September 22, 2022

The goats are back in town! From the Bridge Crossing and move-in day to IQP and summer research presentations, campus was buzzing with activity as A-Term 2022 began. The academic year is just getting started, and as we get back into the swing of things, revisit some of the biggest campus happenings in August with the latest edition of Month in Photos.

Research is in WPI's DNA. During the summer, undergraduate students were able to participate in paid research programs, putting the knowledge acquired from classes into practice.


Forget about when pigs fly … Hunter Carey ’24 showed what happens when goats do with a diving touchdown catch in a 58-21 victory over Worcester State during the Engineers’ season opener.


The women’s volleyball team started off their game with a cheer, and by the end, had even more to celebrate: their home opener not only saw them sweep Husson and SUNY Delhi, but gave Cailyn Straubel her first two victories as the team’s new head coach.


New academic year, new Morgan Dining Hall!


WPI students on Mount Desert Island in Maine reached new heights while working with sponsors from Acadia National Park for their Interactive Qualifying Project (some groups even took the sentiment literally, presenting their IQP work from the top of a mountain in the park).


Though the High-Power Rocketry Club’s entry into the 2022 Spaceport America Cup blew up a little less than halfway to its 10,000-foot goal this past summer, the team cites its failure as valuable as any trophy and, according to team captain Kevin Schultz ’23, “it's part of the whole discovery process … it’s a lot like solving a mystery, and as engineers, we really do enjoy that.”


Check out the Summer 2022 issue of the WPI Journal ... with alumni stories, faculty snapshots, and profiles of current students, it's a great way to learn about the accomplishments of the WPI community and the roots of our university.


New Student Orientation gave incoming students the chance to make connections with their peers, upperclass advisors, and faculty while familiarizing themselves with campus.


Move-in Day is a special moment to meet new friends, and these students wasted no time, meeting up for some FIFA to get to know each other on day one.


Sun, families helping students, and dogs delivering smiles on the Quad—could Move-In Day be any better?


Frontiers participants spent the summer exploring not only STEM and the humanities through hands-on classes and labs, but WPI’s campus as well.


High school students formed part of the WPI community during summer! At the CS Launch Summer Camp, they worked in teams and explored the use of technology and the issues that derive from it to grasp both entrepreneurial and computer science concepts.


The Connections Pre-Orientation Program gives students—those who are underrepresented in STEM and identify as students of color, as first-generation students, and/or as part of the LGBTQIAP+ community the chance to move in early, explore WPI, meet new friends, and make a smooth transition from high school to college life.


The rain didn’t put a damper on the Class of 2026 as they crossed Earle Bridge to receive their Tech Bibles and freshman beanies before the start of A-Term.


- By Roberto Sabater