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“Public Participation in Scientific Study”

worcester community

citizen science projects

“Citizen science projects are activities sponsored by a wide variety of organizations so non-scientists can meaningfully contribute to scientific research.
We are proud to showcase the work that has been done by the WPI and Worcester community over the years.

Storytelling and Community

We want to provide organizations and teams the ability to share their project journeys and missions through transmedia storytelling.

Equipment and Support

We would love to help your citizen science projects, whether they are IQP, MQP, or other projects. Please contact us at or fill out the form below.

Citizen scienCE PROJECTS

Projects at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Worcester Community.

Resilience Worcester

WPI is helping Worcester communities adapt to extreme heat and other climate stresses. Air temperatures in Worcester, particularly after sunset, can be as much as 17°F warmer than the air in neighboring towns due the Urban Heat Island effect …

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Communities Monitoring and Understanding Microplastics

Communities Monitoring and Understanding MicroplasticsThis project was intended to help the Port Phillip EcoCentre establish a long-term monitoring program to track microplastic pollution in Port Phillip Bay. We trialled, assessed, and designed an implementation...

Epistemic Wall

Epistemic Wall Solo Exhibition by Soroush Farzin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2019)   This art installation is an interactive wall with a translucent fabric structure and equipped with motors, which explores new forms of storytelling and engaging the...

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