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Theme: Ignite

This event occurred on
April 4, 2013
6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Westborough, MA
United States

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Westborough High School
90 W Main Street
Westborough, MA, 01581
United States
Event type:
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Craig Mello

Dr. Craig Cameron Mello is an American biologist and professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Andrew Z. Fire, for the discovery of RNA interference. This research was conducted at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and published in 1998. Mello has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator since 2000.

Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements grew up in Camden, New Jersey and Springfield, Illinois, United States. As a child, he enjoyed summers at a lakeside cabin in Maine where he spent his days swimming and hiking and water skiing, and his evenings reading books. After graduating from Northwestern University and National Louis University, he worked as a teacher sharing his love of reading with elementary, middle, and high school students. He started his literary career by writing songs. In 1985, Clements added his own work to the market with a picture book entitled Bird Adalbert. His first novel was the award-winning Frindle, which has won sixteen state book awards, as well as the Christopher Award.

Ken Stafford

Ken Alan Stafford came to WPI in 1994 as the department head of Aerospace Studies. He is currently assigned as director of the Robotics Resource Center and associate director of the Robotics Engineering Program and was a member of the interdisciplinary team that developed the Robotics Engineering (RBE) curriculum. Ken’s research interests include low-speed aerodynamics, mechanical systems for autonomy and robotic dexterity, continuously variable transmission design, super-charging and hybridization of vehicle power systems, and K-12 pre-engineering curricula development. He relishes student interaction through teaching and a wide variety of academic and nonacademic projects.

Organizing team


Westborough, MA, United States


Westborough, MA, United States
  • Kevin Neil
  • Zoe Cronin
  • Neena Agarwaal
    Finance Head
  • Heather Mannarino
    Stage Manager
  • Stephanie Johnson
  • Erin Reynolds
    Stage Design Head
  • Cameron Milewski
    Tech Expert