Collaborative Spaces

Whether you want space to build a robot, to explore a product’s limits, or want to hear what others say about your potential next big idea, WPI offers spaces and events for creativity and for bouncing around ideas. WPI’s multidisciplinary approach to collaboration means campus spaces for experimentation and discovery are open to all students and faculty. From pitch competitions to professional development workshops, we give you the freedom to explore and create and the support to get you going.

 

Foisie Innovation Studio

WPI’s commitment to fostering new ideas that will change the world is being physically brought to life with the Foisie Innovation Studio, slated for a Fall 2018 opening. In addition to a new residence hall, the Foisie Innovation Studio will house maker spaces, a robotics lab, classrooms, and even a café for casual brainstorming—spaces where students can create and collaborate. Watch the up-to-the-minute construction developments with the Foisie Web Cams.

 

Labs

Across campus, students work and collaborate in spaces designed to encourage experimentation and new discoveries. Our labs have the materials and equipment where students can make things happen.

Student Clubs

WPI students know the opportunities available to them, and they take advantage of being on a campus full of motivated and driven students and faculty. 

Gordon Library Offers Community Spaces to Collaborate

The library offers plenty of space for working with groups. The Flexible Learning and Instruction Place (FLIP) on the third floor is devoted to collaborative study space and has moveable tables, rolling whiteboards, and Ethernet cables.

Anyone in the community is welcome to explore the ground-floor ProtoFoisie space, a student-designed area that explores how community members will best use the area once the Foisie Innovation Studio is complete.

Campus Events

Throughout the year, events on campus celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit, connect innovators through networking, and highlight new information. The events complement the academic, social, and professional supports throughout the ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship on campus.