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Grace Wang, PhD

A materials scientist and highly accomplished and collaborative leader in higher education, government, and industry, Grace Wang, PhD, began her term as the 17th president of WPI on April 3, 2023. 
Learn more about the career path that led Grace to WPI. 

"In a community where transforming lives is as much about student well-being as it is about our distinctive project-based education and purpose-driven research, I have found my place, my home, as WPI’s 17th president." - Grace Wang


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The Inauguration of President Wang

Save the date! The Inauguration of President Grace J. Wang will be held at WPI on March 22nd, 2024. 

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Moving Forward Together

Read President Wang's message to the community when she took the helm on April 3, 2023. 

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President Wang Shares Her Thoughts in Q&A

In a Q&A with WPI's Journal, President Wang shared her excitement for working with the campus community to advance WPI's strengths in purpose-driven education and research.

Getting to Know the WPI Community

As the president-elect during the fall of 2022 and early 2023, Wang visited campus numerous times to meet and engage in conversations with WPI students, faculty, staff, and community members.

"All my interactions and listening have deepened my understanding of our history, culture, and community and excited me for what’s ahead." President Grace Wang
Grace Wang meets students

President-elect Wang attended the President's IQP Awards ceremony, an annual event that recognizes student teams whose Interactive Qualifying Project work (a required project that addresses an open-ended problem at the intersection of science, technology, and society) is determined to be outstanding.

Wang with students

WPI students had the chance to meet the incoming president at the Rubin Campus Center during a recent visit to campus.

Grace Wang speaking

President-elect Grace Wang’s first address to the WPI community on November 7.

Students chat with President-elect Wang.

On a recent campus visit, students had the opportunity to chat with President-elect Wang.


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