A WPI education includes extensive and transformative project-based learning that forms the basis of a high-quality education here. We know students learn by putting their knowledge into real action, so at WPI you’ll take all you learn in a classroom and apply that knowledge to real-world problems.
Our 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.
Students majoring in economics have worked on such projects as:
- How consumers make purchasing decisions
- Approaches to manage and interpret the increasingly voluminous data produced by scientists and researchers
- The impact of public policy on labor markets