Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.


The objective of this work is to create a unique first-person history of Worcester Polytechnic Institute by interviewing individuals who played key roles in the university's recent history. These interviews were videotaped, thematically organized, and edited using nonlinear computer techniques. Particular thematic emphasis is placed on the WPI social community and how it has changed. The conclusions and recommendations focus on changes in student/faculty interaction, and the emphasis on research and tenure over the best interests of students.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering