Building A Piece of History

http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/HUA/TT/Globe/index.html I’m linking this story almost entirely because the kid is from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, my alma mater.  He’s done his MQP, or “Master Qualifying Project”, on “lesson plans for a six-session course about the resurrection of the Globe Theatre”. Your MQP is like an undergraduate thesis, you spend the better part of two years on a project that demonstrates your competency in your chosen major.  Mine had more to do with educational software, as I was pursuing a computer science degree.  I expect that the student linked above is pursuing a theatre degree. WPI also requires a humanities project, called the “Sufficiency”, during your first two years in which you as an engineering student show that you have a well-rounded education by exploring an area of the arts.  My project was a comparison of the role insanity plays in Hamlet, Death of a Salesman, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

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