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May19 - 22
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Whether you’ve been a regular visitor to campus, or haven’t been back since you graduated, Alumni Weekend is the perfect time to reminisce about your time as student and make new memories.
Maisel Diaz sits in front of a desktop computer screen and speaks into a microphone in an office setting.
University Magazine

A Hunger Satisfied

Once a poor teenager with bold, steadfast dreams, Misael Diaz ’10 defined his own destiny in myriad ways starting in his hometown of La Romana, Dominician Republic to Worcester, Mass., before he found success as an entrepreneur and leadership coach. Read more in the Spring 2022 issue of the WPI Journal, and explore the rest of the issue.

From left, Jane Li, Cagdas Onal, Yunus Telliel, and Jeanine Skorinko
Research News

Humanoid Nursing Robots Could Help Medical Staff Care for Patients

Inspired by healthcare needs during the pandemic, Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering Jane Li is leading a team of researchers on a project to develop advanced remote-controlled humanoid nursing robots that can help medical workers care for patients in quarantine or isolation.

Faculty Profiles

Catherine Faye Whittington

Catherine F. Whittington

Assistant Professor

My research focuses on combining bio-instructive biomaterials with cells to design 3D tissue-engineered platforms for regenerative medicine, disease modeling, improved predictability of therapeutic outcomes, and as translatable technologies for clinic and industry.

Elke A. Rundensteiner

Elke Rundensteiner

Professor

As founding Director of the interdisciplinary Data Science program here at WPI, I take great pleasure in doing all in my power to support the Data Science community in all its facets from research collaborations, new educational initiatives to our innovative Graduate Qualifying projects at the graduate level.

Raghvendra V. Cowlagi

Raghvendra V. Cowlagi

Associate Professor

Autonomous vehicles – aircraft, cars, rovers, over- and underwater vehicles that can move in the real world by themselves without human pilotage – have gained immense importance not only due to the broad spectrum of their potential military and civilian applications, but also due to the concurrent development of sensor technology and embedded systems that enable the realization of true autonomy.

Campus in Photos

A graduate offers a high five while crossing the commencement stage.
High fives abounded during the undergraduate Commencement ceremony this past Saturday.
A graduate wearing "GRAD" glasses holds up her diploma in one hand and a grad sign in the other.
Break out the glasses and celebrate those who earned their master's and doctoral degrees!
An ROTC graduate poses for a photo with family.
21 cadets of the Army, Air Force, and Space Force ROTC were commissioned as officers in the U.S. military during the Worcester Consortium of Colleges ROTC Corps Joint Service Commissioning Ceremony.
Band members perform outside of Harrington Auditorium.
What's the baccalaureate ceremony without a little music?
A child sits on a man's shoulders and cheers during a commencement ceremony.
Cheers could be heard from all over Boynton Hill as even the youngest Commencement attendees celebrated the graduates' accomplishments.
This weekend also marked Laurie Leshin's last Commencement as President of WPI before becoming Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

WPI Expert Database

Faculty members and senior administrators are available to offer ideas, opinions, analysis, and commentary on issues ranging from higher education to current events, trending topics, and breaking news.

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Tech News

Tech News (formerly known as The Towers) is WPI’s student-run weekly newspaper covering the latest local, national, and international news; community events; campus activities; and issues impacting WPI students. It is one of the oldest recognized student groups on campus. New issues are available on Tuesdays both digitally and in newsstands across campus.

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