Value Creation (including creating value for society) at WPI has become a very important piece of many academic programs. This may be an opportunity to differentiate WPI from other institutions, including building upon our outstanding project-based learning approach. Curt Carlson (Class of 1967, WPI Trustee and Hall of Luminaries inductee) and Len Pollizotto (class of 1970) will be hosting an all-day Value Creation workshop on Tuesday, January 9. Based on Curt Carlson’s recent work with the NSF and the NAE, we will work to develop innovative projects that matter, here at WPI and around the world. The workshop will focus on practicing the process of value creation innovation. As part of the workshop, you will apply these skills to your own initiatives. Initiatives can include research projects, courses, department value propositions and educational projects. We invite your 3-5 person team to come to the workshop prepared with your own initiative. If you do not have a team, we can give you some options, including working with other teams or forming a new team at the workshop based on your interest.