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The Center for Project-Based Learning was launched in January 2016 at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) annual meeting. Through the Center, faculty and administrators from colleges and universities around the world benefit from nearly 50 years of WPI’s experience and expertise in project-based learning to apply toward their efforts, whether it’s to implement, improve, evaluate, or integrate project-based learning on their campuses. The Center also supports the continued development of expertise and excellence in project-based pedagogy on the WPI campus. The range of products and services include an annual Institute on Project-Based Learning, custom workshops and seminars, consultations, and project-based learning resources.

2022 Institute on Project-Based Learning

June 21-24, 2022, Worcester MA

Participants will leave the Institute with an enhanced understanding of project-based learning and a tailored plan to advance work on their own campuses. Hear from past participants about the impact of the Institute here.


The mission of the Center is to support and coach committed higher education institutions to drive sustainable and systemic pedagogical, curricular and cultural reform so that a rapidly growing set of students has multiple meaningful project-based learning (PBL) experiences. The Center serves as the hub for PBL in higher education by developing, curating and sharing best practices that advance the field.

Center for Project-Based Learning

Looking to implement project-based learning on your campus? Learn how we can help promote and support your efforts to advance project-based learning within your curriculum. More.


The NAE’s 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize honors the passion and persistence of faculty leaders who have nurtured and enriched WPI’s landmark project-based learning model.

WPI_GordonPrize_2016_PBLSite3 Find out why and learn more about WPI’s distinctive education.