The Month in Photos: May

June 1, 2018
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Whether it was Commencement or the (finally) nice weather, the WPI community had a lot to celebrate during the month of May. Check out the work of the talented staff photographers who captured moments of the first month when it actually felt like spring at WPI.

Ah, spring … the fountain is bubbling, flowers are blooming, goats are bleating. Let's keep it this way, shall we?


The South Asian Student Association celebrated Holi, the festival of colors, on the Higgins House lawn.


WPI Women’s Rowing hit the national stage—literally and figuratively—after placing third at the NCAA Division III Championships in Florida on May 27.


Following her Town Hall meeting on May 4, President Laurie Leshin presented Allison Darling, administrative assistant with the Interactive Media and Game Development department, and Sue Sontgerath, director of pre-collegiate outreach, with the 2018 Board of Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Staff Member.


Before crossing Earle Bridge at Commencement, three graduating seniors and Gilman Scholarship winners—from left, Abigail King, Zachary Ligham, and Allysa Grant— discussed how their global experiences impacted them and prepared them for life after graduation.


Mina Shojaeizadeh has accomplished her fair share over the years—most recently the first to receive a PhD from the Foisie Business School.


Over 800 students headed to the Quad one last time to receive their master's or doctoral degrees on May 10.


The Baccalaureate ceremony held May 11 gave WPI students the chance to show off their musical talents (and their sharp fashion sense).


The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted its first annual Multicultural Graduation Celebration in Alden Memorial.


Every year graduating seniors give themselves one final assignment—put together the most creative and inspirational mortarboards possible.


May 12's ROTC Commissioning Ceremony had Kenedi Heather looking forward to "celebrating everything that I’ve worked for and dreamed of over the past four years; it’s all finally happening.” Check out what the rest of the WPI community had to say about Commencement week through quotes.


We may have spoken too soon on the whole "spring" thing. Luckily, the less than ideal weather was no problem for our problem-solving students, one of whom took advantage of the day to model the latest in practical and stylish mortarboard fashion at the Undergraduate Commencement.


Graduating senior Warren Staver anchored the champion 4x400-meter men’s relay at the Division III New England Championships on May 5.


WPI’s annual National Academy of Inventors celebration recognized the record number of students and faculty filing patents and receiving patent licenses over the past year.


Biology and biotechnology professor Natalie Farny led a team of undergrads completing their MQP in researching whether BPA-free water bottles and other products really are better for us.


Sydney Packard ’21 won the 800-meter run at the Division III New England Championships on May 5 and went on to finish fourth in the nation at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Wisconsin on May 26.


Mathematical sciences professor Homer Walker was elected a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics