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The Month in Photos: January 2022

February 10, 2022

What do you get when you cross snowstorms and new buildings with dance showcases and ROTC accolades? Well, WPI in January, of course. Take a look at the rest of what our students, faculty, and staff were up to this month through the lenses of our talented staff photographers.

Students work in the newly opened Unity Hall.

New year, new building—WPI students wasted no time exploring and staking out their new favorite study spots in Unity Hall, which opened at the beginning of the month.


A student smiles while sledding down Boynton Hill during the recent snowstorm.

Snow days may have been few and far between last month, but January more than made up for it.


Students participate in a sushi-making event during this year's WinterSession.

Sushi making, FPV drone racing, learning about the psychology of body language, edge-lit acrylic sign building—they’re just a few of the workshops offered during this year’s WinterSession.


A combined photo of the three new counselors hired by the Student Development & Counseling Center.

We welcomed three new counselors to the Student Development & Counseling Center: from left, Kelia Bergin, Joel Gopurathingal, and Nafi Gogbeh.


Katy Nippert competes in a track and field event.

Graduate student Katy Nippert ’22 took second place in the long jump with a best leap of 5.50 meters, bettering her own record that ranks fifth overall in NCAA Division III, during the URI Coaches Invitational.


Students participate in a dancing event put on by the Ballroom Dance team.

Put on your dancing hooves—the Ballroom Dance team hosted the Burn the Floor dance showcase, with plans to gather students for an even bigger event later in the year.


A fireplace lit in the Rubin Campus Center.

When it comes to winter activities, if Boynton Hill is a little too crowded with sledders and skiers, grabbing a hot chocolate and sitting near the fireplace in the Campus Center is another great option.


Reeta Rao smiles for the camera while standing against a brick wall.

Reeta Rao, professor and interim head of the Department of Biology and Biotechnology, was elected a lifetime fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her contributions in the fields of fungal infectious disease, host-pathogen interactions, and undergraduate and graduate education.


The LEGO Club built a replica of Unity Hall out of LEGOs that was on display during the building's grand opening.

You can’t have a new building without a LEGO replica—check out this LEGO iteration of Unity Hall built by our own colored-brick connoisseurs in the LEGO Club.


An aerial view of campus near East Hall and Founders Hall.

One of our favorite parts of wintertime is when we have the chance to see parts of campus double as a postcard.


WPI ROTC cadets

WPI’s Army ROTC program earned the prestigious 2021 MacArthur Leadership Award for the Top Army ROTC program in the Northeast. They’ll be one of eight Army ROTC programs from across the country to receive the award at Fort Knox this spring.


A member of the men's basketball team goes in for a shot during warmups before a game.

The Men’s Basketball team took some time warming up on their home court before defeating Babson 88-57 in early January.


A door in the Innovation Studio that reads "Work. Play. Innovate."

While the months may change, the motto stays the same in the Innovation Studio.