How do you see the students change over the entirety of the Bar Harbor project experience?


Frederick Bianchi: One of the biggest impacts on students when they come to Bar Harbor, or to any project center, is the level of achievement they experience. That translates to a level of confidence. It happens from working in a group. This is the essence of the whole WPI experience—students working in interdisciplinary teams. If team members include biology, electrical engineering, and music majors, the potential for growing and experiencing things beyond each individual person's experience is very high. The whole interaction within the interdisciplinary group moves students forward in terms of their confidence. I've heard so many students reflect on the experience by saying, "I accomplished things that I didn't think I could do."

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