Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society.
Today, WPI holds firm to its founding mission to provide an education that balances theory with practice, a philosophy symbolized by the towers of our two original buildings, pictured above.
WPI's 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
The university’s curriculum features a flexible, rigorous program that is project-based and globally engaged, aimed at quality experience and a positive impact for the communities it partners with. WPI faculty members—recently ranked top in the nation for quality and accessibility, as reported by the Wall Street Journal—work with students on interdisciplinary research seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems, both on campus and at more than 50 project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.
Graduate research programs include robotics, materials science, cyber security, and learning sciences and technology. WPI invests in research in critical areas, seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems in such diverse fields as fire protection engineering, life sciences and bioengineering, energy, and data science.
Pre-Collegiate Outreach @ WPI:
The Office of Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs (POP) provides high-quality STEM programming to K-12 youth and their families - with a special emphasis on increasing interest and access for youth interested in STEM. Recently ranked in the top 10 by College Consensus for Pre-College Programs, WPI’s Pre-College Programs engage, excite, and inspire students interested in STEM.
We provide collaborative enrichment experiences that inspire exploration and discovery. Our programs highlight areas such as robotics, physics, video game design, music, computer science, the humanities and arts, and much more. No matter a student’s age, interest, or experience level, POP programs have something to offer.
For more information regarding our programs and services, we invite you to explore our homepage here.
Virtual Engagement Opportunities
Interested in getting to know more about WPI? Take advantage of the following virtual opportunities to learn more about this conference's host institution. Although we aren't able to host you in-person this year, get the chance to explore our campus now or download our app from the app store today!