More than 40 years ago, the WPI Plan made space in the curriculum for hands-on project-based problem-solving. Now the Foisie Innovation Studio will make physical space on campus in which WPI’s distinctive approach to teaching and learning will unfold. With the Alden Trust Challenge, we invite you to look forward with us. If we raise $9 million together, the Alden Trust will give another $3 million to this important project. Every gift makes an impact.
This state-of-the-art innovation space will advance the WPI Plan by providing the university’s first-ever home for project-based learning. The vision for this facility is so compelling, the Alden Trust is supporting it with a special challenge—if we raise $9 million together, the Trust will give another $3 million to the Foisie Innovation Studio.
Student teams working on Major Qualifying Projects, Interactive Qualifying Projects, humanities projects, and Great Problems Seminars projects will converge in this open, high-tech work space to pursue creative solutions to challenging problems and interact with internal and external partners.
Robotics engineering is among the fastest growing majors at WPI, and the Robotics Lab in the Foisie Innovation Studio will fulfill a dire need on campus: space for student project teams to work with each other and with faculty advisors and graduate students as they build, program, and test some of the most ingenious robotic solutions to intractable societal challenges.
|1||In memory of Prof. Van Bluemel||$12,730||81 Donors|
|3||WPI Faculty/Staff||$3,550||37 Donors|
|4||Electrical & Computer Eng||$925||7 Donors|
|5||Student Government||$4,600||5 Donors|
|6||Computer Science||$375||4 Donors|
|7||Mechanical Engineering||$200||4 Donors|
|8||Chemical Engineering||$650||3 Donors|
|9||Civil Engineering||$650||3 Donors|
|10||Men’s Rowing - Crew||$625||3 Donors|
|1||Phi Kappa Theta||$9,900||10 Donors|
|2||Lambda Chi Alpha||$5,100||9 Donors|
|3||Sigma Phi Epsilon||$5,225||4 Donors|
|4||Alpha Tau Omega||$675||4 Donors|
|5||Alpha Chi Rho||$625||3 Donors|
|6||Theta Chi||$350||3 Donors|
|7||Tau Kappa Epsilon||$100||3 Donors|
|8||Sigma Pi||$600||2 Donors|
|9||Phi Sigma Kappa||$500||1 Donor|
|10||Sigma Alpha Epsilon||$100||1 Donor|
|1||Class of 2010||$1,450||10 Donors|
|2||Class of 1977||$2,755||9 Donors|
|3||Class of 2012||$450||8 Donors|
|4||Class of 2001||$525||7 Donors|
|5||Class of 2006||$2,695||6 Donors|
|6||Class of 1997||$950||6 Donors|
|7||Class of 2005||$275||6 Donors|
|8||Class of 1983||$6,350||5 Donors|
|9||Class of 2000||$975||5 Donors|
|10||Class of 2007||$725||5 Donors|
Mike Abrams will match the first $5000 for the Class of 1977.
Mike Abrams will match the first $5000 for the Class of 1977 to achieve the class recognition in Alumni Gym.
Attribute your donation to: Class of 1977
Alumni Gym represents the first comprehensive effort by WPI alumni to support the students who followed them.
To honor the same spirit of community philanthropy required to transform Alumni Gym into the home of the WPI Plan, we have established the following recognition levels that will display in the Atrium:
Looking to rally your classmates, teammates, or Greek brothers & sisters? Sound the call-to-arms and give them a reason to give!
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