President's IQP Awards

President's IQP Awards recognize the student teams whose conception, performance and presentation of their Interactive Qualifying Project has been judged outstanding in focusing on the relationships among science, technology, and the needs of society. To be considered for an award, the project must be superior in conception, execution, and presentation. There are no pre-determined categories for the awards, but the award recognizes the qualities for which the project excels. Each award consists of a Certificate of Merit. Finalists are also recognized on the WPI website.

The 2014 President’s IQP Award finalists have been selected.  WPI will celebrate the project team finalists at the President’s IQP Award Ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2015. 

2014 President’s IQP Award Finalists

This year, the five teams below were chosen as finalists from 59 entries (in no particular order):

Development and Initiation of Sustainable Wastewater Management in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Students: Sawin Areepipatkul, Marc Gelin, Nathan Longnecker, Phornphit Manageracharath, Laura Pumphrey, Corre Steele, Nontach Thanawatyanyong
Advisors: Creighton Peet and Gary Pollice
Chulalongkorn University Advisor: Patchanita Thamyongkit

Proposal for Traffic Congestion Alleviation in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India

Students: Shiv Sankar Baishya, Alyssa Bornstein, Shoubhik Debnath, Jan Keleher, Suraj Malode, Lena Pafumi, Sachin Saini
Advisor: Ingrid Shockey
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Advisor: Arti Kashyap

Worcester Earn-A-Bike: Creating an Adaptive Bicycle

Students: Bror Axelsson, Jaclyn DeCristoforo, Kyla Rodger, Aida Waller
Advisors: Corey Dehner and Stephen McCauley

Implications of Introducing the IIT Mandi to the Rural Kamand Region

Students: Kanv Garg, Sampath Kumar, Brianna Mikolich, Fiona Ogren, Justin Rice, Mahesh Yadav
Advisor: Ingrid Shockey
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Advisor: Rajeshwari Dutt

Development of the Inspire Engineering Mentoring Program

Students: Matthew Jackson, Thomas Kostelak, Leah Pervere, Sarah Quatieri
Advisors: Laureen Elgert and Scott Jiusto

2014 President’s IQP Award Honorable Mention

Maitland Garden Village Perseverance Park Redevelopment

Students: Lucine Bahtiarian, Tyler Collins, Katherine Connors, Zachary Goddard
Advisors: Lorraine Higgins and Scott Jiusto 

Recycling by Bicycle: A Green Alternative to Expand Recycling and Create Jobs in Windhoek

Students: Anne Jacobsen, Malick Kelly, Logan Roche, Evan White
Advisors: Melissa Belz and Robert Hersh

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