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Filippo Marcantoni ‘25

BS, Robotics Engineering

Why did you choose to study at WPI?  

“I chose to come to WPI because of the flexibility of the program of study, the good reputation for engineering, and because I wanted to get out of my comfort zone.” 

How are you involved with the WPI community?  

“I'm in varsity men's soccer and I chose to play because it's my biggest passion. I've been playing it since I was nine years old.” 

What’s your favorite thing about WPI?  

“My favorite things about WPI are the flexibility of the academic program and how courses are set up.” 

Do you have a faculty or staff mentor?  

“My coach, Brian Kelley, has been influential on me because he has always been there to help coach me when I was extremely busy with classes. He has always tried to make me a better soccer player.” 

How has WPI’s project-based learning influenced your education?  

Project-based learning has influenced my way of studying and my education in a good way. Being able to practice and see how the theory studied in lecture is applied to the real world helps me understand the concepts better and deeper.” 

 

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Hometown

Ponti sul Mincio, Lombardy, Italy

Staff Mentor

Brian Kelley, head coach of men’s soccer 

Achievements
  • Rookie of the Year

  • Dean’s List

Interests
  • Soccer 
  • Meditating 
  • Running  
  • Reading books about personal growth 

Campus Activities 

  • Men’s Soccer 
Being able to practice and see how the theory studied in lecture is applied to the real world helps me understand the concepts better and deeper.
7AM

Usually wake up an hour before my classes. I have all my classes in the morning, so I make myself breakfast, get ready, and go to class for 8AM 

12PM

When I'm done with my classes, I either eat on campus or go back to my apartment based on what I have to do during the day (group projects, practices, etc.) 

2PM

I go to the training room about an hour before practice to do my exercises and stretching 

3PM

Soccer practice 

5PM

I go back to my or my girlfriend’s apartment and cook dinner 

8PM

I work on some homework then relax by watching TV  

11PM

Go to sleep 

 

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