Our Programs


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

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a nonprofit educational, professional, and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders.  The WPI chapter of SWE incorporates the national values and goals into a program for women at WPI.  The mission of the chapter is three-fold: 

  • To stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders
  • To expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and
  • To demonstrate the value of diversity

In addition to holding general meetings, SWE officers and members participate in a wide variety of programs and outreach activities, including professional development workshops, social events and mixers, two annual Girl Scout Days, the SWE Future Leaders (SWEFL) program, the Annual SWE National Conference, and the Annual Region F Conference.  Learn more...  

For more information, please contact the WPI chapter at sweofficers@wpi.edu

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