When Arts & Sciences Week started five years ago, it aimed to highlight the breadth and depth of innovation, research, and project-based learning at WPI in the arts, sciences, social justice, and humanities. The event offers opportunities for community members to engage, socialize, and examine pressing topics through open dialogues.
Jean King, Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences, said this fall’s Arts & Sciences Week, which runs Sept. 19-23 and is open to all members of the WPI community, is a celebration of faculty, staff and students, and undergraduate student research.
The week will include faculty and staff appreciation breakfasts, and student “lightning” project presentations. King said celebration of the arts & sciences is also a way to foster the connections that could help keep someone in the field, in the classroom, or on the faculty.
The featured lectures and dialogues during Arts & Sciences week will focus on conversations surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in STEM, and will examine challenges faced by members of underrepresented groups.