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The Month in Photos: September 2021

October 11, 2021

The leaves are starting to change, but some things are staying the same ... the energy, the camaraderie, and the excitement on campus as students settle into their studies and faculty continue their teaching and research. And that’s just the beginning—check out what else the WPI community was up to in September through the lenses of our staff photographers and videographers.

Jean King listens in as panelists discuss topics related to arts and sciences during WPI's Arts & Sciences Week.

The fourth annual Arts & Sciences Week celebrated all things arts and sciences at WPI through roundtable discussions, lightning talks, art exhibits, dramatic and musical performances, and some other events (like the “Lighting the Spark: Science and Creativity” panel pictured above) all focused on this year’s theme, Imagine, Innovate, Integrate, and Impact.


 

A student flashes a thumbs-up while crossing Earle Bridge.

Everyone loves a good tradition at WPI, and we gave this year’s Earle Bridge crossing for graduate students two thumbs up.


 

The cheerleading team gets ready to hype up the crowd during the Homecoming football game.

Goats of years past returned to Boynton Hill on September 18 for Homecoming, where they enjoyed sporting events, a mural unveiling and dedication, games, live music, and catching up with old (and new) friends.


 

Seen, Heard, and Celebrated: WPI's New Mural Celebrates Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The unveiling? Local artist Sharinna Travieso brought the Senior Class Gift from the Class of 2021 to life by designing and installing a mural that represented and celebrated diversity in STEM.


 

Caitlin Guilfoyle runs during a cross country meet.

WPI’s Women’s Cross-Country team earned fifth place at the Purple Valley Cross Country Invitational in Williamstown, Mass.


 

Rosanna Garcia smiles for the camera in front of a window that reads "Work. Play. Innovate."

Business innovation and marketing expert Rosanna Garcia, PhD—who Curtis Abel, WPI’s executive director of innovation and entrepreneurship, describes as “a great match for WPI’s culture of entrepreneurial thinking in curriculum, student pursuits outside the classroom, and research”—has been named the Paul R. Beswick Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in The Business School.


 

Three WPI students show off the baseballs they'd use to throw the first pitch during a WooSox game.

The Business School enjoyed a night out at Polar Park complete with baseball, food, fun, and (for three students who completed project work at the park) the chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitches.


 

Gompei holds up a giant inflatable globe during the Global Fair on the Quad.

Oh, the places you’ll go ... and they all start right here at WPI. September saw the return of the in-person Global Fair, where students got to explore project opportunities at WPI’s 50+ project centers around the world.


 

Students smile and laugh together at a table for the African Students Association club on campus.

The Student Alumni Society sponsored a Celebration of Diversity event featuring cultural and religious student clubs and organizations on campus.


 

Fraternity brothers play a game of volleyball on the Quad.

The Quad was transformed into a volleyball court (as well as a mechanical bull-riding station, a slushie stop, and a lawn game locale) as part of this year’s Greek Carnival festivities.


 

A WPI soccer player dribbles the ball while approaching a member of the opposing team during a game.

The Men’s Soccer team ended a game versus St. Joseph’s in a double-overtime draw after Matthew Biando ’25 scored a game-tying goal.


 

Female runner

Professor of Biomedical Engineering Karen Troy was awarded a $462,645 grant by the National Institutes of Health to fund a three-year project that will determine the role muscle and bone strength play in stress fractures in the feet of female runners.