Presentation and Celebration
This weeklong event is a festival of creativity and innovation. All graduate students and post doctoral fellows engaged in research or in course- or program-related capstone projects were encouraged to develop a 5 minute presentation and submit it for judge, peer, and faculty review. The 2021 dates were March 3-9, 2021.
On April 6, finalists in the research areas below will present their research during live Zoom presentations. Additionally, Data Science Graduate Qualifying Project Students will present via Zoom on May 7. Presentations are open to teh WPI community and judges. Visit the University Calendar for specific times and more details.
9:00am – 12:00pm
Data Science, Cybersecurity, and Computer Science
Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fire-Protection Engineering
Robotics Engineering, Cyberphysical Systems, Electrical and Computer Engineering
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Business and Social Science
Life Sciences and Bioengineering
Mathematical, Chemical, and Physical Sciences
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
May 7, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Data Science Graduate Qualifying Projects
True to its name, the Graduate Research Innovation Exchange is a marketplace where students across disciplines get to know each other and share discoveries and new ideas. It is also a great way to get feedback on research in-progress—input that can help students prepare for sharing their work down the line through papers and presentations.
Student presenters also receive input from attendees who are able to vote for People's Choice Awards for their favorite presentations.
The best presentations by master's, PhD, and post doctoral fellow candidates engaged in research in the categories of Mathematical, Chemical, and Physical Sciences; Business and Social Science; Data Science, Cybersecurity, and Computer Science; Life Sciences and Bioengineering; Robotics, Cyberphysical Systems, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences; and Aerospace, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Civil and Environmental, Fire-Protection Engineering are reviewed by a select panel of judges who decide which are worthy of competing in the finals on April 6, 2021. Winners from the finals round will receive cash prizes and certificates.
Judges may choose to present awards to MS candidates and PhD candidates based upon a number of criteria, including the quality and importance of the research itself, the clarity of the posters, and the students' ability to explain their work and answer the judges' questions. Awardees will receive cash prizes. Capstone entries are not eligible for awards.