Go ahead—get your hands dirty, test your theories, and gain understanding through analysis and reflection. Our hands-on approach to learning happens inside the classroom and beyond—from fields and forests to theaters, museums, and manufacturing plants. Whether it be through academics, clubs, or activities, you’ll gain first-hand experience doing what you love.
What does experiential learning look like?
From curating zoological and botanical collections to participating in entrepreneurial start-up challenges and Moot Court competitions, learn by doing while gaining real world experience.
“Principia's solar car program is unique, and unlike at other schools—here everyone is welcome to join and contribute.”
—Austin Webster (C’20)
Meet the Experience Makers
Austin works on exhaust intrusion and vehicle protection during transport at Ford Motor Company. He credits his involvement in Principia College's solar car team for giving him a solid understanding of technical engineering skills.