Students smile and wave on Boynton Hill during a snowstorm.

The Month in Photos: January 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.

PROFILE(S)

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.


 

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


 

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.


 

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


 

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.


 

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.


 

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, 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.


 

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.


 

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


 

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.


 

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


 

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