Family Weekend 2017: Family College Session III

Saturday, September 23, 2017
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm

Choose from one of the educational sessions offered.
Feel free to attend with your student.

The science behind an effective herbal antibiotic -  Higgins Labs 218                                                                                                                               Professor Pam Weathers, Biology and Biotechnology                                                                                                                                         Artemisia annua (sweet annie, sweet wormwood) is an effective medicinal herb with use that dates back 2,000 years via the Chinese. This plant produces artemisinin the current best treatment against malaria. However, oral consumption of the dried leaves of the plant are proving far more effective than the pure drug in treating malaria, even artemisinin drug resistant malaria.  This talk will show how science is being used to help explain how this plant is indeed so much more powerful that the pure drug in treating malaria and potentially many other artemisinin-susceptible infectious diseases.                                                                                                                                       

 “Greek 101: What You Need to Know About Your Student Joining a Fraternity or Sorority” Salisbury Labs 115                                                          Caitlin Donlan, Assistant Director for Greek Life and Programming                                                                                                                   Christine Kobza, Associate Director for Greek Life and Community Service                                                                                                            With over 33% of the WPI student body being affiliated with a fraternity or sorority, your student may have expressed interest in joining a Greek organization. Join us for the opportunity to learn more information about the WPI Greek Community and have  your questions answered regarding recruitment, membership, housing, etc.

Benefits of Co-ops and Internships ~ Olin Hall 107                                                                                                                                           Stefan Koppi, Executive Director of the Career Development Center                                                                                                                          Join the Career Development Center and selected company representatives, and the WPI Co-op Ambassadors to learn about the benefits, opportunities, and what you need to do as you pursue co-ops and internships here at WPI. A brief presentation by a Co-op employer and students will be followed by questions and answers. 


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