Graduate Research at WPI: Join the Annual Celebrations

Graduate students at WPI are part of a large and thriving research community. The university values the contributions they make to their fields and to society. WPI celebrates those accomplishments through two annual events that encourage graduate students to share their work with the greater WPI community and help them refine their presentation skills.

Share Your Poster

WPI’s Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) is a two-part annual poster celebration of the valuable research completed by our graduate students. Part one is an all-day event open to all graduate students engaged in research. It highlights the breadth, diversity, and quality of graduate research at WPI.

In part two of GRIE, up to 60 posters chosen from the hundreds displayed in the first session compete for awards in the Posters Finals and Awards competition.

Present Your Idea

Investing in Ideas with Impact (i3) is a campus-wide presentation competition that’s all about translating research into real-world value and impact. The event begins with competitions in the academic departments, moves on to semifinal events in Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the Foisie Business School, and concludes with a three-minute pitch presentation in front of a panel of judges. An awards ceremony concludes the celebration.

The entire campus is invited to the i3 finals, where up to two awards are given for the best overall presentations.

Why Should You Participate?

Students who have participated in these events in the past say they are valuable for many reasons:

  • You will showcase and receive useful feedback on your work in progress.
  • You’ll meet other graduate students, learn about other research underway at WPI, and establish collaborations that may take your work in new directions.
  • You can learn to explain your research and its value in a concise and accessible manner which is a valuable skill to have in science, engineering, and business.   
  • You’ll share your work which can be invigorating and rewarding.
  • You will return to your research with a new sense of purpose and a desire to make a difference.