Past Institute Highlights


Since 2016, WPI has welcomed more than 750 participants from more than 130 colleges and universities to the Institute on Project-Based Learning. Teams of participants, representing more than 30 states and 10 countries, join us from large public universities, small liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and private research universities. Nearly a quarter of the teams are from Minority Serving Institutions. Teams of participants are chosen from a competitive applicant pool each year.

Participants share the value of the Institute in this video >>

Hear what participants had to say:

Patty Robinson
Dir. Civic and Community Engagement
College of the Canyons

“Will I submit an application again next year to have our team participate, even if it remains virtual?  YES!  The WPI Institute on PBL is absolutely phenomenal.”


Sarah Ruble
Associate Professor
Gustavus Adolphus College

“The most valuable takeaway from the 2016 Institute on Project-Based Learning was concrete ideas about how to implement project-based learning in our classes and curriculum.”


John Sopper
Adjunct Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“The 2016 Institute on Project-Based Learning gave me context for why this kind of high impact teaching is important for higher education right now.”


Andy Borchers
Professor of Management
Lipscomb University

“The 2015 Institute on Project-Based Learning provided a view of higher education that is very much needed.”


Ryan Keen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Middlesex Community College

“The 2015 Institute on Project-Based Learning was highly productive and generated good discussion and ideas for our college. I developed a specific, concrete plan for two of my own courses.”


Pushpa Parekh, PhD
Professor of English
Spelman College

“We were involved, excited, and thoughtfully motivated throughout the sessions at the 2015 Institute on Project-Based Learning.”