The Month in Photos: April 2023
April showers don’t just bring May flowers—at WPI, they’re also responsible for ushering in new presidents, for athletics achievements, for groundbreaking research work, and for awards as we start wrapping up the academic year. See what the WPI community was up to just before Commencement season in May.
The WPI community welcomed hundreds of families to campus for one of three Accepted Student Days, giving newly accepted students the chance to explore WPI firsthand.
It’s only fitting that the Lorax made an appearance during one of the many events held on campus in honor of Earth Month; after all, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
WPI researcher Tian Guo was awarded a prestigious $657,776 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to develop novel software techniques that will improve the performance and privacy of mobile augmented reality systems.
Remember when Frank Almeida ’24 was named as a marrow donor match in 2021 after the WPI football team’s Be the Match bone marrow drive? Well, their efforts to find another match continued this year—along with Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon, the team hosted its annual registry drive on the Quad.
The Lavender Commencement Ceremony honored the countless achievements and contributions of LGBTQIAP+ Students at WPI.
Looking for your next read? Check out some work from the authors who were spotlighted during the Women Authors Evening hosted by WPI. The event honored the life and legacy of Ginger Navickas, long-time Director of Domestic Violence Services at YWCA Central Massachusetts and a lifetime advocate for women, with proceeds benefiting YWCA’s Domestic Violence Services Program.
The annual Black Student Union Fashion Show continued to be a hit with students, offering an exciting night of fashion, music, and performances.
Outstanding student leadership and efforts that have significantly impacted campus life were honored and celebrated during the annual Student Recognition Awards. Here, members of the National Society of Black Engineers pose with their award after being named Organization of the Year.
WPI researcher Kristen Billiar was awarded $429,456 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how stretching and blood flow can inhibit or encourage cardiovascular cells to populate and grow in tissue-engineered heart valves.