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The Month in Photos: October 2021

November 5, 2021

October may be over, but don’t go packing up those jack-o-lanterns just yet—grab some discounted Halloween candy and take a look back at what the WPI community was up to last month, all seen through the lenses of our talented staff photographers.

Livingston Taylor performs for audience members during the ASEE conference.

We welcomed engineering educators and students from 28 different schools to WPI’s campus, hosting the American Society for Engineering Education – Northeast Section (ASEE-NE) regional conference. Over three days, nearly 140 college faculty, staff, and student participants from around the region joined workshops, poster presentations, research paper sessions, and lightning talks. Keynote speakers were Dr. Pamela McCauley from NCSU, who spoke on the role of faculty as mentors and allies to foster success for students from underrepresentd groups, and singer-songwriter and Berklee College of Music professor Livingston Taylor, who reflected on the similarity between a performer connecting with, and caring for, an audience - and an educator connecting with, and caring for, their students.


 

A family gathers to paint pumpkins on the Quad as part of Family Weekend.

Over 1,400 family members visited campus for this year’s Family Weekend, participating in everything from pumpkin painting and candlelight campus tours to sporting events and musical and theatrical performances.


 

Jean King addresses attendees during her opening remarks at the start of Arts & Sciences Week.

October saw the conclusion of the fourth annual Arts & Sciences Week, a week-long celebration of all things Arts & Sciences at WPI. Themed Imagine, Innovate, Integrate, and Impact, the week included roundtable discussions, a social justice summit, art exhibits, talks by experts, and other programs, all "allow[ing] WPI to shine a light on so many aspects of our scholarship, creativity, and innovation—as a school and across the university," said Jean King, Peterson Family Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.


 

Members of the field hockey team share a laugh before the Senior Night game.

Members of the field hockey team share a laugh before the Senior Night game versus MIT.


 

Students demonstrate an innovative instrument that aims to ensure a less invasive larynx surgery.

Assistant professor of robotics engineering Loris Fichera has developed an innovative robotic laser probe to allow for less invasive larynx surgeries, leading to shorter recovery times and cost savings as procedures are moved out of hospitals.


 

Two students work on a construction project at the Farm Stay Project Center.

Students who spent A-Term at WPI’s Farm Stay Project Center in Paxton, Mass., collaborated on projects focused on building a soil exploration station to teach children how to test soils and a forest classroom where students can enjoy hands-on interactive exhibits and other immersive learning experiences.


 

Two Mass Academy students smile and laugh while walking across Earle Bridge.

WPI students aren’t the only ones hard at work this term—students at Mass Academy are also focused on their studies as they head to their courses on WPI’s campus.


 

Two WPI staff members play a game of corn hole on the Quad.

Faculty and staff took to the Quad for lawn games, fall snacks, and an afternoon of catching up with new and old friends as part of the employee social.


 

WPI's football team faces off against Catholic University.

WPI’s football team faced off against Catholic University in a NEWMAC matchup earlier this month.


 

A row of red 3D-printed Gompeis.

Anything Gompei can do, 10 Gompeis (3D-printed in The Innovation Studio's Makerspace and Prototyping Lab) can do better … that’s how the song goes, right?


 

Students gather around a fire pit on campus at night.

The nights may have gotten chillier, but there was an easy fix for that: these students grabbed a spot at one of the fire pits around campus for some relaxation with friends.