Angela and five other WPI students gathered data to determine the feasibility of implementing an intelligent transportation system in Acadia National Park to help mitigate traffic congestion and parking issues during peak season. The park's current infrastructure can't handle the increasing visitation traffic, so Angela and her team completed research, communicated with park officials, and completed field observation to determine if an intelligent transportation system for the park would be effective.
WPI was awarded the 2016 Bernard Gordon Prize in honor of the transformative WPI Plan on which WPI's highly regarded project-based curriculum is modeled. The prize recognizes WPI's decades-old tradition of learning by doing and also honored four faculty members who are instrumental in moving the Plan forward. The award made special note of how the Plan develops leadership while encouraging innovative problem solving, interdisciplinary collaboration, and global competencies.