Worcester Polytechnic Institute. A mostly underestimated technical college in the recent past, now slowly getting the reputation again. Founded in 1865, it was highly productive and famous before and during WWI, when Worcester was one of the prime industrial cities of the US. The school taught Robert Hutchings Goddard, father of rocketry, and many other technology leaders. Nowadays, it is mainly a Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering school, but also house obscure, hard to find majors like Fire Protection Engineering, Biotechnology and Nuclear Engineering.