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Global Innovation for Impact

Thursday, June 02, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm


WPI innovations are making a societal impact locally and globally. This virtual event provides a forum to foster conversations with academia, industry, and government partners on ways to collectively create value and advance economic impact. Hear from our students and faculty as they share their thought-provoking global innovations for the greater good.

Program includes: 

WPI Global Impact on Education
  • Eli Swai ’23, BS Chem Eng / MS Business Management, WPI 

Sayansi Ambassadors: hands-on STEM learning experience for primary school students in rural Tanzania

  • Annie Hughes 21‘, US-Namibia Fulbright Scholar 

STEM Ed Robotics Program – Physically Active Youth Organization

Discussion Moderator: Joe Doiron, Assistant Teaching Professor, Integrative & Global Studies; Co-Director of The Global Lab, Co-Director, Namibia Project Center

WPI Global Impact on Research
  • Greg Fischer, Professor of Robotics Engineering, Director of Practice Point Center

Open-source Medical Robotics Research with 30 Universities

  • Reisya Ichwani ’22, PhD Mechanical Engineering

Design Optimization of Spraying Solar Cells with Machine Learning

Discussion Moderator: Ellen Grant Piccioli, Director of Manufacturing Innovation, Office of the Vice Provost for Research

WPI Global Impact on Entrepreneurship
  • Fireside Chat with Raymond Magambo ‘21, Founder & CEO Global Light Company LTD

Tiketi Rafiki – E-Ticketing transforms bus transportation in Tanzania and opens doors to other digital business development growth opportunities

Discussion Moderator: Curtis Abel, Executive Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center


Event Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. 

Registration Deadline:
Thursday, June 2, 2022 9:00 am
Lusine Baghsarian