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 and in WPI publications.

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2013 President’s IQP Award Winner Selected

Out of 67 teams that submitted projects for the President's IQP Award, five finalists were chosen to present their projects to a panel of judges on January 31.

 The judges selected:

Promoting a Lead Free Community: An Educational Program for Schools in Thailand
Students: Brianna Hayes, ’14; Taylor McNally, ’14; Trevor Rancourt, ’14; Tracy Sinkewicz, ‘14 in collaboration with Pavisara Nanthasurasak, Itthiporn Piyasirikul and Patcharin Thitiwitayaporn of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry (BSAC) Program, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Advisors: Stanley Selkow and Seth Tuler or WPI and Parichatr Vanalabhpatana (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand)

Congratulations to the winning project team and the four finalists for their impressive work.

2013 Award Team Finalists

Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness in the Greater Wellington Region
Students: Courtnae-Symone Currie, ‘14; Julian Enjamio,’14; David Girardo,’14; Casey Hensel, ‘14
Advisors: Michael Elmes and Ingrid Shockey

Okundjeneka, Okutalaleka: A Two-Step Process for Sustainable Thermal Regulation in Kambashus in Katutura
Students: Timothy Grupp,’14; Anthony Guerra,’14; Olivia Hart, ’14; Dana Wolkiewicz, ‘14
Advisors: Creighton Peet and Alexander Smith

Developing A Sustainable Waste Tire Management Strategy for Thailand
Students: Kailyn Connor, ’14; Steven Cortesa, ’14; Shakhizada Issagaliyeva, ’14; Adam Meunier, ‘14 in collaboration with Orachitr Bijaisoradat, Nachnicha Kongkatigumjorn and Kunathon Wattanavit of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry (BSAC) Program, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science,
Advisors: Stanley Selkow, Seth Tuler and Supawan Tantayanon (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand)

Mapping the Potential for Urban Agriculture in Worcester: A Land Inventory Survey
Students: Jay Ringenbach, ’14; Matthew Valcourt, ’14; Wenli Wang, ‘15
Advisors: Robert Hersh and Suzanne LePage

2013 Honorable Mention

Heating Piglets in Paraquay
Students:
Maximilian Ardini, ‘14 and Patricia Mackoul, ‘14
Advisors: Derren Rosbach and Robert Traver