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The Month in Photos: February 2020

March 4, 2020

We love chocolates and flowers as much as the next person, but know what’s even better? New schools, research showcases, and musical fruits and vegetables—they’re all here, and all on display through the lenses of our talented staff photographers. So, what do you say, WPI … be our valentine?

A WPI student discusses the specifics of an outdoor project with a Ghanaian resident.

February saw the announcement of The Global School—which will build upon all WPI is known for as we face increasingly urgent global grand challenges—as well as the search for its inaugural dean.


Joshua Rosenstock smiles for the camera with his jars of fermented fruits and vegetables on hand.

Heads up, Boston Calling—Joshua Rosenstock may have your next big headliner with the Fermentophone, an edible musical instrument made of fermenting fruits and vegetables. Rock on!


An aerial view of bands from WPI, Clark, and Holy Cross performing together in Alden Memorial

Talk about roaring ’20s—bands from WPI, Clark, and Holy Cross performed music from the 1920s and 2020s with a special concert at Alden Memorial.


Dmitry Korkin gestures toward a computer screen with his team looking on at their work on display.

Dmitry Korkin and his team of researchers have created a structural 3D roadmap of the new coronavirus. Their work, which they’ve shared with the research community, could prove invaluable in providing a greater understanding of the spread and treatment of the deadly virus.


Members of the women's swimming and diving team gather for a photo in their swimsuits and gear with the pool behind them.

The women’s swimming and diving team placed third in the NEWMAC championships, its second-best finish in team history.


WPI students hold up donor thank-you cards with the hashtag #CrimsonAndGrateful.

You never really need a reason for cake, but this month, we had two: Gompei’s birthday (2/26) and #WPILoves, an event to thank donors and celebrate the invaluable impact they and their generosity have had at WPI.


Taylor Rees addresses a crowd in front of the screen at the Foisie Innovation Studio.

Photographer, documentarian, and digital storyteller Taylor Freesolo Rees shared her knowledge and experiences (not to mention that incredibly cool middle name) with WPI during her residency at the Global Lab this month.


An aerial view of the crowd who came to hear a panel of faculty discuss the impacts of climate change.

The latest in the “Critical Conversations” series touched upon all things climate change: what it looks like around the world, how it affects us, and what people and institutions—including WPI—are doing about it.


A grad student discusses her work on her poster board with members of the WPI community during GRIE.

WPI grad students took to the Odeum to share their research with the WPI community during the annual Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) event.


A WPI student helps elementary schoolers with a project during an Engineers Week activity.

We celebrate engineers every day at WPI, but this month, we also celebrated National Engineers Week with myriad activities, including two events for elementary students, “Engineers on the Go” and “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.”


Members of the men's swimming and diving team smile for a photo while wearing their WPI sweatshirts and medals.

The men’s swimming and diving team placed third in this year’s NEWMAC championships.


A collage of all promoted faculty members, as well as the WPI logo, against a black background.

WPI students learn from the best—literally. This month, we celebrated the promotion of 23 faculty members, six of whom were also awarded tenure.


An employer attending the Spring Career Fair shakes hands with a WPI student.

Thousands of students attended this year’s Spring Career Fair, where hundreds of employers—many of whom are represented by WPI alumni—spent the afternoon scouting out their next top talent.