WORCESTER, Mass. — Briana Rawson of Fairfield, a junior majoring in biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in Melbourne, Australia. The project was titled “Examining Parents’ Responses to CSIRO Holiday Science Activities.”

At WPI, undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to addresses an important societal need or issue. About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university’s 26 off-campus project centers, located around the world. The project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical knowledge to develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the quality of people’s lives-and make a difference before they graduate.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.