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With WPI's pioneering approach to project-based learning and rigorous and collaborative research, our undergraduate and graduate engineering students develop an entrepreneurial edge. Working side-by-side with our world-renowned faculty, students learn and work in shared environments that push the envelope and lead to real breakthroughs.

With WPI's global approach, students fortify their technical, scientific, business, and creative skills as they make authentic inroads into the world's most pressing challenges. Our graduates use their know-how, initiative, and ideas to improve the quality of life and change the world as the next generation of astute and aware engineers.

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Members of the WPI community line up for COVID-19 testing in Harrington Auditorium.
October 30, 2020
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Members of the Center for Advanced Research in Drying at a meeting held last fall at WPI.
September 14, 2020
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of the best and most interesting colleges 

Fiske Guide to Colleges (2016)
#40

Best Online Engineering Programs 

U.S. News & World Report (2017)
#5

Engineering Program in the nation

College Factual (2020)
#7

Top Schools in U.S. for an Engineering Degree

USA Today College (2016)

Meet Our Students

Angela Calvi

Angela C.

Junior, BS in Chemical Engineering; Minor in Mathematics

Angela and five other WPI students gathered data to determine the feasibility of implementing an intelligent transportation system in Acadia National Park to help mitigate traffic congestion and parking issues during peak season. The park's current infrastructure can't handle the increasing visitation traffic, so Angela and her team completed research, communicated with park officials, and completed field observation to determine if an intelligent transportation system for the park would be effective.

Joshua G

Joshua G.

PhD, Biomedical Engineering

A PhD student continues his biomedical research at WPI utilizing something he'd never expected: spinach.

Emily McLean

Emily M.

Junior, BS in Mechanical Engineering

A co-op experience gave this WPI junior invaluable insight into what she can expect from working in the "real world" following graduation.

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. 

Course Catalogs

Read through the Course Catalogs to see the range of courses available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Setting a Standard for Excellence

Engineering faculty members are more than accomplished and esteemed professors. They are leaders in their respective fields, published authors, and renowned researchers.

WPI encourages qualified professors to explore and pursue opportunities within our engineering programs.

WPI Graduates Are in Demand

Engineering students have enriching and meaningful career options. As the need for experienced and thoughtful engineering leaders grows, WPI’s graduates are sought after for both their academic accomplishments and their extensive hands-on project work. Employers know our graduates will hit the ground running and make valuable contributions to the most challenging projects.

Faculty Profiles

Gregory S. Fischer

Gregory S. Fischer

Professor

Professor Fischer is the William Smith Dean's Professor and a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Engineering with an appointment in Biomedical Engineering at WPI. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 from Johns Hopkins University, where he was part of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgery. At WPI he has been an integral part of developing the Robotics Engineering program and teaches primarily junior-level and graduate courses in Robotics.

Karen  Troy

Karen Troy

Associate Professor

The ability of our biological tissues to adapt to their mechanical environment, and the ways in which our tissues are well suited for their own mechanical role within the body, is a constant source of wonder to me. I am interested in understanding the mechanical signals that are experienced within the skeleton during different types of physical activity, understanding what features of these signals stimulate bone to adapt its structure, and in developing noninvasive methods to quantify bone strength.

Media Coverage

More than 70 media outlets, including the Latin Trade , Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and the Oklahoman carried the news of WPI welcoming 19 full-time educators and researchers to its faculty for the 2020-21 academic year. 

Provost Wole Soboyejo appeared on Spectrum News 1 discussing his research in identifying targeted drugs that reduced the sizes of hard-to-treat breast cancer tumors in mice without inducing the toxic side effects that are typically associated with conventional chemotherapy.