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 38,000 alumni who live in more than 100 countries and are working in diverse fields and professions.
[WPI Legacy] Stratouly Family
There are nine academic degrees among four Stratouly siblings, and seven of them are from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The family had a presence at WPI for 18 years—from 1970 when the eldest enrolled, to 1988 when the youngest received her PhD. But it wasn’t fealty to family or university that brought the brothers and sisters to Worcester. Rather, they followed their own paths and made their education uniquely their own—with the exception of one endeavor where they stood in lockstep: crew.
Joshua Resnick ’01: Driven to Do Good
Some 34 million semi trucks—also known as tractor-trailers or 18 wheelers—are currently in operation across the United States, hauling more than 10 billion tons of goods every year. In 2016 commercial trucks used 38.8 billion gallons of diesel fuel, at a cost of nearly $90 billion. And while trucking is a vital element in the national and world economy, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, medium- and heavy-duty trucks are also responsible for spewing 470 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year—a number that has nearly doubled over the last two decades.
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.