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Meeting Grand Challenges with the National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has named WPI a Grand Challenge Scholars School, opening the door to further empowering students to solve problems related to global needs in food, clean water, energy, healthcare, the environment, education, and more. This latest recognition from the NAE builds upon WPI’s distinctive approach to project-based learning, through which students gain hands-on experience in research, interdisciplinary work, global experience, and entrepreneurship as they develop the skills needed to have an impact on their world. 

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WPI announced Global Projects For All, a university-wide initiative that will provide all students with access to an off-campus project experience. Beginning with the class of 2022, every full-time, degree-seeking student will receive a Global Project Scholarship, a credit of $5,000, to defray the cost of an off-campus project.

Inside Higher Education