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Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of the nation’s earliest technological universities. Our founding motto in 1865 — Theory and Practice — continues to underlie our academic programs. WPI graduates emerge ready to take on critical challenges in science and technology, knowing how their work can impact society and improve the quality of life. And robots (or, more precisely, robotics) are emerging as change agents in almost every aspect of our lives—in the places we work, in our healthcare, even in our homes. Here, WPI is a recognized first in many ways:
- The first university in the nation to offer a BS in Robotics Engineering
- The first to offer BS, MS, and PhD programs simultaneously
- The first university ever to host and manage a NASA Centennial Challenge
And WPI is proud to be
- An early and consistent support of the FIRST program (founded by alumnus Dean Kamen.) WPI has set the standard for high-class, low-cost robotics tournaments, managing at least seven each year.
“Our research spans many of the important areas of robotics including human robot interaction, medical robots; we build robots that go through air, through water, on the land; they climb trees; they go underground. Any place a robot can go, we’re working on that.”
WPI Professor of Computer Science
Director, Robotics Engineering Program
WPI Alumni innovations in Space – Watch the video.
More about WPI’s commitment to K-12 Students:
Nurturing the minds of students is commonplace at WPI. Our pre-college programs are designed to pique interest and expand knowledge in young minds. K-12 students can experience both summer and school year offerings ranging from summer day and overnight camps to campus tours, to introduction to science and engineering programs, to robotics and math competitions. Each (program, offering) is designed to capture the interest of the student, broaden their knowledge, and encourage them to explore. The possibilities are endless. Learn more…
More about WPI’s commitment to STEM Educators:
Armed with a team of experts and visionaries, the STEM Education Center helps address a critical shortage of math and science teachers and improves the preparedness of teachers in primary and secondary schools. Learn more…