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The Month in Photos: April 2019

May 1, 2019

April was its typical blur of activity on the WPI campus, with everything from Project Presentation Day to QuadFest to a visit from Governor Baker. But before we move on to next month's festivities, let’s take a look back at what our community has been up to this month, courtesy of our talented staff photographers and videographers.

Larry Lucchino shakes hands with Laurie Leshin at a table with a WPI logo on it as they make the WPI/Red Sox partnership official.

Sweet Caroline, indeed—WPI announced its partnership with the Worcester Red Sox as their academic technology advisor, helping the club design and develop Polar Park, future home of the AAA team.

Visitors check out artwork at the annual ART | WPI show.

Gordon Library played host to the annual ART|WPI show, where members of the WPI community displayed their artwork. (Don’t worry, everyone’s ears remained attached).

Cancer survivors carry a "Survivors--Celebrating Life" banner around the indoor track during Relay for Life.

Organized by Colleges Against Cancer (which was recognized as Organization of the Year at this year's Student Recognition Awards Ceremony), over 1,100 members of the WPI community rallied together to raise over $146,000 at this year’s Relay for Life. In just 12 years, WPI's Colleges Against Cancer organization has raised just over $1 million dollars––including this year's efforts––for the American Cancer Society.

A close-up of an animatronic head.

This year’s Project Presentation Day featured senior work that was—wait for it—head and shoulders above the rest.

Charlie Baker visits PracticePoint and observes the PABI robot penguin.

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker recently visited WPI to announce that PracticePoint has been named as the state's first “sandbox” in a new grant program to help healthcare technology start-ups access tech development space.

A photo taken from behind the Proud Goat statue on the Quad at sunset.

We always try to keep campus as beautiful as possible, but sometimes nature just makes our job easy.

Recipients of student achievement awards pose with their awards in front of a WPI banner.

Standout WPI students were honored at the Student Recognition Awards Ceremony for their achievements in and out of the classroom.

The panel during the women's writers event addresses a full crowd.

The words flowed at the annual Women Authors Evening, which featured a panel including Hank Philippi Ryan, Carrie Johnson, Margot Livesey, and Anita Diamant (who had stopped by a travel writing class earlier in the day to workshop student essays).

Attendees and participants gather in the Odeum for the Graduate Research Innovation Exchange, where grad students show off their research through poster presentations.

The WPI community came out in full force to support and learn more about the research being done by graduate students at this year’s Graduate Research Innovation Exchange.

The Women's Rowing team gathers for a photo to celebrate their NEWMAC championship win.

The Women's Rowing team made history, winning the program's first NEWMAC championship on April 27.

Hop in the DeLorean and go back to when Jean King, Doug Petkie, Jennifer Rudolph, Craig Shue, Steven Taylor, and Alex Wyglinski gathered to discuss the future role of 5G technology as part of the Critical Conversations series.

WPI chemical engineering professor Michael Timko with a sample of isobutanol. He is helping develop a novel process that may offer a more economical way to make the biofuel. alt
WPI chemical engineering professor Michael Timko with a sample of isobutanol. He is helping develop a novel process that may offer a more economical way to make this promising biofuel, which could be used as a gasoline additive or replacement.

Chemical engineering professor Mike Timko is part of a research team developing a process to produce isobutanol, which could be a replacement for gasoline and other fossil fuels.

Attendees of the 50th anniversary of the Department of Computer Science look back on the history of the department in poster form.
The Men's Rowing team on the lake.

The Men's Rowing team earned second place at the Baker Cup on April 21.

End of Year 2019

Water balloons to watermelons, boat races to Big Shows—man, the goats are nonstop. Take a look back at what was one fantastic year.