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The Month in Photos: March 2018

March 30, 2018

Take a look back at some of the people, places, news, and events at WPI during the month of March as captured by our talented staff photographers and videographers. 

students in hammock

On March 1, C-Term finals were winding down, the temperature rose to 56, and students turned to a comfy hammock and thoughts of springtime.


One week later, Gompei––wearing his custom sweater––stands guard over the Quad as winter storm Quinn roars through Worcester, leaving more than a foot of snow and canceled classes in its wake.

Women in Data Science at WPI

Women in Data Science (WiDS) Ambassadors (from left) Caitlin Kuhlman, Cansu Sen, and Melanie Jutras organized the regional Central Massachusetts gathering of the global WiDS Conference on March 5. The conference attracted 200 people.

WPI students build igloo on quad after snow storm

WPI students see two feet of snow as a gift of building potential, even if it’s temporary. After a mid-March storm, this full-size, structurally sound igloo was top real estate on the Quad.

WPI baseball player

Tyrone Patterson hits a walk-off home run to defeat Brandeis in the baseball home opener at the New England Baseball Complex on March 15.

WPI Robotics Engineering
WPI track and field

Sydney Packard ’20 (left) and Lea Strangio ’18 (right) represented WPI at Georgia Tech’s Yellow Jacket Invitational on March 17. The 800-meter run generated Packard’s WPI-record breaking time (2:09.34) and Strangio’s personal best time (2:14.09). 

Airforce MQP Robot

With an Air Force competition challenge to build an autonomous security robot from a wheelchair, a WPI team’s prototype device might one day protect unmanned military installations, such as missile silos, worldwide.

Food to Fuel research
International Food Festival

More than 500 attendees came to the International Food Festival on March 19 to sample dishes prepared by students representing WPI's international student population, including Vietnamese bap xao, Brazilian brigadeiro, Ecuadorian llapingachos, and American cruffins.

Dear World at WPI

Dear World encouraged about 180 WPI students, faculty, and staff to share their thought-provoking and personal stories with a powerful summary. Jess Norman ‘18, above, talks about the experience on March 20. View the Dear World Facebook gallery.