July 20, 2022

Happy summer, WPI! Before we get too far into the dog (or should we say goat) days of summer, let’s take a look back at how WPI community members spent their time in June.

Next stop, NASA—the Department of Physics hosted its annual Goddard Cup on the rooftop field.


Members of the Class of 2026 got their first taste of WPI during the First-Year Welcome Experience, where they got to meet with their Academic Support Advisors and Summer Transition Assistants, as well as spend time with their future classmates.


Looking for new games to play this summer? Follow interim president Wole Soboyejo’s lead and stop by the MassDiGi Summer Innovation Program to check out the original games student teams are creating and preparing for launch by August.


When WPI student athletes and coaches say sports are their lives, they mean it: head field hockey coach Kim Cosenza, assistant coach Olivia Antonelli, Kelly Makechnie ’22, and Anne Davis ’22 spent time in the off-season catching up with a game of golf. (Photo courtesy of Kim Cosenza)


For the first time since 1986, the International Drying Symposium was held in the United States, and who better to host its 200+ participants than WPI, which has emerged as a leading research university in the field.


Representatives from colleges and universities around the world attended WPI’s annual Institute on Project-Based Learning to develop strategies that will help them integrate project-based learning into their own courses and programs.


David Ibbett plays piano in front of space backdrop

Forget the hills being alive with the sound of music—what about space? After three years of work, Adjunct Professor David Ibbett combined science and music with his latest piece, Black Hole Symphony, which was performed at the Museum of Science’s Hayden Planetarium.


Local high schoolers participated in the TECHATTACK Wrestling Camp at WPI, where they practiced techniques and learned from Gene Mills, an Olympian who visited the camp as a special guest clinician.


In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Mass Academy launched a new alumni network to foster stronger, more impactful connections between the school’s 1,500 graduates and current and prospective students.