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Find your Place in the Global Innovation Economy

Join us at our Next-in-Engineering event to explore engineering careers, discover graduate school options, grow your professional network, and compete for research poster prizes.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Foisie Innovation Studio, Rooms 203 & 205/Lobby/Diamond Lounge
100 Institute Road | Worcester, MA 01609

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment growth for these workers, with nearly 140,000 new jobs expected for engineers over the 2016–26 decade. And in 2016, engineers had a median annual wage of $91,010—more than twice the median wage for all workers.

1:30 Student Arrival and Poster Set-Up

Welcome to WPI and Overview

John McNeill
Dean, WPI School of Engineering

2:15 Student Poster Session I

Roundtable Discussion: Careers in Engineering

Don Granquist-Fraser
Principal Engineer, Collins Aerospace


Terumi Okano
Marketing Consultant, Tech StartUps


Leonore Rasmussen
CTO and Founder, RasLabs


Paul Wyman
GM, Smart Grid, Lockheed Martin

4:00 Student Poster Session II
4:45 Closing Remarks and Poster Award
5:00 Networking Reception


  • About WPI

    WPI, a global leader in project-based learning, is a distinctive, top-tier technological university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying the theory learned in the classroom to the practice of solving real-world problems. Interdisciplinary collaboration is the organizing principle at play for life sciences research, education, and technology development. Research teams go beyond traditional academic department boundaries and coalesce around ideas, approaching complex problems from multiple perspectives to speed the pace of discovery.

  • About Research Experience for Undergraduates at WPI

    Spend your summer with a research team working to solve some of the most urgent problems facing our society. An Undergraduate Research Experience (REU) at WPI lets you spend 10 weeks at a premier technological university in the heart of New England contributing to cutting-edge science and engineering research projects.

  • Directions and Parking

    WPI’s 95-acre campus sits high on a hill in historic Worcester, Massachusetts. Here is what you need to know when coming to campus