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Computer Science 50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, March 16, 2019

A Celebration of WPI Computer Science @ 50 Years

In 1968, Norm Sondak was hired as Head and the first Professor of Computer Science at WPI. In 1969, the first Computer Science degree (MS, with BS first offered in 1970). Based on these events we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the WPI Computer Science in the 2018-19 academic year by inviting all faculty, staff and students who have contributed to its 50 years.

The primary celebration event will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Here is the planned schedule. Additional details and events will be added.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm Faculty/Alumni Social and Reunion

Foisie Innovation Studio, 2nd Floor

  • Check-In & Registration
  • Historical Displays
  • Student Posters 

4:00pm - 5:30pm Panel, WPI CS Past, Present and Future

Rubin Campus Center Odeum

5:30pm - 7:00pm Social and Reception

Rubin Campus Center Odeum


Thursday, March 14, 2019


Come see Professors Charlie Roberts and Gillian Smith perform in an Algorave on Thursday, March 14 in Worcester. More details here. Information about live coding here.


Tell Us About Yourself and Who Has Made an Impact on You

Complete a brief questionaire to tell us about yourself and who has made an impact on you (whether or not you plan to attend).


Planning to Attend

In addition to current faculty and staff, former faculty such as Steve Alpert, Bob Kinicki, Dave Brown and Stan Selkow are planning to attend.

Many alumni have already registered and indicated they will attend. See a partial list of alumni planning to attend.  We're also happy for attendees who have not pre-registered.


Departmental History


Photos and Artifacts

We are currently collecting them, but please send us more.


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Registration Deadline:
Friday, March 15, 2019 12:00 pm