Graduate students at WPI are part of a large and thriving research community. They are often highly valued participants in faculty research projects; at leading research institutions, with important funding agencies; and with partner organizations around the world. That’s why employers are eager to find and connect with our graduate students. Because of the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, they have the knowledge and the skills needed to attack complex problems from all angles.

Hearts on Spinach - Graduate Student Garners International Attention for Research

Body - After earning his master’s degree from Tufts University, Joshua Gershlak came to WPI to continue his research as a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering. Now the first author of “Crossing kingdoms: Using decellularized plants as perfusable tissue engineering scaffolds,” he finds himself at the brink of exciting research that's taken the world by storm. 

Saving the Bees

Without bees, there would be a crushing food supply challenge facing the world. Listen to PhD student Melissa Mobley tell her story about how she found a passion for saving the bees.

Great Minds Multiplied: Melissa

Assistive Technologies

Being motivated by helping people live their lives, Christopher Nyzc explains why research and solving important real-world programs is different at WPI.

Great Minds Multiplied: Christopher

Graduate Research Innovation Exchange

The annual Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) is a poster celebration and competition that highlights the breadth, diversity, and quality of WPI's graduate research. It is a two-part event consisting of an open poster exhibition and celebration and poster finals and awards. Graduate students are invited to participate. It is an opportunity for WPI students to share their research passions with the greater community. 

GRIE Lets Graduate Students Show Their Research

Grad students might be experts in carrying out their research, but GRIE offers them a new set of skills they'll need throughout a professional career. They need to reflect on why their research matters and why they are spending time on this particular topic. They must think of the story they have to tell about the research.