WPI is proud to be recognized by The New York Times in the article titled, “From Albania to Singapore, U.S. Students Look for Tailored Experiences Abroad,” in the June 7, 2019 issue for its signature Global Projects Program. The article featured four students and two faculty advisors who traveled to one of WPI’s more than 50 global project centers. At the Albania Project Center, the students immersed themselves in a new culture and tackled a real-world problem to help a local community. For their distinctive global project experience, they developed flood risk management strategies focused on getting Albanian residents to think more concretely about flood disaster planning as it applies to their community.
With such a complex issue, it was a challenge for students to develop a plan of attack in a short seven-week span. After taking a step back and thinking strategically about how they could impact residents' thinking, they created an impactful card-style game adapted from the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center that helped residents determine emergency moves.