WPI Program

Founded in 1865, WPI is a private technology-oriented university, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, with around 4,000 undergraduate students, 800 graduate students, and 300 full-time faculty members. WPI students pursue degree programs in engineering, the sciences, the humanities, and management. All WPI undergraduates must complete a third-year interdisciplinary research project called the “Interactive Qualifying Project,” or IQP. By working in multidisciplinary teams to address problems related to technology, society, and human needs, students come to understand how their careers will impact, and be affected by, societal structures and cultural values. More than 90% of students go off campus to conduct their IQPs through WPI’s Global Projects Program which offers project opportunities in more than forty centers around the world in Europe, Central and North America, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.