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The Month in Photos: February 2020

March 4, 2020
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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?

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.


 

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!


 

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 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.


 

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


 

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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


 

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.”


 

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


 

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


 

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.