Poster Presentation Day for Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) students enrolled in the Great Problems Seminars. Students will explain the projects they embarked on during the program.This two-course introduction to university-level research and project work focuses on themes of current global importance. The projects deal with food sustainability, healing the world, the world's water, and a range of other challenges. The Great Problems Seminars provide students with important early exposure to WPI's project-based curriculum and help them develop the skills necessary for success in their future project work. Judges are to select winning projects from the posters and talks given by team members.
More than 200 WPI freshmen will present more than 50 projects during the event. The closing speaker will be Kevin Hovland, Senior Director of Global Learning and Curricular Change at the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Monday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Campus Center Odeum, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass.
WPI launched the Great Problems Seminars in 2007 as a new approach to the university's first-year experience. This year, the Great Problems Seminars program has expanded from four to eight seminars, with room for a maximum of 450 students; last year the program enrolled 255 students, with more than 130 on a waiting list.