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The Month in Photos: November 2019

December 16, 2019

Research and celebrations and conferences—oh, my! We had a lot to be thankful for last month at WPI. Check out just a few of the events (and puppies) that had us counting our blessings, courtesy of our talented staff photographers.

Gompei greets two goats visiting campus for Founders Day.

Three out of three bovid experts agree—this year’s Founders Day was the G.O.A.T.


A student stands in front of a WPI banner with a sign that reads "I'm First Generation and Proud."

We were proud to celebrate National First Gen Day with WPI students who were the first in their families to attend college.


Students dance while celebrating Diwali in Alden Memorial.

The South Asian Student Association added a little light to the month with a Diwali celebration in Alden Memorial.


Provost Wole Soboyejo listens to a student present her work on a poster during Next-in-Bio.

The Next-in-Bio event gave students the chance to explore career paths in life sciences, learn about graduate school options, grow their professional networks, and share their latest research with the WPI community.


A panel of industry experts prepares to lead a discussion for Next-in-Engineering attendees.

In addition to giving students the chance to network and present their research to attendees, this year’s Next-in-Engineering event included a roundtable discussion about careers in engineering with industry experts.


Peter Christopher heads to the stage with a smile to accept this long service award.

WPI wouldn’t be the special place it is without the hard work, passion, and dedication of its employees, 136 of whom were celebrated following 10 years or more of service—like professor of mathematical sciences Peter Christopher, who was honored for 55 years at WPI (the most of anyone at the university).


Sampson the black lab puppy looks at the camera in the middle of campus.

Seeing Sampson on the way to class and having no choice but to stop and snuggle… definition of “excused absence.”


Researchers demonstrate "Graspable Math" on a touchscreen.

A research group received a subcontract of nearly $200,000 to continue design development and testing of Graspable Math, a digital platform that helps students learn algebra. Suffice it to say, working out math problems on scrap paper is so last year.


The football team gathers for a photo on the field holding a championship banner among them.

Football capped its record-setting season with a 35-6 victory over Western Connecticut State University in the New England Bowl Series. Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose, indeed.


Two participants at the Women in STEM Conference work on a project in the lab together.

The Office of Pre-Collegiate Outreach and the STEM Education Center hosted the first annual Women in STEM Conference, featuring workshops and activities for 9th- and 10th-grade female students from Worcester Public Schools and their mentors.


The women's soccer team huddles together in the middle of the field during their game.

Forget “third time’s the charm”—the women’s soccer team only needed two, defeating Wheaton and Babson to reach the NEWMAC championship game for the second time in four seasons.


A member of I-Corps addresses budding student entrepreneurs.

Is it a good idea—or a good idea that the market will pay for? Entrepreneurs going through the 10-week intensive I-Corps program answer that question pretty quickly, thanks to customer interviews, classwork, and the invaluable advice of I-Corps mentors.