WPI’s strong curriculum is based on the core concept of project-based learning. For decades, WPI students have worked side-by-side with faculty researching solutions to real-world problems.
Students in the Environmental & Sustainability Studies program advocate for a better quality of life with a healthier planet and within sensitive social contexts.
The 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.
Some ways WPI students are working for change:
- Assessing the sustainability of Europe’s greenest city — Freiburg, Germany
- Examining the Transition Town Movement — sustainable development’s newest trend
- Assessing renewable technology in America’s cities with the ReEmpowering America Act