Continuing to push boundaries
Having finished strong on the strategic plan, the WPI community is more focused than ever on making an impact. We’ve set our sights on new goals and are revisiting others, while continuing on our journey to be the premier global polytechnic. At WPI we never stop pushing boundaries because we know we are pushing open doors for future generations of students, so they can take their own steps forward in the world of STEM.
In an increasingly global society, preparing our undergraduate and graduate students with an expanded worldview is more important than ever. WPI’s faculty recently approved the formation of The Global School. WPI is poised to transform the educational narrative once again, just as we reimagined the curriculum nearly 50 years ago with the WPI Plan.
Asking questions has been essential to the WPI experience since the university’s founding, and it’s a tradition we continue to uphold. What’s possible? What’s next? How do we get there? How do we do better? With the passions and talents of our faculty, students, and staff, we’re more prepared to answer those questions than ever before.
An Experience that Changes Students—and Their World
They say good things come to those who wait, and that’s exactly the case here. For most students, the Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP)—often completed at one of our global project centers in the U.S. or abroad—is more than a year in the making. Follow 13 students through their IQP journey fifty miles away in nearby Boston, Massachusetts, and learn how their experience has forever altered their perspectives of themselves and the world they live in.
WPI's family-friendly festival of science, technology, and robots gives families and kids of all ages the chance to experiment with and explore, with hands-on activities and demonstrations designed to inspire budding young scientists or engineers as well as introduce those already on the STEM path to new and exciting research and technologies.
WPI’s Global Projects Program featured in The New York Times
There’s no doubting the value of global experiences. The New York Times recently delved deep into the topic—the article highlighted WPI’s Global Projects Program, interviewing students and faculty about their time abroad, the impact of their work, and the importance of being able to adapt to and overcome different challenges.