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February 2013 Edition
Alumni News


Dear Alumni:

The Hill doesn’t get any more picturesque than the days following an epic blizzard like the one that hit last week. Our Two Towers were crested with snow and the campus remains knee-deep even a week later. Thanks to... Read more.



Join alumni and friends Tuesday, March 5, from 5:30 to 8 pm for this special networking event at Dassault Systemes' North American headquarters in Waltham, Mass., hosted by Al Bunshaft, managing director of the company's Americas organization. Read more.


Healthcare Delivery Institute's F.J. Aspinwall Symposium: March 20

WPI will host its third-annual F.J. Aspinwall Symposium, “Healthcare on the Verge” on March 20 from noon to 4:30 pm, followed by an Innovation Showcase and Networking Reception. Eric W. Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, will deliver the keynote on “Creating High Performance Health Systems.” Dickson is president of UMass Memorial Medical Group and sr. assoc. dean and prof. of emergency medicine at the UMass Medical School. View the agenda and register online here. Corporate and private sponsorships available. Contact Sue Milkman at smilkman@wpi.edu.



Alumni and their families will gather in Worcester and Philadelphia in the third-annual WPI Community Service Day on April 20. A morning of service activities are being organized at sites in these cities; a lunch and talk will follow in Worcester. Watch your email for details. If we don’t have your current info, contact us at alumni-office@wpi.edu or 508-831-5600. 


WPI's 150th–WHAT'S YOUR PART of the STORY?

As the 150th anniversary of the founding of WPI approaches, we want to know—What’s your part in the story? Share it on the WPI 150 Facebook page--www.facebook.com/WPI150. Post a picture from your Homecoming, or of your fraternity brothers/sorority sisters. Tell the world your WPI story through artifacts and text on the WPI 150 Facebook page.


NEWS from SAS (Student Alumni Society)

It’s time to get into gear for spring activities hosted by the Student Alumni Society (SAS). February highlights a celebration of WPI’s beloved mascot, Gompei the Goat. Last year’s birthday extravaganza brought games and activities, food, inflatables, cake, and a visit from... Read more.


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Alumni-founded company supports eye-tracking research laboratory 
What makes a great website or app, one that looks great and—more important—is easy to use? The User Experience and Decision Making (UXDM) Research Laboratory seeks answers to that very question. Open since March 2012, thanks to a generous contribution from Dyn... Read more.

Campus News


Phi Kappa Theta, a longstanding fraternity at WPI, has won first-place awards in 13 of 15 categories at a recognition banquet sponsored by the national fraternity, marking the most awards the chapter has ever received at the event. Read more...

Silicon Valley 
Project Center Reception 
Garden Court Hotel,
Palo Alto, Calif.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6 pm 

Join us as WPI students from the Silicon Valley Project Center present their IQP and MQP projects during this special event.

Worcester Project Center Reception 
Higgins House, WPI
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 pm

Join us as WPI students from the Worcester Community Project Center present their
IQP projects during this special event. 

What Employers are Looking For 
Dassault Systemes, Waltham, Mass.
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30-8 pm

Featuring talks by Dassault executives, networking, and tours. Advanced registration is required.

Please visit our upcoming events page if you want to stay up on the latest information on opportunities to reconnect or network with WPI alumni.
No. 2 Men's Basketball Celebrated Senior Night By Knocking Off Wheaton 
Five players reached double figures in scoring as host WPI defeated Wheaton 86-59 in a NEWMAC men's basketball contest played on Feb. 6. Read more...

Women's Basketball Defeats Mount Holyoke to Punch NEWMAC Tournament Ticket 
Six players reached double-figures in the contest, but it was the visiting Engineers that came out on top as WPI held off Mount Holyoke in women's basketball action on Feb. 6. WPI clinches a NEWMAC Tournament bid and moves to 13-8. Read more...

Tilbe, Marsh and Perruccio Win Twice
as Wrestling Splits at Plymouth State
Tyler Tilbe and Justin Marsh both collected a pair of pins and Mike Perruccio also registered a pair of victories as WPI split a pair of wrestling matches Sunday at the Plymouth State tri-match with Southern Maine. Read more...

For more information contact Rusty Eggen at rusty@wpi.edu, 508-831-5328.
Online MS in Mechanical Engineering Classes starting in March 
The online WPI Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering has exactly the same curriculum and requirements as the on-campus program. Online students can complete the MS as a 100 percent online degree or combine classroom and online courses. For more information visit our website or contact Amanda Keighley at maurer@wpi.edu, 508-831-4179.

Basic Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Open Enrollment Workshop 
April 23-24
Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing is the universally accepted method of communicating part requirements on engineering drawings. This workshop, brought back by popular demand as an open enrollment offering, will help you understand and use this universal engineering language to eliminate many of the communication problems prevalent in the design-to-manufacturing cycle. To learn more, visit the website or contact Cindy Philbrick at cindyp@wpi.edu, 508-831-5651.

Alumni Quick Calls 
Monday, Feb. 18 6-8 pm
Wednesday, March 13, 6-8 pm

Schedule a 20-minute conversation with Connie Horwitz, associate director for Student & Alumni Services at the Career Development Center, on any career-related topic that you would like to address, including a quick resume or cover letter critique, career change, situational question about a current search, or any other concern you may have. Just email cdcalumni@wpi.edu to register for a time.

Webinar: Resume Writing—Creating a Clear, Scannable, Winner 
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:30-7:30 pm
Writing a resume isn’t just about creating a readable and powerful document, it’s also about ensuring it’s accepted by the filters that scan the document when it is submitted through an organization's website. These "Applicant Tracking Systems" are increasingly a part of the screening process and it’s important to account for them in your final draft. In this webinar, we will discuss resume construction in a way that integrates the do's and don'ts with regard to these systems. To register, please email cdcalumni@wpi.edu.

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