Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI’s talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university’s innovative Global Projects Program. There are more than 45 WPI project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.
We at WPI feel the partnership with the other KEEN universities is invaluable! There is a wonderful sense of community for the sharing of best practice and collaborating on initiatives. This is a perfect fit with WPI’s project-focused student experience and community-focused culture as we champion an “entrepreneurial mindset” in everything we do. This partnership takes our shared mission as a team to a higher level, which would not be possible if working alone.
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When I first introduced entrepreneurially minded learning to WPI, people were initially looking at me like I was a superstar, but I was just reciting what I learned from faculty within the Network. KEEN has helped me become a much better teacher. The entrepreneurial mindset is instilled in me as a person and as a researcher.