August 19, 2013

WPI Forges Ahead After Berkey’s Departure

During his nine-year tenure at the helm of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dennis Berkey was lauded for guiding the school through a growth spurt that saw the construction of eight new buildings, a 57-percent increase in student enrollment and the addition of new academic programs, including the country’s first robotics engineering degree. … Dr. Windham-Bannister said that under Berkey’s leadership, WPI was active in workforce development programs, including the Biomanufacturing Educational Technology Center, which was launched at WPI’s newly completed second building at Gateway Park, and whose building was aided by a a $6.6 million grant from the MLSC.