For more than four decades, WPI students have used project-based learning to apply classroom knowledge to real-world problems. You’ll collaborate with caring and engaged faculty and peers in small project-based teams to tackle problems of global importance in a holistic way.
Through WPI's Global Projects Program, students are immersed 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.
At WPI, psychology students are engaged in faculty research and projects that investigate cognitive and social psychology topics and cross many departments. Previous and current projects have focused on answering a wide range of questions including:
- When and why might we adopt our interaction partner’s beliefs or behaviors?
- How can we increase success for underrepresented groups in schools?
- How do we encourage underrepresented groups to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math?
- How do we increase cultural awareness, understanding, and diversity?
- Why is understanding how people think and their behavior important when designing different technologies and projects?