Robert P. Hayward as "Bob" in Bridge to the Future

Robert P. Hayward was a Mechanical Engineering major in the Class of 1950. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta.


  • B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1950)


Bob spends his retired life in Seattle with his wife, Mary R. Hayward. Bob enjoys skiing and boating. He is very active in volunteering for his community and church, plus at various Christian facilities as he and Mary travel the country in their RV.

According to his wife in the February 1998 issue of The Wire @ WPI (Volume 11, No. 3), Bob is in excellent health, "although his hair has greyed and thinned a bit."

When seeing his face in The Wire @ WPI in November of 1997, he thought it was "no big deal." He has a 16mm copy of the original film which he has shown to the amusement of two of his grandsons.

Contributions to WPI

Bob played the part of "Bob", the lead character, in WPI's 1950's recruitment film Bridge to the Future.