Have you ever wondered how WPI came to offer the IQP, one of the most innovative undergraduate experiences in the United States?
Be sure to browse the Library’s new exhibit displayed in the foyer cases as you enter and exit the building, WPI and the 1960s: Four Reasons Why We Have the IQP. What began as the thoughtful and creative independent study projects of 8 remarkable students in the Humanities and Arts made this exhibit possible. As WPI prepares to celebrate its 150th year, let us reflect upon this tumultuous era, that perhaps more than any other in WPI’s history, helped shape the way we do things.
Enjoy the accompanying video as well: “Creation of the IQP: Bridging the Socio-Technical Divide in the Postwar Era.”