The Global School
Affiliated Department or Office
Interdisciplinary & Global Studies
Liberal Arts & Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) 1979
MS Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) 1984
PhD Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) 1987
Expert Bio

the WPI Center for Project-Based Learning, which supports colleges and universities in improving student learning through project work. To date, we have worked with over 125 colleges and universities of all sizes and types on curricular reform efforts involving general education, the major, the first year, capstone experiences, honors programs, and learning communities.

Media Coverage

Academic Minute: Women in STEM Fields

Inside Higher ED

In another Inside Higher Ed  segment, Rick Vaz, co-director of the Center for Project-Based Learning, discussed "Women in STEM Fields." “Project-based learning could be a powerful strategy to attract and retain more talented women into science and technology fields,” he said.

High-Impact Practices Work

Inside Higher ED

Inside Higher Ed featured this op-ed by Richard Vaz, director, Center for Project-Based Learning. “The benefits of having students tackle authentic problems are powerful. Problems that communities or organizations face are almost always interdisciplinary and require consideration of a range of stakeholders’ perspectives,” he wrote.

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