Proven Pedagogy

Long a staple of STEM-based education, project-based learning is becoming a standard model across disciplines. Collaborative project activity, whether in or out of the classroom, gives students the tools to deepen their knowledge and apply their classroom learning to real-world issues.

Evidence-backed data shows the life-long benefits of this experiential, hands-on learning. Students involved in dynamic project activity gain lasting personal growth and enrichment, greater career satisfaction and engagement, and stronger alumni attachments.

Project-based Education for over 40 years

Since 1970, project-based learning has been the core of WPI’s undergraduate curriculum, known as the WPI Plan, providing students a professional and social context to apply their acquired skills and abilities.

2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize Recognition

The National Academy of Engineering Recognizes “The WPI Plan” and Four WPI Faculty with the Prestigious 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education.

Proven Life-long Project Impact

WPI’s distinctive project-based educational model has been praised by the most recognized and valued resources in the academic world, as well as by those who know the benefits of a WPI education first hand — WPI students and alumni.