The Month in Photos: September 2022
The leaves may be changing, but WPI’s focus on community, student work, and groundbreaking research stays the same, regardless of season. From the grand opening of the South Village Student Center to opening night of Urinetown during Family Weekend, check out what students, faculty, and staff were up to in September.
Once a goat, always a goat. WPI welcomed alumni back to Worcester with a weekend of
nostalgia that included football games, the infamous Rope Pull competition, pep rallies,
and catching up with old (and new) friends.
WPI holds two Arts & Sciences weeks every year, giving an opportunity for faculty and
students to celebrate and showcase the talents, ideas, and themes infused throughout
the university’s academic departments and programs through student lightning talks,
campus-wide conversations, social events, and more.
Alexse LaGuerre '25 was recognized as First Year of the Year at halftime of the
Homecoming football game for her tireless advocacy and dedication toward her peers,
community, and campus.
Thanks to bustling career fairs held in person twice a year, students have the
opportunity to meet employers interested in hiring them for internships, co-ops, and
full-time jobs. Networking at WPI has never been easier.
First-year students were able to get a sense of involvement opportunities at WPI by
connecting with clubs, organizations, fraternities, and sororities during this year’s
Relax, the academic year’s first Wellness Day is here! No classes, no assignment due
dates, no meetings ... sometimes it’s important to put the aforementioned aside in
order to focus on your own wellbeing.
WPI is flush with talent, some of which could be seen at VOX’s recent production of Urinetown (a special arrangement with Music Theatre International) that was put on during Family Weekend.
WPI has a long history of collaboration with Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Ahead
of plans to broaden and deepen that relationship, university delegates made the trip
from Switzerland to visit us on Boynton Hill.
The South Village Student Center, one of the newest additions to WPI’s campus, is just a
short walk from the Quad. It has everything from a graduate student lounge, an esports
lounge, and a game room to a dining hall and a 24-hour micro market. We’ll see you
New Zealand, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Ghana, Japan ... we’re out of continents!
Students explored WPI’s 50+ project centers during the Global Fair. Some even got a
hug from Gompei!
If this isn’t cause for celebration, we don’t know what is: Arie Lang ’26 celebrated her
first collegiate goal during the field hockey team’s 7-2 victory over Fitchburg State.
In WPI’s ongoing efforts to provide students with tools and support for wellness, Charlie
Morse has been appointed Dean of Student Wellness, where he provides leadership and
support for Student Health Services, the SDCC, the Office of Accessibility Services, and
the Center for Well-Being.
After being appointed Interim President, Wole Soboyejo continued to do what he loves most: tackling global challenges. Currently, he and an interdisciplinary team of students, researchers, and faculty reported that gold nanoparticles coated with a polymer and linked to an anti-cancer agent can bind to breast cancer cells that are difficult to target. “I get tremendous joy from seeing my students develop into scientists and engineers that are tackling some of the important global challenges of our time.”