At WPI, students are immersed in applying their knowledge to solve significant problems through hands-on projects, both in the classroom and in communities around the globe. In the process, they gain research skills, a talent for teamwork, the confidence to dive right in and new perspectives of the world.
Our Global Projects Program gives students the opportunity to contribute to communities as close as our home city of Worcester and at more than 40 other locations worldwide. Students work in teams with a faculty advisor and are accountable to a project sponsor on a specific problem that connects science or technology with social issues and human needs.
Biochemistry majors might find themselves working on projects focused on...
- Novel treatment strategies for pancreatic and breast cancer
- Development of protein tools to control neurons and muscles with light
- Single molecule microscopy: following membrane signaling one molecule at a time
- Synthesizing caged metal compounds for biological applications