Past Virtual WPI Alumni Events

Missed a virtual alumni event or want to rewatch one? View recordings of webinars and virtual events—from expert speakers and interviews to updates on what’s happening at WPI and in Worcester—to stay informed and in touch with the WPI community. Check back often as new content will be added regularly.

Check out our schedule of upcoming alumni events here.

Please note that captioning is available for each video. Event videos are posted in chronological order, with the most recent event posted at the top.

2021 Alumni Association Annual Meeting
June 3, 2021
The Alumni Assocation elects new board members, reunion gifts are presented, and alumni award recipients are honored. Plus, a state of the Institute address from Donna Stock, Vice President for University Advancement

Women's Impact Network Grant Announcements
April 14, 2021
WIN presents its 2021 Impact Grants, plus a conversation with President Laurie Leshin about the challenges faced by women in STEM.

A Bold, New Building to Accelerate WPI's Impact
April 6, 2021
Learn about the state-of-the-art academic and research facility opening in 2022. This event was hosted by the Tech Old Timers.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Tools for Teamwork
March 9, 2021
During this virtual fireside chat, WPI Trustee, Pamela McCauley, Ph.D and WPI professors, Lisa Stoddard and Geoff Pfeifer, discuss tools for identifying, managing, and mitigating diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the classroom and the workplace. This event was hosted by the Women of WPI.

A Conversation with Headspace CEO CeCe Morken
March 4, 2021
Headspace CEO CeCe Morken talks about the app’s evolution during the COVID-19 pandemic and about her own rocket-like trajectory from COO to CEO. She also discusses the importance of mindfulness and meditation, and Headspace's commitment to social good. This event was hosted by the Women's Impact Network.

Ask Me Anything with Elizabeth Long Lingo
February 25, 2021
Professor Elizabeth Long Lingo, an expert in innovative leadership, creative enterprise, and negotiations, shares her research on management techniques and leadership styles, and discusses how each of us can mobilize the energy and commitment of others to achieve results - and put our power to work - no matter our place in the corporate hierarchy.

Ask Me Anything with Jean King, Angela Rodriguez and Erin Solovey
January 14, 2021
In this "Ask Me Anything," Peterson Dean of Arts and Sciences Jean King, and professors Angela Rodriguez and Erin Solovey, discuss the science of stress, getting to the bottom of how stress affects the body and mind and sharing tips for mitigating stress's harmful side effects.

Building Your Personal Board of Directors
October 27, 2020
Donna Peters, Founder of The Me-Suite, provides career coaching for executives and next-generation talent who want control of their future. Join her for a workshop about building and running your personal board of directors, including dentifying key relationships to build your board and developing skills to be a valuable board member for others. This special program was hosted by The Women of WPI.

Career Conversations: Bill Lapp '02
October 15, 2020
Bill Lapp '02, global leader of solution architecture at Zscaler, discusses his keys to professional and personal success in this edition of "Career Conversations."

Turn Back Time Education Center and Farm Stay IQP Project Center
October 7, 2020
Learn about this working farm, the Class of 2020 student philanthropy that supported the construction of a yurt village, and the design work of WPI's IQP teams. This special program was hosted by WPI's Tech Old Timers.

Goat's Head Award for Lifetime Commitment to WPI Presentation Janet Begin Richardson
September 24, 2020
The Alumni Association presented Janet Begin Richardson, former vice president for student affairs and campus life, with it's Goat's Head Award for Lifetime Committment to WPI in recognition of her 30+ years of service to the WPI community.

Pep Band 50th Anniversary Celebration
September 22, 2020
Current and alumni Pep Band members gathered virtually to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club's founding. Watch to learn about the group's history and how it has been bringing cheer and community to generations of WPI students.

Ask Me Anything with Carrick Eggleston
September 21, 2020
In this second installment of "Ask Me Anything," Professor Carrick Eggleston, department head for WPI's Civil and Environmental Engineering department, discusses climate change and what how we can each make a difference in our planet's future.

Worcester Red Sox and Polar Park Sneak Peek
September 9, 2020
Listen to Dan Rea III, executive vice president for the Pawtucket Red Sox, as he discusses the exciting revitalization of Worcester's Canal District and the future Worcester Red Sox. This special program was hosted by WPI's Tech Old Timers.

Ask Me Anything with Alex Wyglinski
September 3, 2020
Hear from Professor Alex Wyglinski of WPI's Electrical and Computer Engineering department about how 5G technology will change your life in this first edition of "Ask Me Anything."