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Theory. Practice. Impact.

At WPI, students are involved in engineering projects and research from the very beginning. Our pioneering project-based learning approach means our undergraduate and graduate students learn in the classroom and then can immediately apply their skills to solve real-world problems.

Students work alongside our world-renowned faculty, many of whom bring invaluable industry experience to their work. WPI graduates become proficient and agile engineers able to adapt to a constantly changing global environment. They’re prepared to collaborate with peers across disciplines—from engineering to the arts and sciences to business—to develop innovative and effective solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

This groundbreaking approach establishes a foundation for career success and life satisfaction.

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WPI researchers pour molten metal into a preheated investment casting mold. alt
WPI researchers pour molten metal into a preheated investment casting mold.
April 07, 2021
WPI Professor Alex Wyglinski configures a millimeter wave radio unit that forms part of a small-scale research test-bed.   alt
WPI Professor Alex Wyglinski configures a millimeter wave radio unit that forms part of a small-scale research test-bed.
March 30, 2021
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A polar bear on an ice floe. (Getty Images)
March 23, 2021
WPI professor Andrew Teixeira (right) confers with PhD student Cameron Armstrong, who custom built an ultrafast micro catalytic reactor to produce ammonia. alt
WPI professor Andrew Teixeira (right) confers with PhD student Cameron Armstrong, who custom built an ultrafast micro catalytic reactor to produce ammonia.
March 16, 2021

Researchers Expanding Development of Oxygen Sensor for Babies to also Monitor COVID-19 Patients

An interdisciplinary group of researchers at WPI is expanding their previous work to develop a small wireless mobile sensor that will measure a baby’s blood oxygen levels to also create a similar sensor that can act as early detection device for COVID-19 infections.

Researcher Leads $2.4 Million Project to Manufacture Low-Cost, Fast-Charging Lithium Ion Car Batteries

WPI will lead a team of industry and university researchers in a $2.4 million project to manufacture cheaper, faster-charging lithium ion car batteries. The researchers will reduce the cost and charging time of lithium ion car batteries by building on previous research to manufacture battery electrodes with a solvent-free approach.

Chemical Engineers: “Why Not Make Waste Work for Us?”

Two WPI chemical engineering research projects investigating sustainability and waste reduction received nearly $540,000 stemming from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 2026 Idea Machine competition. The work will explore finding applications for nitrogen-rich waste products and converting marine plastics into ship fuel.

Meet Our Students

Jennifer Day

Jennifer D.

Sophomore, BS in Mechanical Engineering

A sophomore varsity swim team member and mechanical engineering major discovering the power of teamwork in the pool, in the classroom, and in life.

Headshot of Student Jordan Jones

Jordan J

PhD, Biomedical Engineering

Jordan's work with value creation in his biomedical engineering research taught him to apply his scientific breakthroughs in a way that makes a positive impact on humanity. 

Reiysa

Reisya I.

MS, Materials Science and Engineering

Learning about other cultures has only enhanced Reisya’s experience as a Fulbright Scholar studying materials science and engineering at WPI.

Sean Hathaway

Sean H.

Senior, BS in Mechanical Engineering & MS in Manufacturing Engineering

An undergraduate rises to the top of his Air Force ROTC detachment all while earning his bachelors and masters degrees at the same time. 

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Media Coverage

Provost and Senior Vice President Wole Soboyejo was quoted in the News Ghana article on a memorandum of understanding signed by WPI and Academic City University College for academic collaboration to implement an accelerated master’s degree and exchange programs.

MassLive featured WPI’s BattleBots team in their article. WPI’s Ribbot robot is a 250-pound, frog-like battle bot that can travel up to 20 mph. The team, consisting of nine members, was the underdog, with MIT’s Uppercut robot the favorite as the school was seeded fourth. (WPI ended up winning).

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March 05, 2021
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Robotics Engineering
June 12, 2020
Robotics Engineering

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