The mission of the Connections (formerly EMSEP) is to increase the access to educational opportunities at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for underrepresented students of African, Latino, and American Indian descent. Established in 1993, Connections is a comprehensive network of support services for students of color while enrolled at WPI. The Program empowers students by helping them establish a solid academic and personal development foundation to increase their potential for college success. Connections helps students make a smooth transition from high school to college. It promotes academic excellence, leadership, and community service. EMSEP is the road map to college success at WPI. EMSEP 2013 is scheduled for August 17–24. Learn more about this program...
Society of Women Engineers
WPI has a section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) on campus. SWE’s focus is to:
- Stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders
- Expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and
- Demonstrates the value of diversity
The WPI section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) incorporates the national values and goals into a program for women at WPI. Specifically, SWE holds monthly meetings that include a speaker on any number of topics, and two annual Girl Scout Days. Montachusett Girls Scouts come to WPI and earn their Engineering badges