Interactive Socio-Technical Practicum

Collaboration between WPI and IIT Mandi

ISTP course is run in collaboration with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), U.S.A. since 2013, with faculties and students from WPI visiting India to work jointly with our IIT Mandi mentors and students on a variety of socio-technical projects for a period of two months every year.

More information about the collaborative activities can be found in the following links:

In 2016, 2 faculties (Dr. Ingrid Shockey and Dr. Stephen McCauley) came from WPI along with 23 of their undergraduate students to jointly work with 19 IIT Mandi faculties
and 16 students.
In 2015, 2 faculties (Dr. Ingrid Shockey and Dr. Lorraine Higgins) came from WPI along with 21 of their undergraduate students to jointly work with 15 IIT Mandi faculties
and 26 students.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a private research university in Worcester, Massachusetts, focusing on the instruction and research of technical arts and applied sciences.

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, WPI was one of the United States' first engineering and technology universities and now has 14 academic departments with over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and PhD degrees. WPI's faculty works with students in a number of research areas, including biotechnology, fuel cells, information security, materials processing, and nanotechnology.