Wake up and head to class
WPI's project-based curriculum has had a substantial impact on Aaron’s education, not only teaching him how the real world works, but letting him explore it, too.
“In real world careers, you need to understand more than just textbook material,” says Aaron. “You need to have excellent teamwork and communication skills to work with others both on your team and outside of it, and WPI teaches you how to do that.”
During Aaron’s Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), he worked with Service Dining Rooms (SDR), a soup kitchen in the Central Business District in Cape Town, South Africa, using those abilities to make a positive change and visit a beautiful country he hopes to visit again some day.
Now, for his Major Qualifying Project (MQP), Aaron will be heading to work with the Ngāti Kea Ngāti Tuara people in New Zealand to focus on two major tasks: 1) designing a greenhouse to serve as a nursery for native trees and 2) implementing a solution to the intake congestion problem challenging the village’s micro hydro turbine system.
Stephen Kmiotek, Chemical Engineering, Professor of Practice
- Maintaining a 4.0 GPA since freshman year, including his “most challenging and proudest ‘A’” from Professor Dixon's Applied Mathematics of Chemical Engineering Class
- Obtaining an internship/co-op with ExxonMobil in Baytown, Texas, working with polymers
- Resident Advisor
- Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity
- African Percussion and Dance Ensemble
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- Ping Pong Club
Spend a couple of hours at the gym
Eat lunch and take a quick nap before I head to classes in the afternoon
Attend clubs/meetings or study until dinner at the Pulse on Dining Marketplace (POD), followed by more clubs/meetings
I’ll do homework and study before I go to sleep around 2:00 a.m., and then repeat the next day – but there's definitely some fun/goofing off in between all of that :)