Cambridge, Massachusetts Project Center

Massachusetts Cambridge
Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
B-Term during late fall
Project Opportunities: 
Project preparation: 
Welcome, travel, and pre-departure orientations; project proposal and research plan coursework; cultural experience preparations

Location and Culture:

Computer Science students have the opportunity to work with one of the largest companies in the software industry in one of the most progressive and engaging cities in the world. Students will conduct their projects at the Microsoft New England Research and Development (NERD) Center, a hub of activity and research that draws local high-tech talent from the greater Boston area.

The NERD Center is located near Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA; in addition to several prestigious universities and cultural, historic, and artistic enterprises, Cambridge also offers easy access to Boston.

Housing and Meals:

WPI students will live in apartments in Boston. Accommodation type and location are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed the term prior to departure.

Past Projects:

Past students at the Cambridge, Massachusetts Project Center have:

  • Designed and implemented a tool that allows users to easily identify which parts of a software project have high levels of code churn