The Month in Photos: November 2022
A new president, prestigious fellowship wins, musical holiday cheer, impromptu dance parties—in a community as special as WPI’s, we’ve got a lot to be thankful for. Check out a glimpse of a few more examples through the lenses of our talented staff photographers.
New month, new president—following an extensive national search, Grace Wang, PhD, a materials scientist and accomplished, collaborative leader in higher education, government, and industry, was named as WPI’s 17th president.
WPI wouldn’t be WPI—or even exist—without John Boynton, Ichabod Washburn, and Stephen Salisbury II, who were remembered during our annual Founders Day celebration featuring readings, trivia, and, of course, visits from goats.
PhD student Oluseun Olulana was one of 320 individuals or organizations to receive the American Association of University Women’s 2022–23 International Doctoral Degree Fellowship. The funding will enable her to pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.
Thanks to two key goals from Abigail Rauch ’24 and Lauren Dishong ’23 combined with a strong defense, WPI’s field hockey team earned a win against Wellesley in the opening round of the 2022 NEWMAC tournament.
The holidays are a time of tradition, and one of WPI’s is rooted in safety: the Department of Fire Protection Engineering hosted its annual Christmas tree burn, showing the difference in burn time of a watered-versus-dry tree.
The snow-lined trees might look like Worcester, but these students spent B-Term at the Santa Fe, New Mexico Project Center, taking some time to explore the city while working on their IQP.
It’s said time and again that what makes WPI special is the people, and we had a chance to celebrate (and dance with) some during the annual Long Service Awards dinner.
The Engineering Ambassadors regularly welcome pre-college students to campus for hands-on STEM projects and experiments, the most recent of which was held this past month.
From left, Sol Giesso ’24, Efthymios Loukedes ’24, Can Guven ’24, and Henrique Checcucci ’24 are adding some green to WPI’s crimson and gray: the team won first place and $1,500 in this year’s WPI Sustainability Innovation Challenge with Circular Trash-to-Treasure Trading. The plan is simple and sustainable—they’ll collect unwanted items that usually end up in the trash during the hectic move-out process, store them over the summer, then offer them to the next class of students moving in.
And the crowd goes wild!!! And really, with a buzzer-beater basket during the last few seconds of the Men’s Basketball Midnight Madness game versus Worcester State, who can blame them?
From puzzles and ceramic pot decorating to relaxing with friends or just taking an extra-long nap, students spent time recharging and taking time for themselves during Wellness Day.
Campus has been buzzing with World Cup viewing parties—who were you rooting for?
There’s nothing better than festive music during the holidays, and WPI’s choral groups came together to treat the community to some seasonal classics.