Total Raised

$216,418

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The Robert A. Foisie '56 Innovation Studio

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.

Innovation-studio_01

Raised: $166,480

Donors: 79

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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.

Invention-exchange

Raised: $3,823

Donors: 27

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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.

Great-problems-seminar

Raised: $6,050

Donors: 8

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Through the Great Problems Seminars, freshmen are introduced to WPI’s project-based curriculum from day-one by addressing topics of global consequence, such as clean water, food security, public health, and energy.

Collaborative-entrepreneurship-fpo

Raised: $21,155

Donors: 34

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If the Foisie Innovation Studio is the physical expression of the WPI Plan, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the logical extension of the WPI Plan: moving theory and practice to impact.

Robotics

Raised: $2,510

Donors: 14

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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.

Technology

Raised: $6,930

Donors: 17

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The nervous system of the Innovation Studio at Alumni Gym will be technology.

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1In memory of Prof. Van Bluemel$12,73081 Donors
2Skull$15,45066 Donors
3WPI Faculty/Staff$3,55037 Donors
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4Electrical & Computer Eng $9257 Donors
5Student Government$4,6005 Donors
6Computer Science$3754 Donors
7Mechanical Engineering$2004 Donors
8Chemical Engineering$6503 Donors
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9Civil Engineering$6503 Donors
10Men’s Rowing - Crew$6253 Donors
All donations by Group >
1Phi Kappa Theta$9,90010 Donors
2Lambda Chi Alpha$5,1009 Donors
3Sigma Phi Epsilon$5,2254 Donors
4Alpha Tau Omega$6754 Donors
5Alpha Chi Rho$6253 Donors
6Theta Chi$3503 Donors
7Tau Kappa Epsilon$1003 Donors
8Sigma Pi$6002 Donors
9Phi Sigma Kappa$5001 Donor
10Sigma Alpha Epsilon$1001 Donor
All donations by Greek Org >
1Class of 2010$1,45010 Donors
2Class of 1977$2,7559 Donors
3Class of 2012$4508 Donors
4Class of 2001$5257 Donors
5Class of 2006$2,6956 Donors
6Class of 1997$9506 Donors
7Class of 2005$2756 Donors
8Class of 1983$6,3505 Donors
9Class of 2000$9755 Donors
10Class of 2007$7255 Donors
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Recognition Challenges

WPI Recognition

  • Individual gifts of $500 or more
  • Affinity Recognition: $10,000 or more
  • Class Year: $10,000 or more OR 30% or more participation

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