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The Robert A. Foisie '56 Innovation Studio—Meet the Challenge

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.

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Raised: $169,330

Donors: 89


Innovation Exchange

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.

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Raised: $4,039

Donors: 33


Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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.

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Raised: $21,155

Donors: 34



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.

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Raised: $2,515

Donors: 15


Instrumentation Lab

Alumni Gym’s concrete basement is perfect for the vibration-sensitive, high-level instrumentation that will be housed in a characterization and fabrication lab.

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Raised: $5,000

Donors: 1


Global Impact Connector

A 1,400-square foot atrium rising from the ground floor to the fourth-floor ceiling will showcase WPI accomplishments.

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Raised: $9,470

Donors: 40