Storying Climate Change

Storying Climate Change WPI has an extraordinary opportunity to leverage our student project sites around the world to build a platform for sharing voices and perspectives on meaningful topics. Recording climate change stories engages students with communities on a...

WIN: Women in the World

Women in the World WPI students have helped improve the lives of women and girls for over 20 years in 14 countries through 90+ Interactive Qualifying Projects (IQPs) IQPs allow students to work in interdisciplinary teams to solve a problem or provide for a need at...

Helping Worcester Communities Adapt to Extreme Heat

Did you know that air temperatures in cities, particularly after sunset, can be as much as 22°F warmer than the air in neighboring, less developed regions?   This is due to the so-called Heat Island effect, where dark impervious roof and pavement surfaces...

Design For A Sustainable Food Future

Design for a Sustainable Food Future Greenhouse Redesign for Elementary Educational Needs Faculty Advisors: Ahmet Can Sabuneu Student Researchers: Dan Barra, Katie Nugent, Daniel Ottey, Adam Peternell, Jonathan Toomey, Sean Traynor Learning and playing in nature...

Supporting Food Production Networks

Supporting Food Production Networks Investigating Farm To Restaurant Relationships in Worcester  Faculty Advisors: Robert Hersh, Suzanne LePage, Elizabeth Stoddard Student Researchers: Kevin Barry, John Crawford, Liam Fisher, Ryan Holmes There has been an increased...

Understanding Worcester’s Foodscapes

Understanding Worcester's Foodscapes Mapping the Potential for Urban Agriculture in Worcester: A Land Inventory Assessment Faculty Advisors: Robert Hersh, Suzanne LePage Student Researchers: Jay Allen Ringenbach, Matthew Thomas Valcourt, Wenli Wang This project...

Mapping Knowledge Flows Between Nonprofit Organizations

Mapping Knowledge Flows Between Nonprofit Organizations Presented by the Global Lab Identifying Knowledge Flow to Develop a Strategic Plan Port Phillip Bay, Australia Nonprofit organizations must self-assess their programming and partnerships in order to function...

Communities Monitoring and Understanding Microplastics

Communities Monitoring and Understanding Microplastics     This 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...

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...