Works in Progress is an opportunity for WPI research students and their advisors to showcase to our community what they’re up to as far as research goes -- MQPs and other significant efforts and not just seniors! We ask attendees and guests to provide constructive on the spot and meaningful feedback to help students further the progress of their research.
Students should apply to participate by Friday, February 28, 2020.
In 1970, WPI undertook one of the most radical transformations higher education has ever seen. Out went the conventional schedule, grading system, and degree requirements and in came a curriculum that gave students the freedom and power to shape their own educational journeys, that put the responsibility for learning squarely on their shoulders, and that gave them a remarkable tool for absorbing, retaining, and living knowledge: project-based learning.
There are many remarkable facets of the WPI Plan, but the most significant may be that it has not just endured for half a century—it has thrived by undergoing a continual process of reevaluation and renewal. As we observe and celebrate the semicentennial of the WPI Plan, discover the Plan’s beginnings, its evolution, and its future; the people who created, improved, and lived the Plan; and the impact this groundbreaking program has had—and continues to have—on the Institute, on its graduates, and on the future of higher education. For more information, click here.