Project-based learning is at the core of the WPI undergraduate education. Throughout your years here, you’ll work in small project-based teams where you’ll apply your classroom knowledge and find new ways to solve problems in real-world settings. You'll have opportunities to work side-by-side with faculty in labs, and do project work at one of our many locations across the globe.
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.
Students in the Society, Technology & Policy major might examine the following:
- Cybersecurity issues
- Urban design and greenspace development
- Wearable technologies and robotics
- Social attitudes toward artificial intelligence
- How food production policies impact global health and economics