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The Global Lab.

Creative Scholarship in Service of Global Engagement

Empathize. Engage. Inquire. Participate. Collaborate. Amplify.

Pathways to Sustainability

Artists in Residence

Environmental Risk & Resilience

Global STEMEd

Social Justice

A collaborative community pursuing knowledge for action, creativity and participatory community engagement.

What We Do

The Global Lab is a living lab space to learn about, explore, apply, test, and assess creative ways to transform research and education. The Lab offers opportunities and resources for creative scholarship around an expansive notion of community-based action research. It is a place to experiment and learn about community engagement, justice and equity collaborations, and integrative research and pedagogy.

Global STEM Ed

WPI’s Global STEM Education Initiative collaborates with partners around the world to support, inspire, and enhance teaching and learning.

Women In STEM

We highlight the challenges of being a woman in STEM with research and programs that support women and girls in technical fields.

Promoting integrated land-use planning for sustainability and climate resilience in Massachusetts

Goals for sustainability, climate change mitigation, and climate change adaptation in Massachusetts portend significant transformation of the landscape in the next decades.

Climate Adaptation

We support research that catalyzes engagement and adaptation decision-making and we help develop creative climate communications.

Working in partnership with communities, The Global School empowers and inspires students to become civically engaged, compassionate and globally aware individuals. 

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on Canvas


Second Floor Innovation Studio

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609

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