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Office of Multicultural Affairs Newsletter

February 2022 | C-Term | Spring 2022


Community Acknowledgement
The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers our deepest condolences to those impacted by recent events in our WPI community. We continue to offer our support to those needing to talk or process anything they might be going through personally, socially, academically, or professionally.  We encourage you to reach out to the OMA staff and our WPI Chaplains for support to meet via Zoom or in-person (as you are comfortable). Please note our staff is accessible outside of the Office Hours (OMA team) and Student Hours (Campus Chaplains) detailed below.
Office Updates
OASIS Multicultural Center (OASIS House)
Collegiate Religious Center (CRC)
Black History Month

 
WPI Celebrates Black History Month 2022
College of the Holy Cross
Black History Month Celebration

COVID-19 Updates
We Are WPI
Schedule a COVID Test
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Mass Health
Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Upcoming Campus Programs and Events
Upcoming Campus Events
University Calendar
2022 WPI Holiday Calendar
Our Corporate Symbols|Company Information|Takeda Pharmaceutical Company  Limited
WPI/Takeda Information Session
Monday, February 14, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Check Handshake for more information.
Back Home
SAVE THE DATE
WPI Orchestra will perform at Trinity Lutheran Church at 3:00 PM EST on Sunday, February 20th. Trinity is located at the corner of Lancaster and Salisbury Streets across from the Worcester Art Museum. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

SAVE THE DATE
WPI NPHC Greek Showcase
Featuring the Greater Boston National Pan-Hellenic Council
Friday, February 25, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Rubin Campus Center Odeum

Register Here
Upcoming Holidays, Holy Days, and Commemorative Days
  • Darwin Day (February 12)
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science Day (February 11)
  • Super Bowl Sunday (February 13)
  • International Condom Day (February 13)
  • St. Valentine's Day (February 14)
  • Frederick Douglass Day (February 14)
  • Parinirvana or Nirvana Day (February 15)
  • Susan B. Anthony Day (February 15)
  • Māgha Pūjā (February 16)
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17)
  • World Day of Social Justice (February 20)
  • International Mother Language Day (February 21)
  • Dominican Independence Day (February 27)
  • February 2022 is observed as:
    • Black History Month
    • American Heart Month
    • National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention

Happy Birthday to all of the February babies!
Win Holiday Calendar
Diversity Calendar 2022 | Inclusion and Cultural Events
2022 Global Diversity Calendar
Current Events
WPI News:
Higher Education News:
Local/State/National/International News:
WPI Today
Inside Higher Ed | Diversity Insider
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Women in Academia Report
Mental Health, Wellness, Self-Care, and Mindfulness
Be Well Together
Student Development and Counseling Center (SDCC)
Mental Health Resources for Students
Initial Findings and Recommendations of the Mental Health and Well-being Task Force - Phase One: Students



Mosaic: Men of Color Support Group

Current events may be hard to grapple with as multiple historically Black colleges and universities faced bomb threats, Minneapolis police fatally shot Amir Locke, and many states and districts continue to ban teaching inclusive books and talking about race. Amidst these aggressions, we want to remind Black educators to practice self-care—and all educators to elevate the importance of Black students’ experiences and their mental health. These resources can help. (Learning For Justice)


Virtual Mindful Wednesdays and Thursdays

  • Mindfulness Wednesdays and Thursdays will be conducted virtually through Zoom for the foreseeable future and will not be held in person.
  • The Wednesday session begins at 12:15 PM EST and the Thursday session begins at 2:15 PM EST.
  • Sessions include a 10 – 15 meditation with time for questions or comments.
  • Please email Robin Benoit for more information.

Live Guided Meditation | hosted by Meditation Breaks
  • Immerse yourself in the benefits of meditation and mindfulness. This live online meditation class hosted by Meditation Breaks provides a wide array of easy to learn mindfulness teachings and techniques aimed at transforming your life -- including stress relief, increasing happiness, living in the moment, and much more.
  • Great for people looking to learn how meditation can help them in daily life and for those interested in maintaining a regular meditation practice.
  • Note: times are Wednesdays at 8:30 PM EST.


Institutions and Meaning Group (coming in D-Term)
Thursdays at 3:00 PM EST (beginning March 17th)
Student Development and Counseling Center (SDCC) Group Meeting Room
12 Einhorn Road


Open to students who have themselves personally or through someone close to them experienced contact with institutions such as the foster care system, adoption, residential treatment, group homes, the criminal justice system, correctional facilities, or inpatient psychiatric treatment. A place for students who want to talk with others who have had diverse experiences with institutions to explore the meaning of their experiences.
 
Mental Health Training Webinars
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Student Mental Health Matters
Join Learning for Justice for a webinar about student mental health—and why it matters. Cohosted by Dr. Charles Barrett, Chair for the National Association of School Psychologists Multicultural Affairs Committee, this webinar will focus on challenges students face regarding mental health, including how those challenges can vary depending on their intersecting identities. We will also share examples of what schools and districts are doing to address these challenges. Finally, you will learn about tools and strategies for your own classroom and school community. (Learning For Justice)
Part II Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Minority College Students
In this episode, we replay part two of the Diverse Talk Live! webcast, "Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Minority College Students." In case you missed it, tune in as the panel of experts return to look at campus climate policies after the surge of Omicron and how they relate to the mental health and health-seeking behaviors in minoritized students. Listen in as they propose supplemental resources for faculty who are on the front line and discuss what we can do at the campus and institutional level to better support student mental health and connect students to services who are disproportionately under-utilizing formal treatment avenues. (Diverse Issues In Higher Education)
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Minority College Students
In this episode we replay the December 7th Diverse Talk Live! webcast, "Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Minority College Students." In case you missed it, listen in as a panel of experts evaluate and advise on how higher ed institutions can best address the mental health needs of minority students — particularly as they grapple with a myriad of challenges including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a nationwide flashpoint on systemic racism, punctuated by the recent guilty verdicts of the individuals charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. (Diverse Issues In Higher Education)
Trauma Training Tuesday Lecture Series (at Clark University)
Post COVID Mental Health - Mayor’s Mental Health Task Force
Reflections on Trauma - International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaches
Trauma of Fleeing Afghanistan - Worcester Together Response Team
Trauma of Unseen Patterns - Dr. Laurie Ross and Guests
Trauma of the Gender Binary - Joshua Croke
Trauma of Sexual Assault - Heidi Sue LeBoeuf
Trauma of Workplace Bullying - Dr. Jerry Carbo
Trauma of Racism - Dr. Jennifer Davis Carey
Trauma of Food Insecurity - Attorney Gina Plato-Nino and Casey Burns
Trauma of Sexual Abuse (Worcester State University) - Dr. Lori Dawson
Trauma of Homelessness - Etel Haxhiaj, Brian Bickford, and Maura Mahoney
Trauma in Early Childhood Part 1 - Dr. Zlatina Kostova of UMass
Trauma in Early Childhood Part 2 - Dr. Zlatina Kostova of UMass
Building Community Resilience in Trauma - Rev. Aaron Payson
Trauma of School Disruption - Fred Kaelin and Megan Sullivan of the SHINE Initiative
Trauma of Uncertainty - Deborah Bunker, Emily Swalec, and Anne Bureau of YOU, Inc
Trauma of Addiction - Rebecca Zwicker and Lori Hout of No One Walks Alone
Trauma of Sexism - Dr. Mary Burns and Dr. Tonisha Pinckney of the WCCSW
Trauma Related to Immigration Status - Attorney Alex Mooradian
Trauma of Child Maltreatment - Robb Zarges and Lynn Tesconi of CASA
Trauma of Disability - Jeff Lafata-Hernandez and Krystal Linn of EPIC
The Trauma of Domestic Violence - Staff of the YWCA
Addressing Health Disparities By Understanding Equity - Raquel Castro-Corazzini and Kathy Esparza of Youth Opportunities
Trauma Overview and COVID Response - Amy Ebbeson of Worcester ACTs
Pandemic Response - Rev Aaron Payson of Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester
LGBTQIAP+ Resources and Support
LGBTQIAP+ Support
LGBTQIAP+ at WPI Resource Guide
LGBTQIAP+ in Worcester
Read, Watch, Listen, and Learn
Films and Television:
  • Residence Life Cinema (SWANK Motion Pictures, Inc.)
    • Alcohol Awareness
    • Asian Pacific Islander History and Culture
    • Black History and Culture
    • Constitution Day
    • Disabilities
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Earth Day
    • Hispanic History and Culture
    • International
    • LGBTQ+ Pride
    • Social Relevance
    • National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
    • National Native American Heritage Month
    • Women's History Month
    • Women's Studies
    • World AIDS Day
    • Anyone on WPI Wi-Fi can access free streaming services at cinema.wpi.edu.

Podcasts:

Books:
Social Justice Education
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Unlearn misconceptions about the Holocaust.
KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Whoopi Goldberg’s Holocaust comments inaccurately claimed that the genocide of millions of Jews was not about race.

  • Jewish people were labeled as an “inferior race” by the Nazis, echoing similar eugenicist beliefs held in the U.S. during that time.

  • In reality, Jewish identities extend beyond static definitions of race, nationality, religion and ethnicity.

The Problem with Erasing Race from the Holocaust

Anti-Racism Daily


 

American Experience
American Eugenics and the Nazi Regime | The Eugenics Crusade

Learn how the American eugenics movement influenced Adolf Hitler and his policies and ultimately contributed to the Holocaust in these videos adapted from American Experience | The Eugenics Crusade. Use this resource to examine how sterilization laws written to “better” a society paved the way to mass murder.

Trigger Warning! This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some participants.


Illustration featuring the likenesses of Bayard Rustin, Angela Davis, Sojourner Truth, Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Frederick Douglass and silhouettes of protesters and activists.
Black History Month: Teaching the Complete History

Go beyond trauma and struggle to examine the liberation, civic engagement, creativity and intersecting identities of Black people during Black History Month.
 

Voter Education and Registration
Register To Vote
Check Your Voter Registration

Massachusetts Primary Election

Tuesday, November 20th


Election Day 2022

Tuesday, November 8th


Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) are non-partisan entities and do not support or oppose any political candidate or party.

Community Engagement


Black History Month Film Festival

February 1 – 28, 2022

Now in its second year, the Boston Globe's Black History Month Film Festival will honor and celebrate the lives, culture, and creativity of Black Americans through film. Join us for virtual screenings of new and classic works including 'Moonlight,' 'Love Jones,' 'A Beautiful Resistance,' and more. Each screening will be followed by a virtual panel discussion with Globe writers and editors, filmmakers, and community voices.
Register Here



2022 Lunar New Year Celebration
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:00 PM EST - Sunday, February 13, 2022 2:00 PM EST
Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States

Register Here


Massachusetts: Election Tools, Deadlines, Dates, Rules, and Links
City of Worcester Election Commission
Worcester Democratic City Committee
Worcester Republican City Committee
Worcester Independent Socialist Group

City of Worcester Diverse Business Directory
PFLAG of Greater Worcester
AIDS Project Worcester
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts
African Community Organization (ACE)
Nipmuc Nation

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) does not endorse nor sponsor any of the above-mentioned groups, organizations, or entities.
Student Jobs and Internships
Student Employment
Internships
Connections Pre-Orientation Program (August 2022)

The Program Ambassadors (PA) are valued members of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) who are trained to provide peer-to-peer leadership and support for students who participate in the Connections experience at Worcester Polytechnic institute (WPI). Program Ambassadors serve as peer educators who engage our newest WPI scholars in various aspects of their first year at WPI as they transition into college. Program Ambassadors also serve as positive role models within the community, aid in student support initiatives, encourage personal growth in their peers, and provide leaving experiences to ensure student success. Eligible sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students are trained by OMA staff to facilitate success programs, multicultural and cross-cultural activities, academic support services, and intergroup dialogues for their peer community. Program Ambassadors must be self-starters, who are well-organized and committed to assisting students experiencing the transition to college; committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; and committed to the success of underrepresented student populations at WPI. This position reports directly to the Office of Multicultural Affairs professional staff (Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director, and Administrative Assistant).
Apply Here

The Lead Program Ambassadors (Lead PA) are valued members of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) who are trained to provide peer-to-peer leadership and support for the Peer Ambassador (PA) team as well as students who participate in the Connections experience at Worcester Polytechnic institute (WPI). Lead PAs provide guidance and mentorship to the Program Ambassador team and supports PAs in their efforts to engage our newest WPI scholars in various aspects of their first year at WPI as they transition into college. Lead PAs assists the PAs with carrying out their duties and responsibilities, building community among the team, and building a sense of community and belonging for all Connections participants. Lead PAs also serve as positive role models within the community, aid in student support initiatives, encourage personal growth in their peers, and provide leaving experiences to ensure student success. Eligible juniors, seniors, and graduate students are trained by OMA staff to facilitate PA training and development, success programs, multicultural and cross-cultural activities, academic support services, and intergroup dialogues for their peer community. Lead PAs must be self-starters, who are well-organized and committed to assisting students experiencing the transition to college; committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; and committed to the success of underrepresented student populations at WPI. This position reports directly to the Office of Multicultural Affairs professional staff (Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director, and Administrative Assistant).
Professional Development Opportunities
Leadership Delta PEARL Mentor Program

The primary aim of the program is to create a sisterhood of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) women from the WPI community, providing them with the skills and resources needed to excel professionally and in life through leadership development in a multilayered mentoring cluster of BIPOC women.

The time commitment would be approximately 3 hours per month in person on the following dates: 

  • Saturday, February 26, 2022 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
  • Saturday, March 19, 2022 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST 
  • Saturday, April 9, 2022 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Youth Leadership Summit

Our Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) is a multi-day leadership development program for high-achieving undergraduate college students from a variety of disciplines who are dedicated to addressing issues impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. 

For the third year, the summit will take place VIRTUALLY. Young advocates from across the country will have a unique opportunity to collaborate with peers, as well as learn from and network with national leaders. Read about our Fall 2021 class and alumni projects

Our 10th annual YLS will be held entirely online in late April. Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of March 2022. Apply now! 

Application Deadline is Thursday, March 3rd.
APPLY NOW!


Unpacking White Womanhood: Exploring Your Unique Role Within Systems of Oppression | Workshop Series
This is a series of 4, 90-minute live, interactive Zoom calls with Drs. Kathy Obear and Victoria Farris centered around building self-awareness, disrupting the status quo, cultivating community, and facilitating healing related to systems of white male supremacy. These workshops are open to white women and folks socialized into white womanhood who desire to be more effective allies and agents of change.
  • Friday, February 4th from 12:00-1:30 PM EST
  • Friday, February 18th from 12:00-1:30 PM EST
  • Friday, March 4th from 12:00-1:30 PM EST
  • Friday, March 18th from 12:00-1:30 PM EST
Bystander Intervention to stop anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment
February - June 2022
Various Days of the Week

Register Here

Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation about Social Bias
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST
Register Here

Brotherhood Leadership Conference: A Brotherhood for Success
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Worcester State University
Time: TBA

On March 5, 2022, Worcester State University will be hosting the “Brotherhood Leadership Conference” for ALANA/BIPOC men in our greater community.

Workshop Sessions Include:

  • Leadership Lessons
  • The State of Our Men’s Health
  • ALANA/BIPOC Entrepreneurship
  • Dress for Success
  • Unlocking Your True Potential
  • Self-Change: My Triumph & Perseverance
  • A Sense of Belonging: Equity, Inclusion, & Beyond
  • Combating Racial Battle Fatigue
  • Building an Equitable and Liberating Mindset
  • The Unseen: Why Students of Color Need Visible Communities of Care?
  • Additional Presentation by TRILL OR NOT TRILL - Dr. Jeff Dess & Dr. Lenny Williams featured on CBS, FOX New York, TedX, The Boston Globe, Ebony Magazine, Black Enterprise, The Root
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Education Now | The Transition from High School to College for the Pandemic Generation
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Register Here

Intersectionality Identified
Thursday, March 24, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Register Here

Latinx Leads Student Leadership Virtual Conference
Friday, March 25 - Saturday, March 26, 2022

The overarching goal of the Latinx Leads Conference is to help students become stronger leaders and allies to the Latinx community by practicing inclusion in their organizations and campuses. The Conference empowers them to create a more accepting, equitable environment, and preparing them to work effectively in a diverse workplace. Participants will explore the history and roots of the Latinx community, examine where they are currently, and look to their future.

Email
multiculturalaffairs@wpi.edu if you are interested in attending. We will cover your registration fee.

Register Here

Black Students Lead Virtual Conference
Saturday, April 9, 2022

The overarching goal of the Black Students Lead Conference (BSL) is to help students become stronger leaders and allies to the Black community by practicing inclusion in their organizations and campuses. The Conference empowers them to create a more accepting, equitable environment, and preparing them to work effectively in a diverse workplace. Participants will explore the history and roots of the Black community, examine where they are currently, and look to their future.

Email
multiculturalaffairs@wpi.edu if you are interested in attending. We will cover your registration fee.

Register Here

United Collegiate Women's Leadership Conference (UCWLC)
Saturday, April 16, 2022

The United Collegiate Women’s Leadership Conference is an interactive transformational experience where women from all walks of life come together to understand the authentic leader they have within themselves, while preparing them to tackle critical issues facing their campus and larger communities. Women often are socialized to believe that exerting themselves means they are bossy, or that being quiet means they are shy. Issues of systemic misogyny creates a dynamic where women often are left competing against one another, or believing that one woman’s shine can diminish another’s. The truth is that united women are more likely to be successful. Women should not have to choose which of their identities they are going to lead with in their personal and professional lives. At UCWLC, we believe it’s all for one, and one for all. UCWLC creates a space that is high-energy, empowering and designed to create a transformational experience.


Email multiculturalaffairs@wpi.edu if you are interested in attending. We will cover your registration fee.

Register Here

Intersectionality Identified
Saturday, March 26, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Register Here
Scholarship Opportunities
Summer Research and Fellowship Opportunities

Early Research Experience in E-Term

The Early Research Experience in E Term (EREE) program offers a first research experience to interested students who have not yet had an authentic research experience. We will provide current first and second-year students an initial immersive research experience with a WPI faculty mentor. The goal of this program is to create pathways to deep and meaningful research experiences in STEM fields for undergraduate students, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM including underrepresented minorities, first-generation students, transfer students, and women.

This research experience provides students with the following:

  • The opportunity to participate in summer research early in their academic career
  • A paid research experience ($4000 over 10 weeks)
  • Close mentoring with a faculty member and graduate mentor
  • Preparation for additional research opportunities at WPI and beyond
  • Information and advice about future graduate research and career opportunities
  • Weekly professional development workshops

Program details: 

  • The 2022 program will be held in-person in labs on the WPI campus
  • The program runs June through August 2022
  • Students paid to work 40-hours per week
  • Weekly professional development workshops for all cohort team members
  • Students will showcase their work in a presentation at the end of the summer
Student application process:
  • Application available the week of February 1, 2022
  • Application due Sunday, March 13, 2022
  • Elements of the application that students should prepare ahead of time:
    • Students will identify three (3) projects of interest from the EREE 2021 Faculty Submissions
    • Write a resume – Need help? Contact the CDC for a virtual resume-writing appointment!
    • Academic transcript – Need help? Instructions here.
    • Gather contact information (names and e-mail addresses) for 2 professional or academic references (at least 1 must be from WPI). Make sure you ask for a reference!
    • Agree to participate in the weekly professional development workshops
    • Answer this reflection question:
      • Each student brings a diverse set of skills and experiences (technical and non-technical) to a research group. Please describe three skills that you can bring to a new research group and three skills that you would like to learn or improve upon through a research experience. (Please limit your response to 300 words)
  • The student application will be available the week of February 1, 2022.
Early Research Experience in E-Term (EREE)
EREE 2022 Project Opportunties
APPLY HERE
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a pathway to graduate education at Purdue University. This program is designed to provide equal access and opportunities to underrepresented and diverse students by preparing students for Graduate School by offering eight-weeks intensive research experiences, and graduate school resources that contributes to student's professional and academic growth. 
  • Application Close Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
Benefits
  • $4,000 Stipend
  • Tier 1 Research Experience
  • Faculty and Graduate Student mentoring
  • Professional development workshops
  • Preparing a successful graduate application
  • GRE Workshops
  • Application fee waiver to apply to Purdue University Graduate School program
  • Social activities
McLean Mental Health Research Summer Program
Program Features:
  1. Mentored research experience in a Harvard Medical School neuroscience laboratory at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA (https://www.mcleanhospital.org/research).
  2. Workshops to teach and promote strategies for success in a scientific career.
  3. Community engagement in collaboration with McLean’s Brains Matter outreach program.
  4. $7,000 stipend per student for the 10-week program.
Program Timeline:
  • Application opens: Monday, December 6, 2021
  • Application deadline: Monday, February 14, 2022
  • Selection announcement: March 11, 2022
  • Program: June 6th – August 12th 2022 - conditions subject to change due to COVID-19

Hydrogen Research Experience for Undergraduates:  A Convergent Approach on Traineeship towards Realizing H2 Economy

Our H2 REU aims to educate undergraduate students on hydrogen technologies through a convergent approach involving mentoring in interdisciplinary engineering research, teaching environmental policies and law, and engagement in real-world industrial practices.

Participants will gain an understanding of the current state-of-the-art hydrogen technologies and the challenges hindering their implementation, and will be inspired to work on finding solutions to address those challenges in their professional careers.

Apply Today!  Accepting application until Sunday, February 20, 2022


Engineering PLUS stEm PEER (Practitioners Enhancing Engineering Regionally) Academy

The stEm PEER Academy will investigate the following topics:

  1. Understanding the Engineering Education Pathway Landscape with emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  2. Models and interventions that work for women and BIPOC students to enroll and facilitate degree attainment.
  3. Building partnerships/engagement of stakeholders.
  4. Planning, implementing and assessing, and scaling the Capstone project.
Key Dates
  • Applications: Open Tuesday, January 18, 2022
  • Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
  • Notification: Accepted applicants will be notified no later than Friday, April 1, 2022.
  • Orientation: Attend a virtual Orientation, TBD
  • Institute: Attend the June 5-9: Week-long PEER Academy Boston, MA (In-person/Covid permitting)
  • Monthly: Attend virtual ½ day sessions and complete required program updates (specific dates/times to be determined)
  • Required Documents: Resume, 2 Recommendations and essay in response to the following question: “What is one evidence-based strategy or program that you believe has the potential to be most beneficial for this population of students? How could you implement this strategy or program to your own institution?”

The Materials-focused Undergraduate Research Applied to the Life Sciences (MURALS) REU Program is recruiting undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to participate in a 10-week long research experience from June 20th through August 26th, 2022. MURALS REU students will leverage the scientific expertise, infrastructure and programs in the College of Engineering and Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to conduct research at the intersection of materials and the life sciences. Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Apply Here
Graduate Students

Career and Professional Development

  • The Graduate Student and Training Readiness Sessions - STARS - is an annual series of workshops organized by the Office of Graduate Studies that provides overviews on important career and professional development topics.
  • STARS workshops in 2021-2022 will be on campus in Gateway I Room 1002 (60 Prescott Street) and will be held from 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST. Registration links will be provided below for each session.
    • Friday, February 18, 2022 - Job Searches/Interviews
    • Friday, March 18, 2022 - Negotiation and Conflict Management
OMA Staff Virtual Office Hours
CRC Chaplain Student Hours
Academic Support Services

Academic Calendar & Catalogs

WPI Multicultural, Intercultural, International, and Religious Community
ACCESS
African Percussion & Dance Ensemble
African Student Association
Alpha Omega
Armenian Student Association
Black Student Union
Brazilian Student Association
Chinese Student and Scholar Association
Chinese Student Association
Christian Bible Fellowship
First Generation Student Association
German Club (Deutschklub)
Heavenly Love Chinese Christian Fellowship
Hellenic Student Association
Hillel
Hispanic and Caribbean Student Association
International Student Council
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Iranian Student Association
Japanese Culture Club
Korean Student Association
Meditation Club
Muslim Students Association
National Society of Black Engineers
Newman Club
Russian-speaking Students and Scholars Association
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanic and Native Americans in Science
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers WPI Chapter
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
South Asian Student Association
Step Team
The Alliance, oSTEM Affiliate Chapter
The Pagan Circle
Turkish Student Association
Unitarian Universalist Campus Fellowship
Vietnamese Student Association
Women Interested in Zeta (WIZ)
Campus Advocacy Resources
Additional Support and Resources
Complete the Office of Multicultural Affairs Request Form
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bias Response Program
Student Resources and Support
Resources for Graduate Students
Be Well Together
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