The WPI Hall of Luminaries celebrates Worcester Polytechnic Institute and its long history of theory and practice by honoring the individuals who have brought about the most extraordinary accomplishments to society. The inductees are members of the WPI community who have achieved the pinnacle of their professions or have made exceptional contributions to humanity or to their field. The inductees are honored in a public exhibit on the third floor of the Rubin Campus Center.

Congratulations to our 2019 Luminaries

Joseph Adams, Class of 1975

Robert Beckett, Class of 1957, Hon. 2013

Harold Black, Class of 1921, Hon. 1955*

George Cowan, Class of 1941, Hon. 2002*

Howard Freeman, Class of 1940, Hon. 1996*

Scott Harris,Class of 1982

Milton Higgins*

Debora Jackson, Class of 1989 MS, 2000 MS

Charles Thompson, Founder*

Emory Washburn, Founder*



Join us in celebrating these luminaries!

Thursday, October 24

Induction Ceremony, 3:00 p.m.

Rubin Campus Center, Odeum

Exhibit Viewing and Reception, 4:30 p.m.

Odeum Lobby