Student Projects

Rigorous theory combined with practical experience adds up to make WPI’s approach to learning unique among higher education institutions.

Great Problems Seminars
At WPI we believe that the best way to learn is by doing. That is why WPI students are engaged in project work from the day they arrive on campus. First-year WPI students begin tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems through the Great Problems Seminars. Learn more… 

Interactive Qualifying Project
The Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) has been called the most innovative element of WPI's undergraduate curriculum. It requires students to work in teams to find solutions to societal problems using science and technology. It's difficult, rewarding--and life changing. Learn more… 

Major Qualifying Project
The Major Qualifying Project is a professional-level design or research experience completed by every WPI undergraduate. Generally undertaken in teams,  this capstone project is an integral element of WPI's project-enriched education, which offers exceptional preparation for successful and rewarding lives and careers. Learn more… 

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