Announcing 2024 Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) People’s Choice Award Winners


Office of the Provost

On Friday, February 16th, more than 60 Master’s and PhD candidates shared their innovative and purposeful research with the WPI community at the 2024 Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE). It was an exciting event that had the Rubin Campus Center Odeum buzzing with activity and engaged conversation. With over 100 attendees voting, the following students were the People’s Choice Award winners:

Jean-Yves Ekra Biology and Biotechnology
Rebecca Gilchrist Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fangzhou Lin Robotics Engineering
Madison Rennie  Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Reza Saadati Computer Science
Aabha Tamhankar Robotics Engineering

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who helped organize and support the event including Terri Camesano, Rory Flinn, Stacey Burton, Ellen Lincourt, Alex DeMello, the Events Office Staff and Facilities & Custodial Staff.