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Our mission is to bring together WPI community and talk about on-going here at the school. The podcast is a collaboration between the Global Lab and Tech News. Throughout the term, we speak on the current events and news happening at WPI, talk to Faculty Fellows, Artists-In-Residence, … to hear about exciting projects and events on campus. In addition, we also talk about horoscope and He Said She Said advice section on the Tech News.

Episode #7 ft. John-Michael Davis and Evelyn Dube

Episode #7 ft. John-Michael Davis and Evelyn Dube

In this episode we talk with John-Michael Davis, an Assistant Teaching Professor at WPI from the Department of Integrative and Global Studies. He discusses the electronic waste (E-waste) economy in Israel’s West Bank and how individuals within the communities that burn E-waste are affected. We also talk with a WPI student, Evelyn Dube, about her IQP project on WPI’s founders and their connections to slavery and anti-slavery.

Episode #6 ft. Dr. Yunus Telliel, Dr. Laureen Elgert and Dr. Yu Zhong

Episode #6 ft. Dr. Yunus Telliel, Dr. Laureen Elgert and Dr. Yu Zhong

This week we chat with Dr. Yunus Telliel and Dr. Laureen Elgert about their research in Public Interest Technology. Dr. Teliel works in the humanities and art department as a Professor of Anthropology and Rhetoric and Dr. Elgert is the department head of Integrative and Global Studies. We also talk to Dr. Yu Zhong, who joined WPI as an Associate Professor, about his research regarding Material Hydrogen and his work to design materials to improve hydrogen production. 

Episode #5 ft. Eli Swai and Eric Beattie

Episode #5 ft. Eli Swai and Eric Beattie

Join us this week as we talk to Eli Swai and Eric Beattie! Eli Swai is a Junior here at WPI studying Chemical Engineering in her undergraduate program and Business Management for her graduate degree. She is currently working on a project about conducting science outreach to primary schools in her home country of Tanzania. Eric Beattie is Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Management. In this podcast he gives our listeners the inside scoop on the new academic building on campus!

Episode #4 ft. Dr. Winston Soboyejo and Dean Mimi Sheller

Episode #4 ft. Dr. Winston Soboyejo and Dean Mimi Sheller

Dr. Soboyejo is a renowned material scientist and engineer. He currently serves as WPI’s Dean of Engineering and Provost. In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with the Provost on his story and the importance of global collaboration. We also interact with the new Dean of WPI’s Global School, Dr. Mimi Sheller, to discuss her background and passion for global initiatives.

Episode #3 ft. Dr. Sarah Stanlick and Jack Baker

Episode #3 ft. Dr. Sarah Stanlick and Jack Baker

Dr. Sarah Stanlick speaks on the Global Problem Seminar, a two-term course that immerses first-year students into university-level research and introduces them to the project-based curriculum at WPI offered by WPI. We also speak with Jack Baker on Mental Health initiatives at WPI and the Mental Health Rally that occurred at WPI.

Episode #2 ft. Martin Burt and Raymond Magambo

Episode #2 ft. Martin Burt and Raymond Magambo

Dr. Martín Burt, a world-renowned social entrepreneur who has developed various anti-poverty and educational social innovations that are currently being implemented in five continents; talks in his new book “Who Owns Poverty”. Further, Raymond Magambo has built a mobile device application and web-based platform which allows bus passengers to book and purchase their bus tickets directly using their mobile money accounts called Ticketi Rafiki (friendly Ticket).

Episode #1 ft. President Leshin and Dean King

Episode #1 ft. President Leshin and Dean King

Talking with the President of WPI, Laure Leshin, and Dean Jean King on mindfulness. We also have included David Hinckley as he speaks on Pallyt, a new application that aims to solve the problems in building material procurement.

Past Podcasts

Race, Gender, the Body, and Art with Panmela Castro

Race, Gender, the Body, and Art with Panmela Castro

The Power of Women with Lois Gibbs

Bridging Art and Science with Ana Rewakowicz

Climate Journalism with Daniel Glick