Research Assistant (Current Employee), Worcester, MA – September 29, 2014
Pros: free environment
A typical day at work is doing research or reading references in the lab. After mathematical derivations, we can do numerical simulations base on R or Python to verify your intuition or idea. The environment is free and every one in the lab is self-paced and self-motivating. The hardest part is to explore the working principles and natures behind the – more... math equations or the analysis results. And for me, this is also the most enjoyable of the job at the same time. – less
Student Nurse (Former Employee), Worcester, MA – May 1, 2014
Repaired bomb shelters, constructed playgrounds and parks, painted murals and apartments of the elderly and immigrants; worked closely with Ethiopian immigrants; renovated ancient buildings of the holy city of Tzfat, and assisted in the digging of tunnels below the Western Wall.
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Worcester, MA – April 18, 2014
Was working on my undergraduate "thesis". It was the first real lab experience, so it was challenging and enjoyable at the same time. My co-workers were very supportive helping me to learn how think like a scientist.
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Worcester, MA – March 14, 2013
I work from 9AM to 5PM every work day (Mon-Fri). I took a lot of engineering courses, and learned to think in engineer's way. The management of WPI is fine. My coworkers are good. The hardest part of the job is facing to the screen too long which is not good for eyes. I enjoy doing programing work.
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Worcester, MA – June 25, 2012
Pros: supportive environment, teamwork, fosters originality and creativity
Cons: it is quite clearly an academic institution.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is an excellent school for a motivated individual who would like to develop an education in creating useful technology. With a strong focus on entrepreneurial spirit, potential students will almost always be able to find a faculty backer for a project they are passionate about it. At WPI, you find the rare situation – more... where hard work, intelligence and skill are rewarded with the support they deserve rather than a largely political game. – less