I'm linking this story almost entirely because the kid is from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, my alma mater. He's done his MQP, or "Master Qualifying Project", on "lesson plans for a six-session course about the resurrection of the Globe Theatre".
Your MQP is like an undergraduate thesis, you spend the better part of two years on a project that demonstrates your competency in your chosen major. Mine had more to do with educational software, as I was pursuing a computer science degree. I expect that the student linked above is pursuing a theatre degree.
WPI also requires a humanities project, called the "Sufficiency", during your first two years in which you as an engineering student show that you have a well-rounded education by exploring an area of the arts. My project was a comparison of the role insanity plays in Hamlet, Death of a Salesman, and Long Day's Journey Into Night.