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Arts & Sciences Week 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019 to Friday, September 20, 2019
8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Imagine, Innovate, Impact!

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monday, september 16
8:15 am - 9:30 am

Moon Landing: State of the Art & Sciences Faculty & Staff Breakfast and Dean's Presentation
Opening performance by WPI's Festival Chorus and welcome remarks by Provost Wole Soboyejo

Location: Odeum A/B

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Creative Minds, Innovative Spaces: A&S Faculty Lightning Talks
Opening performance by WPI acepella group, Ketones

Location: Foisie Amphitheatre

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Global Impact: The Latin American Experience

Faculty Lightning Round Research Presentations, Scholar Talks & Reception

Location: Odeum A/B

Scholar Talks: Carlos Abreu Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture, Texas State University; and Geri Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International & Public Affairs and Africana Studies, Brown University

Featured WPI Speakers: John Galante, Aarti S. Madan, Angel Rivera, William San Martin, Carlos Odria, Laureen Elgert, Courtney Kurlanska, Joe Aguilar, Andy Trapp

Reception at 5:00 pm with music by Carlos Odria, PhD, Ethnomusicologist and guitarist

7:00 pm

Karaoke Night at The Goat's Head

Pizza provided by the School of Art & Sciences

Tuesday, September 17
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Going Global in Latin America: Inaugural Latin American Studies Project Awards

This competition features the best IQP & HUA projects developed in project centers in Latin America, Central America, and the Caribbean during the 2018 -2019 academic year.

Location: Odeum A/B

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Artist's Way: Visual Art Design Showcase & Gallery Walk

Featured artists: Farley Chery, Charlie Roberts, Karen Royer, Joshua Rosenstock, Gillian Smith, Ralph Sutter, Marie Keller, Roshanok Bigonah, Ed Gutierrez, Adryen Gonzalez

Location: Foisie I& E Center, Foisie Amphitheatre, & Global Lab Mixed Reality Room

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Latin America Live + Reception

Introductory remarks by Panmela Castro, Brazilian grafiteira and performance artist

Featured artists:

  • Panmela Castro, Brazilian grafiteira & performance artist
  • Sheila del Bosque Trio
  • Mariana Pachon Puentes and Kit Zellerbach (live coding of music)

 Location: Foisie 203 & 205, Foisie Amphitheatre

Wednesday, September 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A&S Undergraduate Student Lightning Talks
Opening performance by WPI acapella group, Simple Harmonic Motion

Student presenters:

  • Joshua Driscoll, Biology & Biotechnology
  • Delainey O’Connor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Ching Wing Cheng, Computer Science
  • Sahil Nawab and Enyonam Edoh, Professional Writing/Biochemistry
  • Laura Staugler and Kayleigh Campbell, Mathematical SciencesModel”
  • Megan Varney, Physics
  • Floris Van Rossum, Robotics Engineering/Computer Science
  • Paul Pacheco, Environmental & Sustainability Studies
  • Alissa Ostapenko, Computer Science/Mathematical Sciences

Location: Campus Center ’46 Lounge - 1st floor

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Social Justice and Urban Design
Scholar talk by Yasar Adnan Adanali, Center for Spacial Justice

Location: Hagglund Conference Room

Thursday, September 19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Innovate Impact with Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle and Martin Burt, WPI Entrepreneur in Residence (Brown Bag Lunch)

Location: Chairman's Room

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Solve-a-Thon on Preventing Amazon Forest Fires

Location: Foisie I&E Center

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Eliminating the Idea of Waste:
A Great Minds Multiplied Lecture

Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle

Location: Kinnicut Hall (Salisbury Labs 115)

friday, september 20
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Come on In!: Gateway Park Laboratory Open House

Location: Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center, 60 Prescott St

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Innovation at the Forefront: A&S Graduate Student Lightning Talks

Location: Foisie Amphitheatre

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A&S Graduate Student Research Poster Session & Networking Event

Location: Foisie 2nd floor

Reception at 5pm in Foisie 203/205


Monday, September 16Tuesday, September 17Wednesday, September 18Thursday, September 19Friday, September 20
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