Global Fair to Highlight 45 WPI Project Centers

More than 800 students are expected to attend the fair to learn about sites around the world and in the United States, and the possible projects to be undertaken.
September 01, 2015

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Global Fair


Hosted by WPI’s Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division (IGSD), faculty, and project alumni; attended by interested students.


Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 3-5:30 p.m.


Sports and Recreation Center, WPI

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) Global Fair gives students firsthand insight into one of the most distinctive aspects of WPI’s unique interdisciplinary project-based curriculum, which has been the core of the university’s undergraduate program for more than four decades. WPI’s curriculum enables students to apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom and lab as they seek solutions to real-world challenges ranging from historic preservation to environmental responsibility.

The fair is designed to allow students to learn more about WPI's varied global projects and to speak with project center directors and older students who have completed global projects. Representatives from more than 45 project centers will be at the fair, and more than 800 students are expected to attend. Students can gain information on the project sites, participation costs, and financial aid availability.

For the 2016-17 academic year, WPI will launch new sites in Cuenca, Ecuador; Panama City, Panama; and Worcester, England.

In the coming weeks, students will have the opportunity to apply to these and other, ongoing project centers at sites such as Boston; Washington, D.C.; Santa Fe, N.M.; London, England; Venice, Italy; and Cape Town, South Africa.

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