Friday, February 1, 2013
Congrats to these students.
Submitted by readMedia for WPI The following Northborough residents were among 1,337 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the university's Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2012 semester: William Frankian is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. Molly Lellman is a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering. Michael Strickland is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. Ryan Lang is a freshman majoring in engineering. Zhuohao Ling is a freshman majoring in chemical engineering. The criteria for the WPI Dean's List differs from most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean's List by the amount of work completed at the A level in …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Northborough, Shrewsbury, Westborough and Marlborough all have teams (and there are a lot of them) at this weekend's huge robot competition at WPI.
Robots and their builders are spending the weekend at WPI, competing in competitions that show off everything from how well the robot balances to how well it can shoot a basket. This annual FIRST competition draws hundreds of students from across the state, including teams from Northborough, Marlborough, Westborough and Shrewsbury. On Friday, the "place was packed like sardines." Thanks to Marty Lutrell and Ken Stafford from WPI for feeding Patch updates and photos on BattleCry.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Schools from the Northeast bring their autonomous and remote-controlled robots to compete in shooting basketballs and balancing on Teeter-Totters.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
FRC 1100, FRC 157, FRC 467 and FRC 4048 are competing this weekend, with robots. We don't know what those numbers mean, either. Until a model reaches R2D2 or C3PO status, it's hard to remember what it is. But we do know that students from Northborough, Marlborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough high schools will join 48 robotics teams from throughout the Northeast to compete in the 13th Annual BattleCry Robotics Competition at WPI in Worcester on May 18 and 19. They'll see which robots can shoot basketballs the best, balance on a Teeter-Totter or balance. Spectators this year watch autonomous and remote-controlled robots shoot basketballs into a series of hoops at either end of a 54-foot-long field. At the end of each two-minute, 15-second …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The FIRST Robotics team demonstrated one of its creations at the library on Wednesday.
Robots are cool, and they're getting more intricate and advanced. Ken Stafford and members of the FIRST Robotics Team from WPI introduced one of its "members" to teens at the library on Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Robots at the library, wine tastings at Bistro Limoncello and other things you need to know.
1. Robots take over the library tonight, at 6 p.m., as WPI students demonstrate robots during this program appropriate for teens in grades 5-12. 2. It's Wine Tasting Wednesday at Bistro Limoncello. Enjoy a four-course dinner and wines supplied by Julio's Liquors. Be sure to make reservations. 3. Learn some interesting facts about the continent Antarctica, and enjoy a "cool" snack after your fact quiz at Antarctica Food and Facts, taking place at the Northborough Free Library. 4. The young ones get a chance to grab the mic at Kids Karaoke, which takes place at JJ's every Wednesday. 5. Know a kid who's a whiz? That would be a Whiz Kid, and there are plenty of 'em in town. We want to know about them, and we want to write about them.