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In Touch with Tech, Part Two

Friday, May 20, 2022
2:00 pm


Inclusive of short classes, demonstrations, and panels and roundtable discussions hosted by faculty, students, and alumni, tours and building open houses. More information available on campus during the weekend. 

PM Sessions Only

Messenger Hall Open House, Messenger Hall

Studying Fire Characteristics using Cone Calorimeter, 50 Prescott Street

Cone calorimeter is a device used to study the fire behavior of condensed phase materials. A sample of Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) will be burnt in a cone calorimeter and its fire behavior will be demonstrated.

Human-Computer Interaction Lab, Fuller, B16

What will computing look like in the future? In our lab, we explore the interdisciplinary field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with a focus on emerging interaction modalities (e.g. brain-computer interfaces, mixed reality, touch-sensitive fabrics, in-air gestures), often applying machine learning methods to develop intelligent interfaces. We design, build and evaluate novel interaction paradigms that make humans more effective, while also exploring real-world problems in various domains (e.g. education, accessibility, family well-being, safety-critical domains).


Offered in Both Sessions

BETC Review, 50 Prescott Street

Tour BETC space and provide topics on various trainings performed within.

Practice Point Open House, 50 Prescott Street

Explore some of the medical robotics labs and learn about projects.

Archives & Special Collections Open House, Gordon Library, Archives

Join the WPI Archives & Special Collections team to learn more about their work and get a behind the scenes tour of the Fellman Dickens Reading Room, Processing Areas, and Archival storage.  Visitors can also enjoy our current exhibit "Taming an Element:  WPI and Fire Protection Engineering" and learn more about WPI History, our world-class Charles Dickens collections, and our other unique resources that support our innovative teaching methods.

Reducing Injuries with Tunable Nonlinear Spring Systems in Shoes, Innovation Studio, 205

Share the work that has been done to develop shoes designed to help prevent ACL injuries; series of MQPs on this work (40+ students over the years); it has now morphed into a startup, and they have their first prototypes.

Admissions Drop-In Center, Bartlett Center

Swing by the Bartlett Center to meet staff in the Undergraduate Admissions Office. We are here to answer any questions you might have.

Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy Drop-In Center, Bartlett Center

OSAFL will be on hand and available for questions alum and guests may have. Leads for OSAFL will be: Mike DiRuzza, Bridget Bouges and/or Jackie Hayes. We will have team members on hand to answer questions.

Campus Tours, Bartlett Center

Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Get to Know the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education and our Spaces, 19 & 20 Schussler Rd.

Visit the OASIS Multicultural Center (20 Schussler Rd) and the Collegiate Religious Center (19 Schussler Rd. We will answer any questions related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, and our upcoming strategic initiatives, at WPI.

Makerspace 3D Printing and Prototyping Exhibit, Innovation Studio, 119

Meet members of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Makerspace community, learn about 3D printing and other prototyping tools, and marvel at amazing items made by students, including a life-size Gompei the Goat! Chat with several WPI students who created these masterpieces and discover how they are leveraging this technology to bring their ideas to life at the Makerspace.

Kaven Hall Open House, Kaven Hall

Explore newly renovated Kaven Hall.


This session is also offered in the morning. View the morning session.

Ticket Price: FREE


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Registration Deadline:
Sunday, May 15, 2022 11:59 pm
Office of Lifetime Engagement
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