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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1865 as Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science, coeducational in 1968.

Location:
Worcester, MA

Founding Date:
1865

Motto:
Lehr und Kunst

Enrollment:
3800

Official Website:
http://www.wpi.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Todd Akin
Politician
5-Jul-1947   Congressman from Missouri, 2001-13
Paul Allaire
Business
21-Jul-1938   Twice CEO of Xerox
George A. Cowan
Physicist
15-Feb-1920 20-Apr-2012 Founder, Santa Fe Institute
Michael J. Dolan
Business
c. 1953   Senior VP at Exxon Mobil
J. Geils
Guitarist
20-Feb-1946   Centerfold
Robert Goddard
Scientist
5-Oct-1882 10-Aug-1945 Father of modern rocketry
Dean Kamen
Inventor
5-Apr-1951   Segway pedestrian vehicle
Everett J. Lake
Politician
8-Feb-1871 16-Sep-1948 Governor of Connecticut, 1921-23
Windle B. Priem
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Korn/Ferry International, 1998-2001
James B. Sumner
Chemist
19-Nov-1887 12-Aug-1955 Crystallized enzymes
Ronald L. Zarrella
Business
1949   CEO of Bausch & Lomb, 2001-08

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William F. Durand
Engineer
5-Mar-1859 9-Aug-1958 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
John R. Freeman
Engineer
27-Jul-1855 6-Oct-1932 Charles River Dam
Albert Wallace Hull
Physicist
19-Apr-1880 22-Jan-1966 Inventor of the magnetron tube
Albert Kingsbury
Engineer
23-Dec-1863 28-Jul-1943 Kingsbury thrust bearing
Kenneth P. Ruscio
Educator
c. 1954   President, Washington and Lee University

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Thomas A. Corcoran
Business
c. 1945   Senior Advisor, Carlyle Group
Michael J. Dolan
Business
c. 1953   Senior VP at Exxon Mobil
Richard H. Gallagher
Engineer
17-Nov-1927 30-Sep-1997 Finite element method
Claire L. Gaudiani
Educator
1944   President, Connecticut College, 1988-2001
Windle B. Priem
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Korn/Ferry International, 1998-2001


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