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.

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 (grad and undergrad)
  • Student-Led Tours

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

Rubin Campus Center Odeum

  • Craig Wills, Head of Computer Science
  • Laurie Leshin, President
  • Wole Soboyejo, Provost
  • Jean King, Dean of Arts & Sciences
  • Alumni Panelists

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

Rubin Campus Center Odeum

Tell Us About Yourself and If You Plan to Attend

Take a brief survey to tell us about yourself (whether or not you plan to attend).

Departmental History (List in Progress)

Photos and Artifacts

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