March 27, 2023

It may be the shortest month of the year, but there was no shortage of events and activities all over campus. Career fairs, concerts, Gompei’s birthday, and more than a few snow flurries—bundle up and take a look back at February in photos.

A student plays the saxophone during a band performance.

Cold, snowy winter days are no match for a little music from the Concert and Jazz Bands.


The WPI community gathers for a Critical Conversation panel.

Experts in computer science, writing, economics, and interactive media at WPI gathered for the latest Critical Conversations forum to discuss ChatGPT and its implications with a standing-room-only crowd.


Members of SAS pose with Gompei in the Campus Center during his birthday celebration.

Free cake, T-shirts, and other giveaways, as well as photo ops with the goat of the hour—we’re not kidding when we say Gompei’s birthday celebration was a great time for all.


Winners of this year President's IQP Award pose for a photo with Interim President Wole Soboyejo.

The President’s IQP Awards always feature impressive project work completed by passionate students, and this year was no exception. The 2022 awards saw two winners for the projects “Restoring Mrigadayavan Palace” and “Indoor Navigation for Blind Individuals Using Computer Vision & Machine Learning.”


A WPI faculty member holds up a certificate.

WPI’s faculty are invaluable to our students, and to the university as a whole; several of them were honored during this year’s Trustees' Faculty Achievement Awards.


Grace Wang sits in on the Critical Conversation panel with WPI students, faculty, and staff.

Grace Wang may not be assuming the presidency of WPI until April, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t already begun spending time on campus. Here, she sits in on the latest Critical Conversations forum on ChatGPT.


A member of WPI's track and field team runs past members of opposing teams.

Caitlin Guilfoyle ’24 earned an All-New England spot as the women’s track and field team raced to a 13th place finish at the New England Division III Championships in Boston.


Pre-college students participate in a hands-on learning activity on campus.

Future engineers were hard at work during a free National Engineers Week program hosted by the Office of Pre-Collegiate Outreach and led by WPI’s Engineering Ambassadors.


WPI students, faculty, and staff from Turkey gather donations following the earthquakes.

“We can’t be in Turkey to help our loved ones in person. But we have a community here, too … we have connections and we understand each other, and together we can increase awareness at WPI.” Read more about how faculty and students from Turkey have come together to raise nearly $13,000 for the victims of the earthquakes in their homeland.


A student balances on a tightrope along the quad.

Preparing for the Career Fair sometimes feels like a highwire act—literally.


Seniors on the men's basketball team smile for a group photo on the court.

The men’s basketball team celebrated Senior Day with a 1,000-career-point achievement by John Lowther ’23 as well as a win over nearby Clark University.


A group of WPI researchers in discussion in an office space.

A research team led by Harold L. Jurist ’61 and Heather E. Jurist Dean’s Professor Emmanuel Agu has been awarded over $2.4 million by the National Institutes of Health to develop a smartphone app that will use photos, heat images, and algorithms to detect infections in the open wounds of patients at home.