Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Last friday was the deadline for WPI students who had been accepted into the Venice Project Center (VPC) for the Fall 2008 term (B08) to pay a deposit to confirm their intention to participate in the program. Of the 28 students I had accepted after the interviews, 27 turned in their deposit. We then offered the last spot to a student who had been waitlisted, so the program is officially back to the intended full complement of 28 students. This means that we'll have 7 projects in Venice in the fall. The other advisor will be Prof. Paul Davis, former head of the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division, prof. of Mathematics and director of the London Project Center. I'm calling this year's Venice projects "IQP 2.0" (IQP stands for Interactive Qualifying Project) because they will be about the 20th anniversary of the VPC and will be part of the Venice 2.0 initiative.