Traditions are what draw us in and pull us back. They are cherished and revered. They give us chills and create wonderful memories of times spent on campus. Upon them, many great things can be built. They create the tie that binds the entire WPI community—the students, faculty, staff and alumni.

As a WPI alum, you can be proud to count yourself among this illustrious group of innovative problem-solvers who are always breaking new ground, seeking better solutions, and creating positive change in the world.

You are part of a worldwide network of more than 37,000 alumni who live in more than 100 countries and are working in diverse fields and professions.

Alumni Calendar

Homeland FPE

Scott Ayers '99, '01 puts out fires before they start. As a manager in the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ayers is devising rules for the safe operation of open-flame, fuel-filled devices used at home by ordinary people. In addition to collaborating with industry and safety groups, he works directly with consumers whose children have been harmed by some of the devices under his portfolio.

GMO Gatekeeper

Melinda Belisle '08 is on a mission to defend how valuable genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, can be, despite the scorn that has been heaped on some agribusinesses’ GMO corporate practices. As a science and technology fellow with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she works in the office that regulates GMOs which include engineered plants made to flourish in parts of the world beset by drought, climate change, and pest infestations.


The Father of the Plan:
Bill Grogan '46

WPI's latest book, The Presiding Genius of the Place, explores the life of the late Bill Grogran '46, dean emeritus of undergraduate studies, whose influence and leadership forever changed WPI. 

Building the Hill Together

The Foisie Innovation Studio and Residence Hall, as pictured in this architectural rendering, is named to honor WPI's most generous benefactor, Robert A. Foisie '56—but it also pays homage to the university's growing tradition of philanthropy.

Every gift makes an impact.

Contact Us

The Alumni Relations team is located at Higgins House.

Phone 508-831-5600     Fax 508-831-5791