Women's Impact Network Grant Announcements

Saturday, March 23, 2024
10:00 am to 1:00 pm


WPI’s Women’s Impact Network (WIN) is a women-led philanthropic organization committed to the continuous advancement of women in STEM across WPI's local and global community. Through the generous support of WIN donors, WIN can grant funds to deserving students, faculty, and staff who are making a difference on and off campus through outreach, empowerment, educational, wellness, and mentorship initiatives.

All members of the WPI community are invited to join us on Saturday, March 23 to recognize this year’s WIN Impact Grant recipients and to see the impact of philanthropy first-hand by engaging with past and current-year grant recipients during a brunch reception. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet President Grace Wang and learn about her strategic priorities for the university.

Saturday, March 23, 2024
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Innovation Studio, WPI Campus

Light brunch will be served. Please register here in advance so that we may plan for your attendance.

Learn More About WIN

2024 Grant Recipients

Primary Applicant Constituent Grant Name
Francesca Bernardi Faculty- Assistant Professor - Mathematical Sciences Girls Talk Math at WPI: Expanding a free math and media camp to engage local girls and non-binary high school students
Stephen McCauley Faculty- Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Integrative and Global Studies Intersectional AI: An Artist-in-Residence Series Exploring the Social Implications of Emerging Technologies
Leithsa Dimanche Student, Class of 2024 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) National Annual Convention
Catherine Whittington Faculty- Assistant Professor - Biomedical Engineering Providing Wraparound Support for Extended Research and Professional Development Experiences for WPI LSAMP Scholars
Colleen Shaver Staff, Director Robotics Research Center Robotics is for Everyone
Elitumaini Swai Alumna, Class of 2023 Sayanssi Ambassadors - Global STEM Outreach Opportunity for WPI Women in STEM
Andrea Arnold Faculty- Assistant Professor Mathematical Sciences Sonia Kovalevsky Day: Mathematics Outreach Initiative for Middle School Girls
Tsitsi Masvawure Faculty- Assistant Professor - Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Supporting Menstrual Wellbeing and the Use of Sustainable Menstrual Products at WPI
Elke Rundensteiner Faculty Supporting Women in Data Science via the Women in Data Science Symposium: Foster- ing Diversity, Community, Mentorship, Outreach and Global Impact all in one!
Elizabeth DiLoreto Graduate Research Assistant- Biology and Biotechnology Women in STEM Book Club
Nicole Anterni
Director of Sponsorship & Events, Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs
Worcester Women in STEM Pathways Initiative 


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