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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) was founded in 1865 as the Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science. Among its alumni are Robert Stempel, Robert Goddard and Dean Kamen.

Today, WPI, a science and engineering school, has an undergraduate enrollment of over 2,500 students. WPI's project-based curriculum makes it unique by requiring undergraduate students to complete a Sufficiency in the Liberal Arts, an Interdisciplinary Qualifying Project (IQP) to study the social effects of technology with students from other disciplines, and a Major Qualifying Project (MQP) within their own discipline.

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