Our approach to teaching is thinking matters: ways of thinking, and ways of acting. 
We will accomplish this through weaving thinking and acting through several departments. Importantly, our students will undertake innovative and transformative experiential learning projects.

We start this Academic Year with three departments, as follows;

Space studies department

We live in an extraordinary period of exploration. In this transformative era, space is a vantage point from which to dramatically advance the exploration of our planet, the solar system and the universe. Also, we will study, design and implement exploratory development projects and next-generation entrepreneurial opportunities. 

We offer a series of courses, workshops, internships, and projects where students will excavate, renovate and convert a deactivated missile silo test into a low orbit satellite launch site and a space laser site. The facilities in Wyoming were formerly a United States Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launch site, part of U.S. Air Force.  The Department is layered in ascending divisions starting this Academic Year with these disciplines:

  • General Aviation

    Personal Flying, Personal Urban Mobility, Drone Utilization

  • Autonomous Commercial Aviation

    Air Traffic Control, Computer Controlled Aircraft

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics 

    Meteoritics, Laser Science, Low Orbit Satellites 

Media Studies Department 

Technology and the media are interwoven, evolving from early print to modern publications, from radio to television to film to streaming. New digital media continues to emerge in the online world, encompassing all interactive forms of information exchange. Social media now create an endless amount of access for any and every voice. Using KMTP TV 33, San Francisco, a WIT-owned educational broadcast station, WIT will be a training ground for creative content to interact with the local community and nationally via streaming distribution programming and information to advance its educational programs and students.

Department of Sustainable Food Systems

Climate change is an existential threat as it places our food supply at risk.From a global surplus, we have come to food deserts. A sustainable food ecosystem is a grand challenge. Future agriculture will use sophisticated technologies such as robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, and GPS technology. These advanced devices will enable precision agriculture which will allow farms to be more profitable, efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly. WIT will design, test, and implement projects to promote food security, equity and justice. By Academic Year 2022, we plan to acquire a significant agricultural landholding to implement these goals. 

Our Facilities


135 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Department of Media Arts

Cubberley Community Center

4000 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94306

Department of Space Studies

Aviation Division

Palo Alto Airport Suite 500

1925 Embarcadero Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303

Student Housing  

3545 Partition Road, Woodside, CA 95062

Space Studies Launch Site

3098 Road 9, Hawk Springs, WY 82217

Environmental Research

& Watershed Modeling Center

9311 Groh Road, Grosse Ile, MI 48138