Alumni

ALUMNI WEEKEND 2017

CELEBRATING ALL OF WPI'S AMAZING ALUMNI

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

First Woman to Graduate from WPI

Audrey Carlan ’57 earned a master’s degree in physics as WPI’s first female graduate student. She proudly received her honorary doctorate in May 2017 after being greeted by a standing ovation from her fellow graduates. 

Audrey Carlan '57 — 60 years later a dream is realized

The Power of Play

Long before she enrolled, WPI was a fixture in Anna Chase's life. The 2013 graduate shot hoops in the gym as a 12-year-old in basketball camp and displayed her projects in the Campus Center as a high school participant in regional science fairs. Her Great Problems Seminar in her first year provided her the opportunity to provide clean water for villages in Kenya. Little did she know that these experiences would assist her in engineering Star Wars toys for Hasbro after graduation.

Delivering Change

Majed Zambaraji '90 is out to challenge the models established by the big players in delivery service, along with the fundamental assumptions of the traditional courier industry. By leveraging new technologies and the nascent sharing economy, he plans to deliver a new model that will leave the others in the dust.

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     alumni-office@wpi.edu