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The Month in Photos: June 2019

July 9, 2019

It was a beautiful day for, well, pretty much everything this month. Check out what WPI has been up to through the lenses of our talented staff photographers and videographers.

A close up photo of a mural of the Peanuts gang on a mustard yellow background.

Have you seen the Peanuts mural inside Higgins House? What about the wine cellar, secret staircase, or toucan-shaped door handles? Yeah, we hadn’t either.

Touch Tomorrow 2019 Was a Blast!

70 external exhibitors and 52 WPI exhibitors were part of an overall 400 volunteers who blinded us—with science!—at this year’s TouchTomorrow.

Participants in the Goddard Cup gather around their water rocket on the rooftop field.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … the annual Goddard Cup water rocket competition, hosted by the Department of Physics!

Matthew Adiletta smiles in front of a laboratory on campus.

Matthew Adiletta ’21, you just won a 2019-20 Barry Goldwater Scholarship; what are you going to do next? (It doesn’t have anything to do with famous talking mice, but it is still pretty cool, if we do say so ourselves.)

Ken Stafford helps a student work on a robot in the lab.

Ken Stafford, who’s been described as “the single most enthusiastic and energetic member of the teaching staff at WPI,” is set to retire after a quarter century. His post-WPI plans are simple—“My life has been very interesting, and I intend it to remain so.”

Participants engage in an activity during the 2019 Institute on Project-Based Learning.

The Center for Project-Based Learning welcomed 26 colleges and universities to campus for its fifth annual Institute on Project-Based Learning, June 18–21.

A shot of the fountain in the middle of campus with a blue sky and green trees in the background.

The fountain’s ready and waiting for students to run through it when they return to campus in the fall.

Mike Dorsey stands behind a large cake that reads "Congratulations Mike! We'll miss you!" in Higgins House.

For years, the most obscure questions about WPI, its history, and its community were always met with the same answer: “Ask Mike.” Which Mike, you ask? Director of research communications Mike Dorsey, who retired in June after 33 years at WPI.

A black and white cardboard cutout of Robert Goddard is placed inside a replica of the interior of the International Space Station.

Coinciding with the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, President Leshin was a panelist at the JFK Space Summit on June 19. She wasn't the only member of Goat Nation in attendance—WPI's own Robert Goddard, founder of modern rocketry, also made a guest appearance while "aboard" the International Space Station.