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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.

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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Best Colleges in Massachusetts by Salary Potential

PayScale (2019)
Top 25

STEM colleges 

Forbes (2018)
140%

increase in research funding from FY16-20

Top 50

best colleges for engineering in America
Niche (2021)

Media Coverage

The Telegram & Gazette noted work by Reeta Rao, professor in the Department of Biology and Biotechnology, in their article. Rao is working with researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, on a one-year project to screen analogs of a plant-derived compound as a potential prophylactic or therapeutic against Candida auris (C. auris) and soil-transmitted parasites such as hookworms, whipworms, and ascarids.

The Worcester Business Journal reported on Assistant Professor of Biology and Biotechnology Amity Manning’s grant from the American Cancer Society to support research that could possibly lead to future cancer therapies.

Announcements

July 22, 2021
Faculty, Research, School of Arts & Sciences, Undergraduate Research, WPI Today, Physics
July 15, 2021
Corporate & Professional Education
April 20, 2021
Corporate & Professional Education
March 05, 2021
Faculty, Research, School of Engineering, Chemical Engineering