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WPI honorees

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WPI will bestow honorary degrees to, from left, Reshma Saujani, France Córdova, Warner S. Fletcher and David Schwaber at its commencement ceremonies May 12 and May 14.

WPI announces speakers for dual commencements May 12, 14

Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced that for the first time in its 151-year history, the university will host two commencement exercises this May. To celebrate undergraduate and graduate students, WPI has invited two trailblazers in their respective fields to speak to the class of 2016.

Reshma Saujani, founder and president of Girls Who Code, will deliver the undergraduate commencement address on Saturday, May 14. Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science, has grown from 20 members in 2012 to 40,000 in 2016 under Saujani’s leadership. Saujani will also receive an honorary doctor of science degree.

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