History and Our Partners

Our History

At WPI, education has always been distinguished by combining rigorous theory with practical experience, preparing students to be innovative thinkers who can solve problems. WPI has also been a leading force for reinvigorating K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for more than a decade. Over the years of working with educators and K-12 student programs, it became increasingly more obvious that while spending time on K-12 activities for students is important, educators needed more resources and support than what was currently available to them in the STEM fields. Across the nation there were too few students interested in pursuing STEM careers, the primary drivers of the American economy and here in Worcester there were too few opportunities for educators to receive rigorous support in any STEM area so that they could stand in front of their classrooms and mold new generations of youth to be excited about and ready to jump into STEM professions.    

Our Partners

WPI has built one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive K–12 outreach programs with gifts from many wise and generous friends such as Edna and Douglas Noiles ’44, whose leadership gift in 2003 established the WPI Office of K–12 Outreach. Others too have stepped up to the challenge of increasing technological literacy among our teachers and students. Like our partners below, join us in our commitment to advance education, foster innovation, and empower women and underserved youth to build the workforce of the future. Contact Martha Cyr at mcyr@wpi.edu to learn about partnership opportunities.

  • 3M
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bose
  • Cisco Systems
  • Coghlin Electric
  • EMC
  • Flynn Scientific
  • GE
  • General Dynamics
  • Gillette
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Karl Storz Endovision
  • Mass Electric
  • Mercury Computer Systems
  • Raytheon
  • Siemens
  • TD Banknorth
  • Teradyne
  • Texas Instruments
  • TJX
  • Turner Construction
  • Tyco
  • UBS Financial
  • UTC Pratt & Whitney
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