These awards are given to student teams whose conception, performance, and presentation of their Interactive Qualifying Projects (IQPs) have been judged outstanding in focusing on the relationships among science, technology, and the needs of society.
Natalie Diltz, Jena Mazzucco, Austin Scott, Jeffrey SirockiProject Name: Stakeholder Study: Resource Management of Wairarapa MoanaAdvisors: Bethel Eddy and Robert Kinicki
First runner up:
Improving Healthcare Coordination in the Mandi District
WPI Students: Edward Dring, Victoria Johnson, Jacob Maalouf
IIT Mandi Students: Gopal Aggarwal, Naman Gupta
Advisors: Drs. S. McCauley, Ingrid Shockey, Varun Dutt & R. Padmanabhan
Christina Noyes, Samantha Ervin, Julia LaValley, Jacob Mercier, Jonathan Mirabito
Project Name: Building Hope: Empowerment through Improving Facilities at the Sizakuyenza Safe HouseAdvisors: Professors Scott Jiusto and Stephen McCauley
Entry Rules and Guidelines
Projects will be judged and awards made once each academic year. The awards will be made for the first, second, and the third places at the discretion of the judges.
Projects will be judged using the following system:
The competition presentation this year will be on Friday, February 10, 2017 in the Rubin Campus Center Odeum.
For additional information, contact Ruth McKeogh at the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division in the Project Center building.
"Stakeholder Student: Resource Management of Wairarapa Moana"
Advisors: Professors Bethel Eddy and Robert Kinicki
"Improving Healthcare Coordination in the Mandi District"
ITT Mandi Students: Gopal Aggarwal, Naman Gupta
Advisors: Drs. S. McCauley, Ingrid Shockey, Varun Dutt & R. Padmanabhan
"Examining the Development of Nature-Urban Routes in San Jose, Costa Rica"
Advisors: Professors Melissa Belz and Derren Rosbach
"Evaluating the Need for a Consumer Focused Smoke Alarm Performance System"
Advisors: Professors Fred Looft and Briggitte Servatius
"Preventing Violence Against Women: Training Resources to Empower the Broadmeadows Community"
Advisors: Professors Holly Ault and James Hanlan
"Alternative Water Treatment: Designing a floating island that integrates social & technical elements at American Farm School, Thessaloniki, Greece"
Advisors: Professors Nicola Bulled, and Robert Hersh
Project Name: Building Hope: Empowerment through Improving Facilities at the Sizakuyenza Safe House
Advisors: Professors Scott Jiusto and Stephen McCauley
Project Title: Lighting the Way to Fire Safety: Reducing Fire Risk in Namibia's Informal Sector Housing
Advisors: Professors Holly Ault and Tom Robertson
Evaluation of the Feasibility of Establishing a Waste Collection Facility to Serve the Community of Cantera
A Case Study in Costa Rica: The Impacts of Refrigerants
Advisors: Professors Aarti Madan and Ryan Madan
Assessing Gharats of the Kamand Valley-IQP India
Indian Institute of Technology Students: Aman Agrawal, Aman Garg
WPI Advisors: Professors Lorraine Higgins and Ingrid Shockey
Indian Institute of Technology Professors: Dr. Aditi Halder and Dr. Prasun Jana
Developing a Mentorship Program Between Al Akhawayn University and the Rita Zniber Foundation Orphanage
Advisor: Professor Frederick Hart
A Bicycle Share Plan for Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Advisors: Professors Kristin Boudreau and Richard Vaz
"Worcester Earn-A-Bike: Creating an Adaptive Bicycle"
Advisors: Corey Dehner and Stephen McCauley
"Implications of Introducing the IIT Mandi to the Rural Kamand Region"
Advisors: Ingrid Shockey, Rajeshwari Dutt (Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Advisor)
"Development of the Inspire Engineering Mentoring Program"
Advisors: Laureen Elgert and Scott Jiusto
"Development and Initiation of Sustainable Wastewater Management in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand"
Advisors: Creighton Peet, Gary Pollice, Patchanita Thamyongkit (Chulalongkorn University Advisor)
"Proposal for Traffic Congestion Alleviation in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India"
Advisors: Ingrid Shockey, Arti Kashyap (Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Advisor)
"Recycling by Bicycle: A Green Alternative to Expand Recycling and Create Jobs in Windhoek"
Melissa Belz and Robert Hersh
"Maitland Garden Village Perseverance Park Redevelopment"
Advisors: Lorraine Higgins and Scott Jiusto
"Supporting Urban Beekeeping Livelihood Strategies in Cape Town"
Advisors: Scott Jiusto and Steve Taylor
"Lights on the Horizon: A Socioeconomic Impact Evaluation of Rural Electrification in Tsumkwe, Namibia"
Advisors: Svetlana Nikitina and Thomas Robertson
"Sustainable Paper Insulation for Kambashus in Informal Settlements of Namibia"
"Designing a Water Quality Monitoring Plan for El Yunque National Forest"
Advisors: Aarti Madan and Creighton Peet
"Heat Impacts on Occupational Health: A Comparison Between Agricultural and Industrial Settings in the Time of Climate Change"
Advisors: Ingrid Shockey, and Bland Addison
"Improving Water and Sanitation in Rural Namibian Communities"
Advisors: I. Shockey and U. Brisson
"Evaluating ‘Business Opportunities with Solar Energy in Un-Electrified Areas’ in Namibia"
Advisors: R. Ludwig and S. Nikitina
"Designing a Water and Sanitation Centre Prototype for Monwabisi Park, Cape Town"
Advisors: S. Jiusto and J. Petruccelli
"Designing Safe Playgrounds for the Klong Toey Community"
Advisors: T. Robertson and B. Servatius
"An Electronic Interface to Aid in Learning How to Play a Musical Instrument"
Advisors: F. Bianchi and A. Wyglinski
"Analysis of Privacy and Interoperability Issues Affecting Danish Consumers of Health IT Systems"
Advisor: H. Ault
"Water and Sanitation in Monwabisi Park, Cape Town"
Advisors: Scott Jiusto and Robert Hersh
Hydroponic Farming in Mahasarakham: Integrating Hydroponics into the Agricultural Curriculum While Introducing Entrepreneurial Skills
"Leicester Energy Study"
Advisor: Fred Looft
"Mapping as a Foundation for Spatial Redevelopment in Monwabisi Park"
"Wind Generation on Nantucket"
Advisor: Michael Elmes
"Design and Construction of a Communal Laundry Station in Monwabisi Park, Cape Town"
Advisors: Scott Jiusto, Stephen Weininger
"Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Food: A Study of Two Cafeterias in the Danish Municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk"
Advisor: Peter Christopher
"Four Tourists and Hong Kong's Harbourfront: A Survey of the Waterfront of Victoria Harbour"
Advisors: Kevin Clements, Paul Davis
"Managing Water and Sanitation in the Fish River Basin"
Advisors: Creighton Peet, Reinhold Ludwig
"Evaluating the Effectiveness of Hands-On-History at the Tower of London"
Advisors: Peter Hansen, Stanley Selkow
"Energy Profiling for Off-Grid Energization Solutions in Namibia"
Advisors: Robert Krueger & Fred Looft
"HIV/AIDS Prevention Education: A Look at the HIV/AIDS Awareness activities at the Polytechnic of Namibia"
"Noise Data Farming for the City of Boston"
Advisors: Chrysanthe Demetry & Kevin Clements
Developing a Strategy to Improve Solar Home System Sustainability in Rural Thailand
Demand Response Programs in the Greater Boston Area
"Holy Name Central Catholic Jr. / Sr. High School Wind Turbine Feasibility IQP"
Advisor: Alexander Emanuel
Erosion and Flood Control in the Informal Settlements of Windhoek, Namibia
"Composting for Sustainable Waste Management"
Advisors: Scott Jiusto and Lauren Matthews
"Irrigation Development to Improve the Lives of Impoverished Children (Kanchanaburi, Thailand)"
Advisors: Robert Krueger and Stephen Pierson