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Worcester Community IQP Project Center B14, C15 & D15
Worcester, MA, United States;
Program Terms: B term,
C term,
D term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Budget Sheets B term,
C term,
D term
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
 Project Opportunity:
IQP
 Housing:
Commute from campus
 Director:
Corey Dehner
 Program Preparation:
1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure, ID 2050 in the term preceding departure
 Program Eligibility:
All majors eligible, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Sophomore at the time of application
 Program Term:
2014-2015
Program Description:

IMPORTANT:  PLEASE DO NOT CLICK THE "APPLY NOW" BUTTON UNLESS THIS IS YOUR FIRST CHOICE SITE.WCPC Why Worcester


A Worcester, Massachusetts
 


Location
 

Students commute to work from their campus residences to the Worcester Community Project Center offices in downtown Worcester..



Projects



The Worcester Community Project Center (WCPC) develops projects from the grass roots. This means that project teams work with local organizations who serve people in need to develop and advance the Worcester community. All projects are designed with the skills and interests of WPI students in mind. Projects typically involve urban greening, community participation, and social justice.

Students who choose the WCPC get to have diverse cultural experiences without leaving Worcester. Projects focus on questions of science and technology as they relate to different social groups. Through community engagement students learn how such questions affect people with different incomes, races, ethnicities, and genders.



Project Examples
 


The WCPC has been recognized around the city and the region as a valuable community resource. As a result, students have the opportunity to work on a number of “high profile” community projects. Typically, these projects make significant contributions to improving the city we live in. 

Project sponsors include municipal government, the Mayor’s Office, Broad Meadow Brook Audubon Sanctuary, Regional Environmental Council, Greater Worcester Land Trust, Worcester Art Museum, Centro Las Americas, and various community development corporations. 

Current focus is on a long-term project with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to assess the impacts of the Asian long-horned beetle infestation.

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.