Trent Jones, of Northborough, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research through the WPI project center in Worcester, England.

The project was titled Go Green Week 2019. At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to address a societal need or issue. Around two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university’s 50-plus off-campus project centers, which are located around the world. An element of the undergraduate experience at WPI, the project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to apply scientific and technical knowledge to develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the quality of people’s lives.

“The WPI project-based curriculum’s focus on global studies brings students out of the classroom and their comfort zones and into the global community to apply their knowledge and to solve problems,” said Professor Kent Rissmiller, interim dean of the WPI Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division.