Please join Karen Kashmanian Oates, PhD, WPI’s inaugural Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences,
for a reception at her home with alumni and friends of Northern Virginia.
Enjoy the beauty of the Occoquan River, catch up with WPI friends and alumni,
and hear about what is happening at WPI today.
Specifically, guests will be introduced to the WPI certificate and proposed degree program in Data Science.
With the explosion of information, both steaming and discrete, the ability to analyze and predict based
on big data sets has become a science with multiple career paths - career paths which WPI is currently preparing students for.
Dean Oates will be joined by Frederick Rucker '81, WPI trustee and
managing partner at Capitol Management Partners.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
4381 Occoquan Overlook
Lake Ridge, Virginia 22192
Advanced registration is requested.
About Karen Kashmanian Oates, Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences
As the inaugural Dean of Arts & Sciences at WPI, Dr. Oates oversees seven academic departments:
Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Humanities and Arts, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and Social Science and Policy Studies – as well as interdisciplinary programs in
Environmental Science and Interactive Media & Game Development.
Dean Oates joined WPI from the National Science Foundation in 2010.