Library Related Student Projects
Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Archives and Special Collections Department collects, houses, and preserves artifacts and historical records that chronicle the University’s history since its establishment in 1865, as well as other manuscripts, rare books, art, and other collections.
Student projects are an important part of these collections. The Gordon Library has sponsored student projects, and members of the library staff have served as co-advisors on Interactive Qualifying Projects (IQPs). Notable examples of these WPI student projects, including a Master's Thesis, a Great Problems Seminar paper, IQP reports, a Major Qualifying Project (MQP) report, and Sufficiency reports, can be found in the table below.
|MS Thesis||Design of a Rooftop Photovoltaic Array for the George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Structural, Thermal, and Performance Analysis by Jamie Mayer||Dr. Richard D. Sisson, Jr.||2010|
|GPS||Gordon Library Energy Efficiency A Great Problem Seminar Project Proposal: Submitted to Worcester Polytechnic Institute
By: Jian Mao, Ryan Mocadlo, Ryan Shooshan, Lauren Waring. Paper and Poster
|IQP||Digitizing Thoreau: Thoreau Collection Preservation Project||W. Mott, R. Obien||2009|
|IQP||Feeding the world -- the Impact of Theo Brown and John Deere||D. Apelian||2009|
|IQP||Research for the Worcester Writers||J. Dempsey||2009|
|IQP||Worcester area writers||J. Dempsey||2009|
|IQP||City of Words -- Worcester Writers Project (WPI Only)||J. Dempsey||2009|
|IQP||Worcester Writers||J. Dempsey||2009|
|IQP||Library Game Suite Proposal||D. Finkel||2007|
|IQP||Ralph Baer: an Oral History||D. O’Donnell||2007|
|IQP||Podcasts for information literacy at the Gordon Library||E. Daneels||2007|
|IQP||Establishing a collection of video game ephemera (WPI Only)||D. Finkel||2006|
|IQP||Canterbury Shaker Village preservation project (WPI Only)||W. Mott||2006|
|IQP||The Game Archives Project||D. Finkel; D. O'Donnell||2006|
|IQP||Digitizing Shaker Oral Histories||W. Mott||2006|
|IQP||An Exhibit on the History of Story in Games||D. Finkel; D. O'Donnell||2005|
|IQP||Walt Whitman Exhibit||W. Mott||2005|
|IQP||Bloomsday Exhibit||L. Menides||2004|
|IQP||Woodbury & Co. Oral History Project||K. Ljungquist; J. Hanlan||2004|
|IQP||Worcester Authors & Poets on the Web||K. Ljungquist; J. Hanlan||2003|
|IQP||Worcester Authors on the Web||K. Ljungquist; J. Hanlan||2002|
|MQP||Henry David Thoreau and science -- a two towers tradition and Library Exhibit||W. Mott||2001|
|SUFF||Indexing Manuscript Material in Life of Charles Dickens||J. Brattin||2001|
|SUFF||Rockwell Kent's Influence over Moby Dick in the 1920's American Revival||D. Samson||2002|
|SUFF||Creative Writing Exhibit||L. Menides||2004|
|SUFF||Henry David Thoreau Exhibit||W. Mott||2004|
|SUFF||Guide to Charles Dickens Letters||J. Brattin||2004|
|SUFF||Guide to Donald McKay - Charles Dickens Drawings||J. Brattin||2004|
Learn more about the research skills required for IQP Projects.
Search all MQP and IQP reports available in the library.
For more information about how the Archives and Special Collections Department can help you with student projects, please contact Margaret Anderson, WPI Archivist, +1-508-831-6112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.