WPI’s Annual Showcase for Student Innovation is April 15

More than 250 student teams will present the results of their Major Projects to their faculty advisors and project sponsors, in formal presentations or poster sessions, during WPI's annual Project Presentation Day on April 15. Presentations, in every academic department and program, will occur across campus throughout the day.

Project Presentation Day Includes Presentations in Every Academic Department


  • Mouse Models for Autism and Potential "Autism Gene"
  • Lead Exposure in Avian Species
  • Creating a Delivery Mechanism for Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
  • Auto-Accretion Powered by Microbial Fuel Cells in the Venetian Lagoon
  • fMRI Analysis of Brain Refractory Period Activity in Nicotine Addicted Rat Models
  • Automation of a Remote Telescope Imaging System
  • Battling Malaria: The Uneven Development of International Health Aid
  • The Alligator: A Video Game History of a Civil War Submarine
  • Telepresence and Walking Robots
  • Culture and Disease in Biology Textbooks
  • Impact of Hybrid Plug-in Cars

This is just a small sample of the more than 250 student team projects that will be presented during WPI’s annual Project Presentation Day. The day is designed as a showcase for the exceptional work WPI students complete for their Major Projects, one of two significant projects that all WPI students must tackle. Teams from every academic discipline at WPI—including interdisciplinary program in Interactive Media & Game Development, Environmental Engineering, and Professional Writing—will presented the results of their projects to their faculty advisors and project sponsors in formal presentations or poster sessions.

Major Projects are professional-level design or research experiences that immerse students in the kind of work they will do after graduation. In their presentations, students explain how they arrived at solutions to real-world problems using knowledge and skills they gained at WPI. It's a fascinating and powerful demonstration of the value of WPI’s innovative approach to education.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Presentation and poster session times vary by department and program; see schedule.


Presentations and poster sessions will be held in locations across campus; see schedule.


Visit the Project Presentation Day website for more information about the event and a complete schedule of presentations, organized by department and program.

April 11, 2008

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu