Types of Projects

Examples of Past Projects:

  • Conducting an energy audit for a homeless shelter and making recommendations for future energy savings
  • Compiling a resource guide for refugees and immigrants
  • Developing an outdoor engineering program for children
  • Developing a app for people seeking mental health and substance abuse resources
  • Designing a sensory garden for a pediatric center
  • investigating a land use conflict for a State Senator

Students who choose the WCPC will experience Worcester in a manner they never have before. They will see the truly rich culture that exists outside of Highland Street.  By engaging with the greater Worcester community, students will see how science and technology can be applied to social and environmental causes both locally and globally. In fact, many, if not all, of the Worcester projects are of global importance!

The WCPC is recognized around the City and the region as a valuable community resource.  As a result, students have the opportunity to work on a number of “high profile” community projects.  These projects make significant contributions to improving the city we live in.


Two student projects during the 2018-2019 academic year developed the Stigma Free Worcester App for the City of Worcester.