The goats who visited campus on Founders Day only had one question on their minds: Who you lookin’ at?
The Month in Photos: November 2018
Travis McCready, president of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, gave the keynote at this year’s Next-in-Bio conference at WPI, where undergraduates from nine colleges and universities gleaned advice on how to prepare for careers in academia and industry from those who know it best—biotech innovators and entrepreneurs themselves.
Spurred on by her grandfather’s early dementia and her father-in-law’s severe Alzheimer’s, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry Carissa Perez Olsen is using a $420,000 award from the National Institutes of Health to study how lipids and cell membranes affect aging and long-term health, exploring how we could extend our lives and stay healthier longer.
Longtime WPI employees—including professor and founding director of the WPI Robotics Engineering program Mike Gennert—were celebrated for their years of dedication and service to the university during the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held in the Rubin Campus Center Odeum.
The Rope Pull was one of the events that got washed out during a particularly rainy Homecoming, so the Classes of 2021 and 2022 postponed their head-to-head challenge to later this month (spoiler alert: the '22s pulled off the upset).
Sigma Phi Epsilon brought St. Baldrick’s “Battle of the Bald” tournament back to WPI on Nov. 28—in just four hours, several students were sporting new looks in a show of solidarity with cancer patients. Over $8,000 was raised for childhood cancer research.
The WPI Festival Chorus and WPI Orchestra rounded out the month with their annual Holiday Concert, because as we all know, the best way to spread holiday cheer is singing (and playing) loud for all to hear.