Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Helping to Make Math “Graspable,” WPI Researchers Guide Design of Algebra Tool for Students and Teachers

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Helping to Make Math “Graspable,” WPI Researchers Guide Design of Algebra Tool for Students and Teachers. “Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have received a $185,085 subcontract for the second phase of design development and testing of Graspable Math, a digital platform that helps students learn algebra…. Students have traditionally worked algebraic equations by making notations on paper, but Graspable Math puts algebra onto tablet and laptop screens. Students click on or swipe numbers and symbols to solve equations and get instantaneous feedback on their actions, while teachers can monitor their work.”

EurekAlert: Next-generation big data analytics tools will make sense of streaming data in real time

EurekAlert: Next-generation big data analytics tools will make sense of streaming data in real time . “With a three-year, $499,753 grant from the National Science Foundation, Elke Rundensteiner, professor of computer science and director of WPI’s Data Science Program, is leading a team of computer science and data science students that is building a next-generation event trend analysis tool known as SETA (Scalable Event Trend Analytics). This open-source software will be used not just to find patterns in real-time, high-volume data streams (“data in motion”), but to analyze those patterns and make sense of them on the fly for just-in-time decision making.”

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: WPI’s Jazz History Database Scores Archive of Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Trombonist

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: WPI’s Jazz History Database Scores Archive of Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Trombonist. “When assistant teaching professor Rich Falco invited two jazz experts to address his Jazz History Database class last year, little did he know it would lead to WPI’s acquiring the archive of a jazz heavyweight. In a major coup for the database that Falco founded, internationally acclaimed jazz trombonist Roswell Rudd’s massive archive of work—audio, video, and print—is being donated so that everyone will be able to hear the music of a man the New York Times called ‘a central figure in the avant-garde jazz scene of the 1960s and ’70s.’”

The Gardner News: WPI, Worcester Historical Museum team up on Digital Worcester

The Gardner News: WPI, Worcester Historical Museum team up on Digital Worcester. “The Worcester Historical Museum is bursting with fascinating information about the city’s past, but in this modern age, the internet serves as the data portal to the masses. In a partnership with Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Department of Humanities and Arts, the collective archives of the institutions are being digitized for public consumption.”

Women Also Know Stuff: Making Voices Heard (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

New-to-me, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Women Also Know Stuff: Making Voices Heard. “The organization Women Also Know Stuff (WAKS) began last year as a nationwide effort to promote political scientists; the kind who just happen to be female. The group’s founders discovered an underrepresentation of women in political science panels (called ‘manels’ on the WAKS Twitter feed), syllabi, editorial boards, and the like. So they set about doing something about it: establishing a national online database of female political scientists, maintaining an active Twitter presence and moving the needle more toward female political science experts.”