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Welcome to #HerdAtHome

April 10, 2020
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Inspired by the Student Alumni Society’s new student-run Herd @ Home newsletter offering a "Humans of WPI" segment, WPI history fun facts, club spotlights, and more, students, faculty, and staff have taken to social media, sharing their own glimpses of our temporary new normal with the hashtag #HerdAtHome. You, too, can join the conversation! Wherever you are, we hope you're safe and well, and look forward to seeing you again.

Associate director of parent programs for the Office of Lifetime Engagement Liz Chirico didn't have to worry about taking notes during President Leshin's virtual Town Hall meeting—her 16-month-old daughter, Ava, had that covered. (Photo courtesy Elizabeth Chirico)​


 

A team of remotely-working WPI researchers led by professor of robotics engineering and mechanical engineering Greg Fischer is developing multiple open-source ventilator designs to help speed up the manufacturing of much-needed medical equipment. (Photo courtesy of Gregory Fischer)


 

Members of the Student Government Association aren’t letting distance interfere with their role as the voice of the student body. They recently held their first virtual senate meeting, where they met with assistant dean of students Emily Perlow to discuss this term’s many changes, courses, and student life. (Photo courtesy Marisol Sanchez ’21)​


 

Pupdate from the Career Development Center: Everyone in the office is an email or video meeting away, ready to assist and support students through the job search process … just as soon as CDC canine Logan wakes up from his nap. (Photo courtesy @wpi_cdc)


 

One look at office coordinator Lisa Atwell’s setup shows how hard our IT crew is working to ensure that everyone at WPI has all the support and resources they need for the new virtual D-Term. (Photo courtesy Lisa Atwell)


 

No on-campus office? No problem. WPI faculty members—including assistant professor of chemical engineering Eric Young—are continuing their research and are working from home. (Photo courtesy Eric Young)


 

The Academic Advising team is tuning in all over—from the tropics to Dunder Mifflin—for their meetings after a successful beginning of D-Term. (Photo courtesy @wpiacademicadvising)


 

While Brown Bunny may not be on campus (as shown here), he’s working hard from home. (Photo courtesy @wpibunnies)


 

WPI recently launched a “Be Well Together” initiative, which aims to support faculty, students, and staff with virtual wellness programs focused on yoga and meditation. Sessions will run through May 13; check out the announcement for more information.


 

Sarah Akbar ’21 snapped a photo of an all-cohort meeting for a “Diversity and Citizen Science” IQP. The team is working with the Berlin Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries to better understand the barriers to participating in citizen-science and to develop guidelines for making projects more inclusive. (Photo courtesy Sarah Akbar)


 

What would a virtual town hall for students be without a classic #PrezSelfie?


 

WPI coaches and student athletes are hard at work with a coaches’ roundtable and NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meeting. (Photos courtesy @WPIAthletics)