Gyneth C.

Senior, BS in Mechanical Engineering

Born in Cartagena, Colombia, Gyneth moved to Albany, New York, with her mom in 2007. WPI's project-based curriculum was the main reason she wanted to come and study here, with a future goal of studying abroad.

Gyneth made that dream happen with her Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), in which she traveled to Hangzhou, China. During this amazing learning experience, she became much more culturally aware, made long-lasting friendships, and had the opportunity to work with students that came from across different major fields.

In the future, Gyneth hopes to be a Nuclear Naval Officer in the US Navy. After completing her service commitment, she plans to volunteer for an international service organization before getting involved with work that pertains to renewable energy at a company like Areva, a multinational group that focuses in nuclear and renewable energy, or General Electric.

Gyneth Campbell

Cartagena, Colombia

Faculty Mentor

Guceri Selcuk, Mechanical Engineering

Peter Hansen, Humanities & Arts

  • Being chosen as Midshipman of the Year for the Navy ROTC Battalion during the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Completing an interdisciplinary IQP in Hangzhou, China, to determine the feasibility of bringing WPI’s Innovator’s MBA degree to Chinese graduate students – the culmination of Gyneth’s lifelong love of Asian culture and politics 
  • Navy Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • ROTC Academic Mentor
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Crimson Key Tour Guide
  • Volleyball

I start the day by attending my regular classes and check in with my professors if I need assistance or did not understand something.


On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, I attend my military classes and ROTC lab. On days when I do not have ROTC, I usually like to go to the gym, go play intramural sports like volleyball, or catch up with friends in the Campus Center.


At the end of the day, I usually catch up on any academic work that I didn’t finish in between classes during the day.

College is what you make of it, so make it memorable!
My favorite thing about WPI are the traditions and its rich history. The crossing of the Earle Bridge, the seal, the class ring ceremony, the history behind Boynton Hall, Washburn Shops, and Alden Hall – it's all so fascinating.
WPI graduates are hard-working, teamwork-driven, high-achieving individuals eager to go out to the world and make a difference.