CITY OF WORCESTER
Education and College/University Relations Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Convened: 6:05 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:40 P.M.
Konstantina B. Lukes
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Kathleen M Toomey |
|Councilor Dennis L Irish |
|Councilor Joffrey A Smith |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey|
Councilor Gary Rosen
Councilor Joffrey A. Smith arrieved at 6:55 P.M.
|Also:||Timothy McGourty, Director of Economic Development|
Assistant City Clerk Lisa M. Thomas, clerk
Communication of the City Manager
Transmitting informational communication regarding the Five-Year Financial Plan for the Worcester Public Schools.
# 37A CM November 28, 2006
Order of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey and Mayor Timothy P. Murray request the City Council's Standing Committee on Education and College/University Relations to invite representatives of WPI to a meeting of the Standing Committee to discuss the various impacts that the expansion of the graduate school programs at WPI will have on the areas of the Worcester community that are in proximity to the expanding WPI/Gateway Technology Park neighborhood.
# 9d CC December 19, 2006
Linda Carre Looft, Assistant Vice President, Government Community Relations, WPI
Mark P. Bilotta, Chief Executive Officer, Colleges of Worcester Consortium, Inc.
Armand C. Carriere, Executive Director, Worcester UniverCity Partnership
Order of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey, Councilor Frederick C. Rushton & Mayor Timothy P. Murray request the City Council's Standing Committee on Education and College/University Relations to invite representatives of WPI to a meeting of the Standing Committee to elaborate concerning the benefits that the Worcester community will reap as a result of the announcement that a four-year degree program in Robotics is to be introduced in 2007. Further, request City Council's Standing Committee on Education & College/University Relations also invite Worcester Public School officials. Further, request City Council's Standing Committee on Education & College/University Relations request Worcester Polytechnical Institute and the Worcester Business Development Corporation establish a Council on Robotics.
# 9c CC December 19, 2006
David Cyganski, Ph.D., West Hadden Professor, WPI
Dr. Cyganski presented a PowerPoint Presentation and Robotics video pertinent to Robotics
Mark P. Bilotta presented a chart pertaining to Colleges of Worcester Consortium Facts 2006-2007
Request City Manager work with the UniverCity Partnership, Colleges of Worcester Consortium, Inc. and the Worcester City Council's Standing Committee on Education and College/University Relations for the purpose of providing a report to the City Council identifying job opportunities involving robotics in the City .
Request City Manager request the Director of the Economic Development work with the Colleges of Worcester Consortium to add more information to attached fact chart concerning members of the consortium for Higher Education.
Request City Manager request the Director of Technical Services place the Robotics video presented by Dr. David Cyganski on the City's website.