WPI’s academic foundation is based on transformative hands-on experience. Students have opportunities for project-based learning from their very first courses at WPI and find the process exciting, inspiring, and life changing.
Working alongside high-achieving peers and renowned faculty, students apply their classroom knowledge to real-world problems so they adopt a broad cultural, social, technical, and scientific perspective of issues.
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.