WPI hosted the sixth annual Energy Symposium! Our very own power experts were thrilled to welcome guests and current students to discuss the possibilities that lie ahead in the world of energy delivery. We caught up with Edvina Uzunovic and Mike Ahern to hear their thoughts on the event.

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Topics: An engineer's insight..., Energy Symposium, Our Faculty, Power Systems

Speed Dating, Diversity, and Haggis: INCOSE IS in Review

Posted by Kate Gorton on Sep 16, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Don Gelosh (R) receives award for service at INCOSE IS 2016 in Scotland.

July was the 26th-annual INCOSE International Symposium, held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Each year, this event brings together great minds in the field of Systems Engineering to present new ideas and find solutions to present and future challenges.

WPI sent six members of our team across the pond to participate in the symposium. We sat down with two of them to find out more about their experiences.

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Topics: An engineer's insight..., Systems Engineering and Leadership Institute, Systems Engineering

A look back: WPI's 2015 Energy Symposium

Posted by Kate Gorton on Sep 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Our sixth annual energy symposium is right around the corner! In the meantime, let's look back at last year's event, which was a huge success for our guests, faculty, staff, and students in attendance. 

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Topics: Energy Symposium, Power Systems

A look back: WPI's 2014 Energy Symposium

Posted by Kate Gorton on Aug 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM

This fall, WPI will bring power-industry professionals to campus for the sixth annual Energy Symposium. We are exploring the past years of this important event as the big day approaches. Today, we highlight 2014's summit. 

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Topics: Energy Symposium, Power Systems

A look back: WPI's 2013 Energy Symposium

Posted by Kate Gorton on Aug 11, 2016 7:00:00 AM

As the sixth-annual Energy Symposium approaches, we're reminiscing about the event's history. Last time, we talked about the symposium's beginnings, and today we take another step forward in the past. 

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Topics: Energy Symposium, Power Systems

Instructor Spotlight: Kanan Alhassani

Posted by Kate Gorton on Aug 5, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Kanan Alhassani is an international industry expert in Program and Project Management and an executive management consultant offering program management consulting, education, and training services to a variety of industries. His work enables companies to improve their organizational effectiveness by integrating proven Program and Project Management methodologies within their strategic product / system development life cycle processes to achieve an accelerated time to market.

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Topics: Professional Development, Our Faculty, Project Management

A look back: WPI's 2012 Energy Symposium

Posted by Kate Gorton on Jul 28, 2016 7:00:00 AM

In anticipation of our sixth annual Energy Symposium happening this fall, we are looking back at the history of this event here on the blog, from inception to present day. 2011 was the first year that WPI brought power-industry experts together to discuss present and future opportunities and challenges in energy delivery. By 2012, the event had become a valuable sounding board for the industry, thanks to important discussions and brainstorming sessions.

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Topics: Energy Symposium, Power Systems

Corrosion-Resistant Steel: What’s the Best Recipe?

Posted by Kate Gorton on Jul 2, 2016 8:30:00 AM

The composition of steel isn’t one-size-fits all. There are dozens of variations of steel, all of which rely on a specific balance of iron, carbon, and one or more other elements for their distinctive properties. For every variety of steel there are unique purposes for which it is best suited across a range of industries.

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Topics: An engineer's insight...

Change Your Mind with Systems Thinking

Posted by Kate Gorton on Jun 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Systems thinking is an effective, holistic way to view any problem you may have in business and personal relations. But don’t take our word for it!

Our online and corporate graduate students are raving about WPI's Intro to Systems Thinking course, and how it has positively affected different aspects of their lives.



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Topics: Why Graduate School?, Professional Development, Our Students