Here at WPI, projects are at the heart of our curriculum. We emphasize the importance of teamwork and collaboration, and require several projects to be completed over the course of your four years at WPI.
The project requirements for graduation give you the opportunity to work with your peers, to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom, and to offer solutions to some of the most challenging problems around the world.
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.
Some past projects from students in the International & Global Studies program include:
- Bus emissions in Hong Kong
- Intellectual property rights in the developing world
- Optimizing microfinance in Paraguay
- Social entrepreneurship in Morocco
- Tropical diseases and public health