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Change of Command May31

Change of Command

Air Force ROTC Change of Command ceremony • The 340th Air Force ROTC Cadet Wing held its Change of Command ceremony last month, with outgoing Cadet Col. Mariella Creaghan passing on command to new wing commander Cadet Col. Wesley Belleman. The ceremony, held in Harrington Auditorium,...

True to Plan Honored May27

True to Plan Honored

WPI’s latest history book receives two publishing honors • WPI’s latest history book, True to Plan: Crafting an Educational Revolution Beneath the Two Towers, recently received two publishing honors. Chronicling the Institute’s history from 1965 to 2015, the book earned...

Staff Awards May26

Staff Awards

Rhonda Podell and Mike Dorsey win Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Staff • The Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Staff Member was presented to Mike Dorsey and Rhonda Podell during the Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social on May 6. Several other Long Service and Spot Award recipients...

The Light of Day May25

The Light of Day

Nurse practitioner Jessica Day named to Professional Award by the American College Health Association • It’s one thing to win a national professional award. That in itself is cause for celebration. But when you win a national professional award in a new industry sector, in a brand-new...

Girls Who Code May24

Girls Who Code

WPI / GWC partnership will fund five scholarships per year • “The quickest way to bridge the gap between the number of people we need with computing expertise to fill jobs and those with the talent to do that work, is to encourage more women and underrepresented minority students to...

We have liftoff! May23

We have liftoff!

Escape Goats win in category of Battle of the Rockets • A plaque now hanging in the Collab Lab is evidence of the victory scored by “The Escape Goats” in the Target Altitude Event of the Battle of the Rockets Competition outside of Pokomoke, Md., last month. It is fitting that the...

News coverage of WPI May20

News coverage of WPI

BBC, NBC Nightly News to broadcast stories on WPI this weekend • Marion Emmert, assistant professor of chemistry, will be featured on the BBC Horizons program this weekend for conducting rare earths research. NBC Nightly News is slated to air an interview with WPI custodian Michael...

Thompson Scholars May20

Thompson Scholars

Zoe Schwartz named Charles O. Thompson Scholar; five selected for honorable mention • Each year, WPI recognizes first-year students for excellence in their academic work with the designation Charles O. Thompson Scholars. These students are eligible to compete for a scholarship by submitting...

Softball on a roll May19

Softball on a roll

Softball team ousts defending champs Tufts, will face MIT in NCAA Super Regionals • Kristin Gallagher hit a pair of clutch, two-out, 2-RBI singles as the Engineers softball team won the NCAA Division III Softball Championship Medford Regional title with a 4-2 victory against host and...

Health survey

A survey to measure the wellness needs of employees • Together with WPI’s health insurance collaborative, EdHealth, the Benefits Office has developed a survey to help better understand the needs of the university’s employees and ask that you to participate. The survey is located...

A Call to Service

Medal of Honor Recipient Commissions 27 New Officers • With two words from Congressional Medal of Honor recipient retired Navy Captain Thomas Kelley, 27 new military officers joined the ranks of legions of men and women who devote their lives to service to their country. To applause and a...

Class of 2016

Class of 2016 told of inspirational graduates’ stories; advised to be ready to learn from failure and make the world a better place • On Saturday, WPI awarded 908 bachelor’s degrees during the university’s 148th Commencement, and announced a new partnership with Girls Who Code to fund...

Grad Commencement

NSF director: “Embrace uncertainty and prepare to be surprised.” • As they assembled beneath the white tent on the Quad, hundreds of master’s and PhD students at WPI’s first-ever Graduate Commencement ceremony were greeted by sunny skies, a warm evening breeze, and a...

On point with Luna

Yasmeen Luna using her bio degree in the conservation field • Yasmeen Luna’s first steps toward WPI started four years ago with an invitation on her high school basketball court. Tomorrow she’ll step up to the podium to accept her degree in biology and biotechnology, and will graduate...

Exemplary Faculty May12

Exemplary Faculty

Wes Mott to receive Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize Honor • Wesley T. Mott, professor of literature in the Department of Humanities and Arts, will receive the Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize for 2015–16 at Commencement on Saturday. Mott, who is one of the foremost scholars of the...

ROTC, Baccalaureate

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Baccalaureate to take place Friday • With Commencement week in full swing, two events honor seniors in very special and separate ways this Friday, May 13. At noon, the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony takes place on the Quad. This year Congressional Medal of Honor...

The 2 Commencements

Commencement ceremonies to serve different audiences • Some things will be the same during this year’s Commencement week. Degrees will be awarded. There will be caps and gowns. Excited students and their loved ones will gather on the Quad. But this year, Commencement arrangements have...

Student speakers

Meet the two student Commencement speakers • With WPI’s switch to separate commencement ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students comes a more customized and personal degree-receiving experience for each class. This year is the first time bachelor’s degrees will be awarded...