Project-based Learning

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In a world that’s constantly evolving, it’s natural for education to evolve along with it. Project-based learning (PBL) is essential to fostering more skilled, empathetic, confident, experienced students—and, in turn, members of society. And over the last 50 years, we’ve not only mastered this pedagogy rooted in hands-on learning, but set tens of thousands of students on the course for success in the process.

Learning doesn’t stop once students leave the classroom, and more than ever, students need to be prepared not only for their first job, but for their careers and lives for years to come. It’s imperative for students and educators alike that we implement project-based learning in higher education. Doing so will be crucial in elevating education, its outcomes, and impact on the ever-changing global challenges we face as a society.

Featured Student Project

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Uranium and The Navajo Nation

Kylar Foley ’24’s research highlights the dangers of uranium mines, emphasizing both the chemical and radiological effects

From the University Magazine

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Sol Giesso '23, MS '24

Educating and empowering to fight climate change

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Global Impact: White Mountains, New Hampshire Project Center

Building Confidence While Helping the Environment

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Digging Deep

To aid a fragile planet, alumni trio uses AI to improve scrap metal recycling in the face of growing demand.


Student Project: Living With Fracking in Albania

This student team won first place in the President's IQP Awards for their project highlighting fracking's impact on women in Albania