Inspired by Intersession, WinterSession gives WPI students, alumni, faculty, and staff the chance to participate in classes, workshops, and sessions on a variety of topics outside the classroom.
Years ago, WPI students had the opportunity to participate in Intersession, a week of rapid-fire classes, workshops, and sessions on myriad topics. Now, with the help of WPI Launchpad and the KEEN grant, that program has been reinvented as the student-led WinterSession.
Held on campus in the few days before C-Term begins, WinterSession is a 3-day series of workshops and events that give students, alumni, faculty, and staff the chance to explore new topics, develop (or perfect) their skills, and foster new connections in a variety of environments, all through a non-hierarchical teaching style.
The highlight of the 2019 WinterSession will be an Innovation & Entrepreneur track in the Foise Innovation studio with workshops focused on developing an I & E mindset including: design thinking, market research, entrepreneurial mindset, industry analysis, improv, negotiation, and developing a pitch. Participate in a design challenge where teams can learn and apply these skills on a real-world problem.
If I & E isn’t your thing, take a ballroom dance class, learn karate and self-defense, spend a day identifying your strengths, prepare for SCRUM certification with a 2 -day Agility & SCRUM workshop. Learn to knit, photography, pottery, or glassblowing.
If none of these topics interest you, let us know what else you’d like to learn or teach.
Visit the registration page for more details and to choose your courses—we’ll see you back on campus in 2019!