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Welcome President Grace Wang

A materials scientist and highly accomplished and collaborative leader in higher education, government, and industry, Grace Wang, PhD, joined WPI on April 3, 2023, as its 17th president. 

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University Magazine

Life Below the Waves

A love of photography, an annoying WPI graduation requirement, and a fascination with Jacques Cousteau led Jonathan Bird ’90 to a career he loves, one that spans expertise as a producer, director, editor, writer, and sometimes actor.  Take a deep dive into Bird's work as an underwater cinematographer in the Summer 2023 issue of the WPI Journal.

Research News

Helping Prevent Future Tragedies

Albert Simeoni, head of WPI's Fire Protection Engineering Department, led the university's research for The New York Times report focused on better understanding what led to the fatal Bronx apartment fire and helping to prevent future tragedies.

Student Newspaper

Tech News

Tech News (formerly known as The Towers) is WPI’s student-run weekly newspaper covering the latest local, national, and international news; community events; campus activities; and issues impacting WPI students. It is one of the oldest recognized student groups on campus. New issues are available on Tuesdays both digitally and in newsstands across campus.

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