Founded in 1958, the WPI Tech Old Timers is a social club for retired, and nearly retired, WPI alumni, faculty, staff and their spouse/guest. Speakers of broad interest bring this energetic group together on campus monthly during the academic year for friendship, learning, and lunch. Join us for a complimentary, first meeting!

Wednesday, September 6 - "Pete Seeger to Peter, Paul and Mary", Presented by Roger Tincknell - Music for all Ages

Wednesday, October 4 - University Address with WPI's Chairman of the Board, Jack Mollen

Wednesday, November 8 - "Backyard Birds" Presented by Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

Wednesday, December 6 - Holiday Music Performance by WPI Women's Chorus, Alden Voices 

Winter Break - No January Meeting

Wednesday, February 7 - Canceled Due to Inclement Weather "Hearts on Spinach" with WPI's Glenn Gaudette, Professor of Biomedical  Engineering

Wednesday, March 7 - "Electronic Voting Systems/Digital Forensics"  with WPI's Suzanne Mello-Stark, Associate Professor for Computer Science and CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service Program Manager

Tuesday, April 3 - "Nesting Dolls Around the World" Presented by the Museum of Russian Icons

Wednesday, May 2 - “Tinseltown Inventor: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr” Presented by Judith Kalaora, Historical Interpreter and Founder of History at Play

Location: Higgins House

Time:  9:45 Coffee Social / 10:30 Feature Presentation, followed by buffet lunch ($12pp)

WPI Tech Old Timers

The WPI Tech Old Timers know the importance of philanthropy and alumni engagement in the life of the university. They take a special interest in supporting various WPI student groups with a portion of their annual membership dues.

Membership dues are $15 per person annually. Please make checks payable to “Tech Old Timers” and mail to WPI, Office of Alumni Relations, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA. You may get more information or pay your dues in person at any Tech Old Timers meeting by talking with Barbara Sutherland, Membership Coordinator or contacting us at or 508.831.5600.

Executive Committee

  • Neil Norum, President (Retired WPI Staff)
  • Al Papianou '57, Vice President
  • Paula Delaney '75, Secretary
  • Merrill Spiller '51, Treasurer

Tech Old Timers Schedule

Our planning committee has selected a year of great presentations about WPI research and students, the Worcester community and so much more. We hope to see you soon!

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the Tech Old Timers follow the Worcester Public Schools. If Worcester schools are cancelled or delayed, the Tech Old Timers will not meet that day. Please call the Office of Alumni Relations, 508-831-5600, with questions.