WPI Receives Kern Family Foundation Grant

New England Council member Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) recently received a $488,500 grant from the Kern Family Foundation to support developing teamwork and project-intensive curriculum.

The grant proposal was put together by twelve members of the faculty and two university trustees. The proposal explained how the WPI’s focus on entrepreneurship would help foster students’ ability to create positive societal impacts. The success of the proposal means that WPI can use the grant funds to ensure that undergraduates are exposed to real life challenges and opportunities through the program “Developing the Entrepreneurial Engineer.”

“We would like to help our students harness their resourcefulness and innovation and learn how to turn their ideas into tangible impact and bring valuable solutions to individuals, communities, and markets. We are thrilled to be able to work with the Kern Family Foundation to advance this shared goal” said WPI University President Laurie Leshin.

The New England Council congratulates WPI on this new grant and the school’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship.

Read more about the grant in WPI’s press release or in the Worcester Business Journal.

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