The Hogan Center,
College of the Holy Cross
5:15pm – Cocktail Reception
6:15pm – Dinner and Speaker
Grace Wang, PhD, a highly accomplished materials scientist and engineer as well as a respected educational leader, began as WPI’s 17th president on April 3, 2023. Known as a collaborative leader in higher education, government, and industry, Wang has excelled at building collective vision, delivering impacts, and fostering partnerships to advance education, research, and innovation.
In 2022, Wang was appointed by the White House to serve on the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee. She is a council member of the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She is also a member of the Board of Governors for the New York Academy of Sciences and holds 7 US patents.
Grace received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, and has worked at IBM, NSF, SUNY and most recently The Ohio State University as executive vice president for research, innovation and knowledge.