Student Projects

Start Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges Today

At WPI, we believe the best way to learn is by doing. That’s why project activity is an integral part of the Materials Science & Engineering educational experience. This proven approach offers an excellent opportunity for graduates to pursue their careers with solid, hands-on experience—which can make them more attractive to employers.

Great Problems Seminars

WPI students are engaged in project work from the day they arrive on campus. First-year students begin taking on some of the world's most pressing problems through the Great Problems Seminars. Learn more... 

Humanities and Arts

The Humanities and Arts requirement encourages students to find their inner artist, musician, or philosopher–on campus or abroad–and prepares them to be well-rounded contributors to society, more compelling applicants to professional schools, and, ultimately, more well-versed professionals. Learn more...

Interactive Qualifying Project

The IQP has been called the most innovative element of WPI's undergraduate curriculum. It requires students to work in teams to find solutions to societal problems using science and technology. Learn more... 

Major Qualifying Project

Generally undertaken in teams, this capstone project is an integral element of WPI's project-enriched education, which offers exceptional preparation for successful and rewarding lives and careers. Learn more...