Academic Programs

Through academic programs and project work, WPI students advance all aspects of sustainability in a way that will have true meaningful, positive impact on communities beyond our campus.


Courses on Sustainability

WPI offers many courses that focus on a range of sustainability issues, from the reduction of poverty to gender equality to affordable and clean energy.


Annual Sustainability Project Competition

The Annual Sustainability Project Competition showcases student projects related to research in one or more aspects of sustainability, including the environment, social justice, and the economy. The competition was held virtually in 2023 and produced a variety of innovative first-year, undergraduate, and graduate student projects — from using media to influence agricultural perceptions on climate change to envisioning paths to improve the Massachusetts Climate Resilience Policy.

Learn more about the most recent competition, as well as previous projects from 2022 and student work from 2021.