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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Opens Academic Research Facility to Prepare Students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Unity Hall Establishes New Interdisciplinary Hub for Computational Sciences and Applications

Published 8-24-2022

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)’s new Unity Hall is an academic research building focused on computational-based technologies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), including robotics, data science, bioinformatics, and computational biology. The five-story, 100,000-sf facility brings together previously dispersed programs to create a centralized location for the university’s Smart World research cluster. In addition to dedicated labs, offices, and meeting spaces, Unity Hall houses shared dry lab and support spaces designed to foster the advanced multidisciplinary collaboration that is the hallmark of 4IR technologies.