Faculty, staff, students, friends and community members are invited to the inaugural WPI Hall of Luminaries induction ceremony on Wednesday, November 1—one of the most inspirational events for the WPI community. The ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the WPI Sports and Recreation Center. Following the induction ceremony, join us for a reception and viewing of the WPI Hall of Luminaries Exhibit at 4:30 p.m. in the Rubin Campus Center, Upper Level.
The Hall of Luminaries celebrates WPI 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. Luminaries will be permanently honored in a public exhibit on the upper level of the Rubin Campus Center.
Inaugural Honorees for 2017
George I. Alden, 1926 (Hon.)*
John Boynton, Founder*
Curtis R. Carlson, PhD, 1967, 2006 (Hon.)
Robert H. Goddard, 1908*
William R. Grogan, 1946, 1949 MS, 1990 (Hon.)*
Dean Kamen, 1973, 1992 (Hon.)
Judith Nitsch, P.E., 1975, 2015 (Hon.)
David Norton, 1962
Stephen Salisbury II, Founder*
Ichabod Washburn, Founder*
Richard T. Whitcomb, 1943, 1956 (Hon.)*