Worcester Polytechnic Institute
www.wpi.edu - MA, United States
WPI was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. WPI's founding mottof of Theor and Practice continues to underlie our academic programs. WPI graduates emerge ready to take on critical challenges in science and technology, knowing how their work can impact society and improve the quality of life.WPI has established the nation's first undergraduate Robotics Engineering degree program. This unique, innovative program was built from the ground-up with future Robotics professionals in mind. In this program, students develop a proficience for mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. They also become proficient in computer science and build robots during the first year of study.WPI has a long history in Robotics and the FIRST program as well. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a national program founded by Dean Kamen (WPI '73).