Conducting Research in Unexpected Ways
At WPI we think differently. We recognize that research doesn’t always mean a pursuit of one ultimate, correct answer. Instead it involves creativity, imagination, an open-mind, and the willingness to explore all possibilities and details surrounding a question.
We believe that research and learning happens everywhere not just in the classroom or laboratory. Our broad range of disciplines in the division of Arts & Sciences at WPI necessitates an equally comprehensive collection of research facilities. Learn more about some of our state-of-the-art facilities below: .
Research Environment – Photo Gallery
The Interaction Lab provides an environment for state-of-the-art research into human-computer interaction.
The Photonics Lab allows us to research the field of photonics - the study and application of light - with emphasis on fibers, lasers, and detectors.
The world-class, 125,000-square-foot LSBC serves as the focal point for education & research in the life sciences and related bioengineering fields.
The Educational Psychology Laboratory allows us to conduct research at the intersection of Educational Data Mining and Human-Computer Interaction.
The Digital Art Studio is a modern space suitable for creating and editing digital art and has ample space and lighting for the traditional arts.
The Environmental Laboratory is used for state-of-the-art environmental analyses of water and wastewater, and for conducting treatability studies.
Rehearsal and performance venues include the Great Hall, the Spaulding Recital Hall, the Perreault Chamber, and the Janet Earle Choral Rehearsal Room.
The intimate, black-box-style Little Theatre is WPI’s first dedicated theatre facility and is well suited for a wide range of dramatic presentations.
Our behavioral science labs allow us to study effects of subtle social environmental cues on perception, decision making, and interpersonal conduct.