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April 2013 Edition
Alumni News


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Just two days ago, what is typically a day of triumph and celebration in Massachusetts became a day of tragedy and great sadness. As a Newton native, I am especially saddened by the violence that shook Boston and the many innocent bystanders at the Boston Marathon on Monday. To our alumni and friends... Read more.



There’s still time to register for this day of service with alumni and their families in Worcester and Philadelphia. In Worcester, this event features a morning of service activities followed by lunch and a talk by the Alumni Association.


Casino night, a Dueling Piano Social, a dessert tour of campus, the Alden Society Luncheon, class receptions and banquets, and a talk by President Berkey—join us for these and many other fun times during Alumni Weekend, May 30-June 2. All alumni are welcome! Register and find the full schedule online today. Information will also be coming to you by mail and email, so please make sure we have your current contact information. Call the Office of Alumni Relations at +1-508-831-5600 or email us to update your information.


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if... UPDATE

Henry R. Poplawski, a Worcester native who was forced to drop out of WPI more than seven decades ago due to financial hardship, has committed $7.8 million through a planned gift for student scholarships at WPI, representing one of the largest gifts the university has ever received. The gift will support scholarships for WPI undergraduates with financial need. Through WPI’s $200 million fundraising effort, “if…The Campaign to Advance WPI,” the university seeks to raise $75 million for student scholarships, making it possible for more qualified and deserving students to earn a WPI degree.

With Mr. Poplawski’s gift, WPI has raised approximately $53 million toward that goal, and a total of more than $137 million toward the overall $200 million goal. The campaign also seeks funding to support faculty and academic programs, campus life and facilities, and unrestricted annual support.
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Campus News


WPI will host the 7th International Conference on Axiomatic Design (ICAD) June 26-28, 2013. The international conference provides design process researchers, practicing engineers, managers, and technology and engineering educators at all levels with the opportunity to learn about axiomatic design and share the latest research on... Read more


Underrepresented students from Massachusetts middle schools will come to WPI’s campus this summer to experience hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. This is the fourth time in four years that WPI has been selected to host this overnight camp, which is free of charge to campers and is the largest of its kind in the United States. Read more...

Community Service Day 
Worcester, MA
Saturday, April 20, 8:15 am

This year we will be participating in the beautification of Institute Park, Elm Park and Newton Hill, followed by lunch on campus and an update from the Alumni Association. Register and learn more here.

Alumni Weekend 
WPI Campus
May 30 – June 2

Join us on the Hill for a fantastic weekend filled with laughter, fond memories, and great friends. Don't miss out. Register and see the full schedule online today.

Please visit our upcoming events page for the latest information on alumni events.
Webinar—Cover Letters: Making Each Paragraph lead to YES 
Wednesday, April 24, 6-7 pm
Due to “technical difficulties” during the Cover Letter Webinar of April 3, this program was rescheduled. If you were a participant, please re-register. If you had hoped to participate before but were unable to do so, this is an opportunity to join in after all. To register, please email cdcalumni@wpi.edu.

Quick-Question Call 
Monday, May 13, 6-8 pm
Schedule a 20-minute call with Connie Horwitz, associate director of the Career Development Center for Alumni and Student Services, on any career-related topic that concerns you: a quick resume critique, job search question, or career development issue. Please call 508-831-5260 to schedule your call (emails are not recommended).

Earn an Online Graduate Degree in Systems Engineering 
By combining its solid reputation for technical content with updated core components of systems design and development, WPI delivers a cohesive graduate program that develops world-class systems engineering professionals. Advance your career with a graduate degree in systems engineering—available completely online. For more information visit the Systems Engineering Program webpage or contact Amanda Keighley at maurer@wpi.edu, 508-831-4179.

Process Improvement Certificate and Workshops 
WPI’s Process Improvement workshops teach proven techniques for addressing systemic process issues that can prevent your organization from reaching maximum efficiency. Workshops, beginning in May, are designed to be taken singly or comprised as a certificate by completing all three. For more information visit our website or contact Cindy at cindyp@wpi.edu, 508-831-5651.

Bartley Named National Coach of the Year 
Men’s Basketball head coach Chris Bartley is the recipient of the 2013 Glenn Robinson National Coach of the Year award. Bartley received his honor Friday, April 5, at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in Atlanta as part of the Final Four weekend. Bartley led WPI to a school-best 26 wins this winter as the Engineers won an NCAA Tournament game and vaulted as high as No. 2 in the D3hoops.com Top 25. This marks his fourth NEWMAC Coach of the Year nod, the most in the 15-year history of the conference. He guided the Crimson and Gray to 22 straight wins to begin the season, and the Engineers were the last undefeated team of over 400 in Division III. Bartley helped the Engineers win their eighth NEWMAC regular season crown in the last 10 years and third NEWMAC Tournament title. 

Men's Rowing Notches Three Second Place Finishes in Class of 2013 Cup 
The WPI men’s rowing program made its 2013 spring debut with a trio of second place showings Saturday, April 6, at the Class of 2003 Cup on Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday morning. In the 10th running of... Read more

Women's Rowing Makes 2013 Spring Debut on Lake Quinsigamond 
The WPI women's rowing program registered three second place finishes and added a third place performance Saturday, April 6, on Lake Quinsigamond in its first spring race of 2013. In a race that featured... Read more
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