Our project-enriched curriculum is one of the most innovative aspects of a WPI education. Working within research teams, you’ll be challenged from day one to prove you’re a problem solver, on issues that affect communities around the globe.
Through this project-rich learning environment, you’ll find solutions to real-world problems; explore works of art, music, or literature; and fuse textbook knowledge with your own unique genius to create something exclusively your own.
The majority of WPI students will complete the following four formal projects:
But the real-world experience doesn’t stop there. At WPI, you’ll spend time in small classes, on focused-research teams, and you’ll have the opportunity to participate in co-ops, internships, volunteer work, and community service that will allow you to create your own distinct path. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty members on ground-breaking research in areas critical to society.
This project-based approach, which teaches students to work collaboratively, is what sets WPI graduates apart from their peers. Not surprisingly, top-tier employees continuously seek out our students because they know they’ll hit the ground running.
Either on campus or at project centers located around the globe, WPI students solve problems that matter to real people and real communities.
WPI’s laboratories are designed to encourage researchers from different areas of study to work together, often leading to breakthroughs & innovations.
WPI’s world-renowned professors inspire and encourage their students as they help them reach higher achievement and greater success.
In the 2009-10 academic year, WPI students reported a record 26,766 hours of community service and raised over $116,000 for area nonprofit groups.
Many Pre-Health students take advantage of the opportunity to mentor and tutor schoolchildren through our numerous K-12 outreach programs.