Office of Sustainability

WPI students are invited to participate in WPI’s 16th Annual Sustainability Project Showcase, hosted by the Office of Sustainability and Gordon Library!


Submissions are open to any student project that tackles a sustainability-related problem, local or global, with consideration to at least one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), listed below.

A $500 cash prize will be provided for winners in each of the graduate and undergraduate categories (including First Year/Mass Academy and IQP/MQP/Other). For consideration, submission by teams or individuals will require 1) a brief project description, 2) a PDF (poster or slide deck), 3) a brief video recording that presents the project and 4) identification of the appropriate SDG categories. We encourage the participation of ALL students who are interested in showcasing their sustainability project accomplishments, including those not interested in competing for an award (in which case students may opt out of the video recording).

Key dates: 

  • March 13: Online Registration Opens 
  • March 22: Online Registration Deadline 
  • March 29: PDF and Video Submission Deadline 
  • April 3-12: Virtual Showcase and Winners Announced 

We welcome and encourage participation by all students and invite faculty to share this announcement with your students! 

Questions?  Contact 


The 17 SDGs to transform our world are as follows:

  • GOAL 1: No Poverty
  • GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
  • GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • GOAL 4: Quality Education
  • GOAL 5: Gender Equality
  • GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
  • GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • GOAL 13: Climate Action
  • GOAL 14: Life Below Water
  • GOAL 15: Life on Land
  • GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  • GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals