Frederick Baruffi, '14

Hometown: Farmington, Connecticut

Degree: BS, Robotics Engineering

Why did you choose WPI?
I chose WPI for the unique term system. I love taking only three classes for seven weeks. It allows me to really focus on each class and put my full effort into everything I do.

How has WPI's philosophy of Theory and Practice, as well as working with teams, been beneficial to you during your time at WPI?
Having a lab portion of many classes has been hugely beneficial. It is awesome being able to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to the lab, or vice versa.

What do you consider WPI's greatest strengths?
WPI is well known for its excellent curriculum. I've met quite a few recruiters at career fairs, and they are always interested in WPI students.

What do you hope to do after graduation?
I'm planning on going to graduate school right after finishing my bachelor's degree. After that, I'm looking to get a job with one of several robotics companies in the greater Boston area.

Groups or extracurricular activities in which you participate at WPI:

  • Crimson Key (tour guide)
  • Student Alumni Society
  • Admissions Ambassador
  • Alpha Phi Omega community service fraternity
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