Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Frontiers at WPI

It's hard to believe that the WPI's Frontiers summer program has been going strong for 27 years!! This years program kicked off on Sunday and we welcomed over 180 students to campus from around the US and from around the globe. The program continues to expand each year, with this year being the biggest program yet. Last year we added a second session specifically for our Robotics Engineering students. As you might imagine that program filled quickly and we are expecting another great group of students for that program in 10 days.

I had the chance to meet some of the students and many of the family members during move in day on Sunday. I realize for some families this may be a stressful couple of weeks as their son or daughter is away from home for the first name ever...and still others may be enjoying the quiet:)
Overall I can assure you the students are having a great time in and out of the classroom. We have some great activities planned over the coming days and will get to know many of them a bit better as they may choose to schedule an interview with our office over the next few days.

Looking forward to Session II...