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Founded in 1958, the WPI Tech Old Timers is a social organization for retired, and nearly retired, WPI alumni, faculty, staff and their spouse/guest. Speakers of broad interest bring this energetic group together monthly during the academic year for friendship, entertainment, and continued learning. New members always welcome.

Tech Old Timers is looking to the future! Completing its 64th year in business, Tech Old Timers is requesting your input to assist us in serving the social and programming needs for years ahead. Complete this brief survey !

Organizational or Program Inquiries? / 508.831.5606


In-Person programs are held on campus or the Worcester community on a weekday during business hours (times may differ).

Virtual programs are held on Zoom. Create your free, personal account on Zoom to join us (  Registrants Will Receive a Zoom Link Via Email.
Virtual Program Time:  1:45pm Business Meeting / 2:00pm Feature Presentation / 3:00pm Social


Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - In-Person, 4:00-6:00pm; Preservation Worcester's Private Exhibition of Urban Blue and Green Space, WPI Student Engagement Opportunity, and Lecture by WPI Professor Joseph Cullon
This program registration is closed.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021  - Virtual on Zoom: Maine's Acadia National Park, and Montana's Glacier National Park IQP Project Presentation, featuring Professor and Project Center Director, Frederick Bianchi and student teams. 
This program registration is closed.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - Virtual on Zoom: "Songalong" - Realizing the potential for virtual musical collaborations during the pandemic, two artistic alumni co-founded an ensemble platform for synchronizing choral productions. Hear their story, and enjoy musical arrangements!
This program registration is closed.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - Virtual on Zoom: USS Constitution tour and discussion by WPI alumnus, and 76th Commander of the USS Constitution, John Benda '01.
This program registration is closed.

Wednesday, February 02, 2022 - WPI Student Presentation: MQP Team Research/Production of Partial Hand Prosthetic
This program registration is closed.

Wednesday, March 02, 2022 - In Person: Tech Old Timers Social and Open House; 10:00-11:30am at Higgins House
This program registration is closed.

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 - In Person: Tour of WPI's Gordon Library Archives and Featured Exhibit: Taming the Element - History of Fire Protection in Worcester. Transportation between Park Avenue garage and Gordon Library provided. 10:00-11:30 at WPI Gordon Library Archives
This program registration is closed.

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 - In Person: New England Stone Walls - Join us to see award-winning author, write and producer, Kevin Gardner, in action as he builds a stone wall during his presentation on the history of New England-style stone walls. and the philosophy of building, repairing, and restoration of walls, including landscaping placement.  10:30am - 12:30pm at WPI Higgins House
Learn More and Register Here for May 4





Worcester Red Sox and Polar Park Sneak Peek

Turn Back Time Education Center, Yurt Village Tour; and Farm Stay IQP Project Center Presentation

The Practice of Mindfulness, and the Science Behind It

Uncovering Viking-Age Combat: Strange Science?

Celebrating Student Success, and the Impact of Alumni Engagement

Creativity in Engineering Leads WPI Alumni to the Grammys

A Revolution of Her Own! Deborah Sampson, Performance by Judith Kalaora, Educator, Actress and Living Historian

The Salisbury Gardens and Greenhouses, Presented by Jim Welu, Director Emeritus of the Worcester Art Museum

Holiday Music Program, Performance by WPI's Simple Harmonic Motion and Jazz Ensemble

Athletic Sports Shoe Development for ACL, Knee and Ankle Injury Prevention, WPI Student Group

PracticePoint: Advancing Healthcare Through Cyber-Physical Systems, WPI's Gregory Fischer


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, and support student groups and speaker honoraria. Please make checks payable to “Tech Old Timers” and mail to WPI, Office of Lifetime Engagement, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA, 01609.

Executive Committee

  • Neil Norum, President (WPI Staff, Retired)
  • Joe Ribeiro '58, Vice President
  • Paula Delaney '75, Secretary
  • Allen Levesque '59, Treasurer

Tech Old Timers Celebrate 60 Years

TOTs 60th Anniversary
TOTs 60th Anniversary
TOTs 60th Anniversary
TOTs 60th Anniversary
TOTs 60th Anniversary
TOTs 60th Anniversary

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the Tech Old Timers follow the Worcester Public Schools. If Worcester schools are canceled or delayed, the Tech Old Timers in-person programs will not meet that day. Please call the Office of Lifetime Engagement with inquiries - 508-831-5600.