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Symptom Tracker Now Available

Beginning on August 24, any employees and students who will be coming to campus (at all) in A- or B-Term are required to complete the Symptom Tracker daily, even if they’ll be working or taking classes remotely for that particular day. Check out the website for more information on the tracker and how its use will help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

Return to Campus Video Series

Have questions about how the residential student move-in process will work? Want to see how our facilities team is keeping the campus sanitized and clean? WPI’s return to campus video series gives you a sneak peek at changes on campus until you can see them for yourself in person. Stay tuned for more videos as the fall semester approaches.

Welcoming the Community Back to Campus

The new academic year will be driven by a central focus on academic flexibility (through TechFlex, which reimagines when, where, and how we teach and learn) and personal responsibility (through additional safety requirements and cleaning protocols, as well as the reconfiguring of campus to allow for social distancing) as we work to keep #WPITogether.

Latest Stories

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WPI's new respiratory clinic
September 23, 2020
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Janet Begin Richardson receives the Goat’s head Award for Lifetime Commitment to WPI
September 22, 2020

Community Announcements

September 29, 2020
Diversity & Inclusion
September 29, 2020
Facilities Office
September 29, 2020
Parents, Dean of Students
University Magazine

From the WPI Journal: Eric Soederberg ’83

Eric Soederberg ’83 stands at the helm of Sunrise Labs, a medical product development company whose innovations are changing and saving lives. After years of dreaming his dreams, he’s discovered that the impact he wants to have on the world isn’t limited to the things he makes, but also in how he treats the people with whom he makes them. Discover more in the summer issue of the WPI Journal.

Research News

A Record Year for Research

After being awarded a record $56 million in government, corporate, and private funding for their work during the 2020 fiscal year, WPI researchers are continuing their work remotely, as well as resuming work on campus. Read more about last year’s accomplishments, and sign up for the research newsletter for the latest in all things WPI research.

Featured Faculty

Emmanuel O. Agu

Emmanuel Agu

Professor-Computer Science

Emmanuel Agu is currently an associate professor in the computer science department at WPI having received his Masters and PhD in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research interests are in the areas of computer graphics, mobile computing, and wireless networks. He is especially interested in research into how to use a smartphone as a platform to deliver better healthcare.

Pamela  Weathers

Pamela Weathers


Prof. Weathers is an internationally recognized expert on Artemisia annua and artemisinin, having worked with the plant and its phytochemicals including the antimalarial drug, artemisinin, for >25 years. She is a Fellow of AAAS and SIVB, won many awards, given many national and international presentations, reviews manuscripts for many journals and proposals for many national and international funding agencies. She is an Associate Editor for two journals. Her lab was the first to genetically transform A. annua.

Marsha Whitney Rolle

Marsha Rolle

Associate Professor

In my research laboratory at WPI, teams of graduate and undergraduate students collaborate with researchers at WPI and the University of Massachusetts Medical School to design, fabricate, culture and analyze cell-based engineered vascular tissue.

Campus in Photos

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A red banner reading "Last I heard the goats are back in town!!!" hanging from Earle Bridge.
...and we're so excited to welcome you back!

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Students cross Earle Bridge during this year's bridge crossing tradition.
While this year's bridge crossing looked different than those in the past, we're glad to have still had the chance to share this time-honored tradition with the Class of 2024.


A small group of four students play a socially-distanced game of spikeball on the Quad.
Students have taken to the Quad for games and to relax with friends after classes.

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Gompei the Goat wears a red and white striped shirt and a red mask while flashing thumbs up.
Don't forget, WPI community—be like Gompei, and wear a face covering!

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A heart made out of blue sticky notes designed on the window of a residence.
Sometimes the simplest messages are the most effective in reminding us that we're not alone, and we're in it #WPITogether.

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