November 21, 2023

Campus is especially picturesque in the fall, and this past October the foliage wasn’t the only thing our staff photographers focused on. From international conferences to thrilling volleyball wins (and even a return visit from a past college president), check out what WPI was up to in the latest Month in Photos.

Panelists at the Nature Conference held at WPI hold a discussion onstage.

October saw scientists and researchers from around the world flock to campus for the Nature conference, “Cracking the Code: The Dawn of Nucleic Acid Medicines,” which featured a keynote, book signing, and impromptu selfie session with biochemist and recently minted Nobel laureate Katalin Karikó, as well as a talk with 1993 laureate Phillip Sharp.


Students participate in a math meet in the Sports & Rec Center.

Teams of four students, two rounds of competition, one winner—it added up to an intense day of friendly competition at the 33rd annual WPI Invitational Math Meet.


Laurie Leshin gives a talk on campus.

Former WPI president Laurie Leshin stopped by campus to give a talk, "Dare Mighty Things Together: Exploring Space with JPL," and to catch up with WPI community members.


Dean of The Business School Debora Jackson leads a fireside chat during a FinTech conference on campus.

The WPI Business School collaborated with the Future Finance and Economics Association to host an inaugural conference, “Fintech for Inclusivity, Growth, and the Future.”


There’s a buzz of excitement surrounding the work of Assistant Professor Nitin Sanket. With a team of graduate students in the Perception and Autonomous Robotics Group, he’s begun creating a tiny drone that could help pollinate plants.


Members of the men's rowing team practice on Lake Quinsigamond.

The men’s rowing team enjoyed the fall scenery along the Charles River before placing 23rd and 37th at the renowned Head of the Charles Regatta. 


Current students meet with prospective families and answer questions on campus.

You’ve got questions, they’ve got answers—current students working in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomed prospective students and their families to campus, answering questions and sharing stories.


Attendees of a STEM fair engage in an activity.

The STEM Education Center, students, professors, and volunteers shared their love of all things science, technology, engineering, and math at a fair put on by the local Boys & Girls Club. 


Members of the volleyball team celebrate on the court.

Excitement in the air was palpable as the women’s volleyball team rallied for a 3-2 victory over Salve Regina.


A student dresses in a suit with pumpkins on it for Halloween.

That’s a wrap on all things October at WPI … any questions?