WPI undergraduate students are immersed in project work across all four years of study, in the classroom and around the globe. Along the way, students not only conduct high-level research, but also master critical thinking, sharpen communication skills, learn to work effectively in teams and undergo life-changing experiences.
WPI's Global Projects Program immerses students in 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.
As a Chemistry student, you can undertake projects in classes and laboratories as well as in off-campus communities. Projects you might find yourself working on:
- Recycling of rare earth metals
- Absorbent solids that remove harmful compounds from contaminated water sources
- Growing semiconducting crystals for solar energy harvesting
- Catalytic strategies in green chemistry