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Solve Problems.  Make an impact.  Become the expert.

From the first to last day, you can find opportunities to perform research at WPI. Ask around or talk to your academic advisor to find opportunities that will suit your interests. A willingness and passion for doing research as an undergraduate will lead to life-changing experiences.

Student Research is Job Preparation

"[Perhaps at my first job] they'll give me a project and say, 'Figure out how to do this.'  Since I've already done critical thinking and seen how a project can change, it will be easier.  I won't need someone to tell me exactly what to do or how to do it."  Isabella Garver '18

Building Landmine-locating Drones

"I'd wanted to do something that has a big global impact.  It's a great feeling to have an impact on peoples' lives directly...I learned a lot more than electrical engineering."  Nicholas Lanotte '19

Questions to Keep in Mind

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Summer Research Pays Off

Summer is an excellent time to be on campus. Students and faculty have more time to devote to research projects, and more projects and research opportunities mean students are likely to find a topic that interests them.