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Megan Varney '21 (BS, MS)

BS/MS, Physics

While her achievements include earning a position as a resident advisor and completing important research last summer with physics professor Kun-Ta Wu, what’s one of the things Megan’s proudest of since arriving at WPI?

 Learning to solve a Rubik’s Cube.

“It sounds small, but it helped me open up and grow a lot mentally,” she explains. “I always thought it was something that was nearly impossible … being able to solve one on my own helped open my eyes to the fact that I’m able to work hard and gain skills and knowledge to do things I believed were impossible for me to do.”

Megan is excited to jump into her sophomore year with both feet and build a support system through new friends she’ll meet through clubs, organizations, and Greek Life, something she’s confident will help make her years at WPI some of the best of her life.

Megan V

Hollidaysburg, PA

  • Resident Advisor
  • Water Polo Club
  • Student Alumni Society
  • Cheese Club
  • Underwater Hockey Team

Eat breakfast while reviewing notes for my morning classes.


Head to the Innovation Studio to TA a class as part of my on-campus IQP.


Stop at the dining hall for lunch before my afternoon classes.


Attend meetings with my resident advisor team or meet up with my community director to discuss the happenings in my residence hall.


Spend the rest of the evening playing club sports, attending other meetings, or hanging out with friends.

I strongly believe that getting involved on campus will continue to help me make valuable connections, build a strong support system, and continue to grow, both socially and academically.