The goal of Jason and his team’s IQP at the Albania Project Center was to help their sponsor assess how pharmaceutical waste—particularly expired drug disposal—is managed in areas of Tirana. The current state of pharmaceutical waste management in Albania is fragile and constitutes one of the biggest waste management concerns in the country. Jason and his three teammates interviewed 73 pharmacists—10 percent of the total pharmacists in Tirana—about their pharmaceutical waste disposal practices. The information they gathered will provide the sponsor with data to obtain grant money from the U.S. Embassy to conduct a more in-depth investigation on every pharmacist in Tirana.
The WPI Chemical Engineering Department is searching for the endowed Manning Chair position at the full professor level.