New Liberal Education for the Age of Technology

Preparing for a Changing Civilization: Careers Merging Liberal Arts and Technology May 1-2

"I like math and science, but I want to consider personal
and career opportunities other than research or engineering."

What do you say when your students pose this dilemma? On May 1 and 2, graduates from WPI and other technological institutions will provide you some answers by discussing their own careers in professional areas such as law, finance, management, medicine, entrepreneurship, and the arts.

This symposium will bring together leaders in the secondary school mathematics, technology and science communities, along with faculty members and graduates from WPI and other technological universities, to exchange ideas and successful practices in designing curricula and building careers in professional areas not usually associated with a science-based education.


Friday afternoon

Saturday Morning
  • Workshops concentrating on such "hands-on" issues as introducing and supporting technology in the classroom.
  • Luncheon

Registration includes Friday's reception and banquet and Saturday's luncheon, as well as refreshments. Registrants will receive detailed schedules in early spring.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn at the conference rate of $72/night, including continental breakfast. This rate is effective through April 17; for reservations, call 508-757-0400 and request WPI Group #123. Additionally, we have provided information on several other hotels in the Worcester area.

WPI's broad-based, project-oriented undergraduate program makes it a leader in applying the New Liberal Arts to technological education. Every student at WPI majoring in a technological field spends about one year of study in the humanities, the social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies -- twice the national norm.

For more information, call (508) 831-6049 or email

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