These awards offer recognition to those students who have completed outstanding Major Qualifying Projects (MQPs) as a demonstration of their competency in a chosen academic discipline. Each academic department conducts its own competition to select the winners. In 2016, nearly 50 students were recognized for their innovation and achievements in WPI’s project-based learning curriculum.
Browse Provost's MQP Awards awardees
|2016||William Kinkead, Connor Morette, Adrian Pickering, Zachary Sears, James Waldo||Undergraduate||Mechanical & Materials Engineering||
"Design and Optimization of a Formula SAE Vehicle"
Advisor: David Planchard
|2016||Zachary Harmony, Erin Murphy, Jillian Proulx, Jeremy Soderholm||Undergraduate||Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering||
"Gateway Student Center"
Advisors: Leonard Albano, Leffi Cewe-Molloy, Kenneth Elovitz
|2015||Andrew Beaupre, Tyle Collins, Aras Nehir Keskin, Cody Woodard-Wallace||Undergraduate||Mechanical & Materials Engineering||
"Design and Production of a 3-D Printed Wireless Hexapod"
Advisor: David Planchard
|2015||Angelica Zawada, Tyler Alexander, Nysa Casha||Undergraduate||Social Science & Policy Studies||
"Determinants of Success in WPI Student-Led Organizations"
Advisors: Jim Doyle, Sharon Wulf
|2015||Brian Eccles, Brendan McLeod, Timothy Murcko, Thomas Watson, Mitchell Wills||Undergraduate||Robotics Engineering||
Advisors: Sonia Chernova, Taskin Padir, Ken Stafford
|2015||Christopher Hango||Undergraduate||Humanities & Arts||
"The Five Stages of Grief: A Composition and Performance for Brass Ensemble"
Advisor: Douglas Weeks
|2015||Daniel Gendin||Undergraduate||Mathematical Sciences||
"Mathematical Model of Laminate Materials"
Advisor: Burt Tilley
|2015||Dusty Cyr, Radu Morar, Joseph Sperry||Undergraduate||Aerospace Engineering||
"Helicopter Sling Load Stabilization with Active Control"
Advisor: Raghvendra Cowlagi, David Olinger
|2015||Evan White||Undergraduate||Chemical Engineering|
|2015||Jennifer Garbarino, Sarah Kaptur||Undergraduate||Biology & Biotechnology||
"Biochemical and Myosin Xi in the Moss Physcomitrella patens"
Advisors: Destin Heilman, Luis Vidali
|2015||Jose Andrade, Austin Holliday, William Michalski, Juan Hernan Parra, Veronica Rivero Gorrin||Undergraduate||Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering||
"Growing Power Vertical Farm"
Advisors: Leonard Albano, Leffi Cewe-Malloy
|2015||Mark Mantell||Undergraduate||Chemistry & Biochemistry|
|2015||Melissa Dery, Kyle Gerlack, Zachery Johnson, Maya Rhinehard||Undergraduate||Environmental Engineering||
"Optimizing CoMag System Operations: Billerica, Mass., Wastewater Treatment Plant"
Advisors: John Bergendahl, Jeanine Plummer
|2015||Michael Derryberry, Jermiah McCarthy||Undergraduate||Electrical & Computer Engineering||
"FPGA Real-Time Stoplight Detection"
Advisor: Xinming Huang
|2015||Paulo Carvalho, Sean Weaver, Anurag Kesari||Undergraduate||Biomedical Engineering||
"Phlebot: The Robotic Phlebotomist"
Advisors: Patrick Flaherty, Gregory Fischer
|2015||Rachel Blakely||Undergraduate||Bioinformatics & Computational Biology|
|2015||Yan Zhang||Undergraduate||Architectural Engineering|
|2015||Zachary Arnold, Danielle LeRose||Undergraduate||Computer Science||
"Smartphone Gait Inference"
Advisors: Emmanuel Agu, Joseph Petruccelli
|2009||Aaron Holroyd, Punsak Koakiettaveechai, Brett Ponsler||Undergraduate||Computer Science||
"Hand-Eye Coordination in a Humanoid Robot"
Advisor: Brad Miller, Charles Rich
|2009||Alisha Begin, Stepen Shin||Undergraduate||Chemical Engineering||
"Adsorption of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Using ZSM-5"
Advisors: Robert Thompson, John Bergendahl
|2009||Allison P. Smyth||Undergraduate||Electrical & Computer Engineering||
"Drag-Aid MK, Race Car Crash Detection"
Advisor: Stephen J. Bitar
|2009||Brian C. Benson, Neal K. Humphrey||Undergraduate||Robotics Engineering||
Advisors: Stephan Koehier, Kenneth Stafford
|2009||Charlie Mezak||Undergraduate||Humanities & Arts||
"Life in the Ledges"
Advisor: Constance Clark
|2009||Christopher John Pauli, Matthew Clark, Zachary Tetreault, Justin Thomas||Undergraduate||Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering||
"Green Guide for Roads Rating System"
Advisors: Frederick Hart, Rajib Mallick
|2009||Christopher M. Drouin||Undergraduate||Computer Science||
"The Mindful Reader: Learning- Augmented News Aggregation"
Advisor: David C. Brown
|2009||Daniel Asselin, David Beavers, Stephan Jakubowski||Undergraduate||Aerospace Engineering||
"Investigation of Plasma Charging Effects"
Advisor: John Blandino
|2009||Daniel Tennant, Julia Berg, Joseph Strong||Undergraduate||Interactive Media & Game Development||
Advisor: Robert W. Lindeman
|2009||Daniel W. Carney||Undergraduate||Chemistry & Biochemistry||
"Singlet Oxygen Trapping Porphyrins"
Advisor: Robert E. Connors
|2009||David Munger||Undergraduate||Chemical Engineering||
"The Use of Photoresist Derived Carbon as Microelectrodes for Genetic Assays"
Advisor: Susan Zhou
|2009||Elisabeth Beinke, Keilin Bickar, Joshua Doyle, Alexander Schwartz||Undergraduate||Interactive Media & Game Development||
"Memory Dash - a Multiplayer iPhone Game"
Advisor: David Finkel
"Proofs of the Kochen-Specker Theorem in 3 Dimensions"
Advisor: P.K. Aravind
|2009||Eric Andresen||Undergraduate||Professional Writing||
"Rhetoric of Global Warming: Multimodal Arguments in Public and Scientific Contexts"
Advisors: Lorraine D. Higgins, Chrysanthe Demetry
|2009||Eric Connelly||Undergraduate||Chemical Engineering||
"Imaging L-Alanine and Inosine-Induced Germination of Bacillus Anthracis Using Atomic Force Microscopy"
Advisor: Terri Camesano
|2009||Jake Cabrera, Christopher TingHin Cheu, Natasha Deschene, Gaelen Fay Magee||Undergraduate||Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering||
"Structural Design of the WPI Recreation Center"
Advisor: Tahar El-Korchi
|2009||Jennifer Ann Himottu, Alyson J Stuer||Undergraduate||Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering||
"Analysis of Bridge Connections: A Comparative Study of Bridge & Joint Design"
Advisor: Leonardo Albano
|2009||Jeremy Chapman, Nathaniel Law||Undergraduate||Aerospace Engineering||
"Mechanical Autonomous Jellyfish"
Advisor: Michael Demetriou
|2009||Jessie A. Brasefield, Douglas K. Tischer||Undergraduate||Chemistry & Biochemistry||
"Exploring Apoptin's Anti-Cancer Ability: Uncoupling Nucleocytoplasmic Shuttling and Multimerization"
|2009||Jonathan E. Hayden, Hiroshi Mita, Jason R. Ogasian||Undergraduate||Electrical & Computer Engineering||
"Autonomous Mapping Robot"
Advisors: R. James Duckworth, David Cyganski
|2009||Karen O'Sullivan, Phyllis Wall||Undergraduate||Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering||
"The Effects of Warm Mix Asphalt Additives on Recycled Asphalt"
Advisors: Rajib Mallick, Mindjiang Tao
|2009||Krista Leigh Dietz, Alexandra Valeria Kulinkina||Undergraduate||Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering||
"Brackish Water Pretreatment"
Advisor: Jeanine Plummer
|2009||Marc Balboa, Ivo Dobrev, Ryan Fosset||Undergraduate||Mechanical & Materials Engineering||
"MEMS for Real Time Imaging Applications"
Advisor: Cosme Furlong-Vazquez
|2009||Matthew Dailey, Ilan Shomorony||Undergraduate||Mathematical Sciences||
"Physically Unclonable Functions"
Advisors: William Martin, Berk Sunar
|2009||Meghan Pasquali, Nicholas Pelletier, Jennifer Richards, Jonathan Shoemaker||Undergraduate||Biomedical Engineering||
"Development of a New System to Treat Hip Dislocation in Canines"
Advisor: Glenn Gaudette
|2009||Michael Morin||Undergraduate||Chemical Engineering||
"Educational Uses of COMSOL Multiphysics Carbon Dioxide Absorption with Chemical Reaction"
|2009||Nicholas Alden, Zachary Humerick, Andrew Teixeira||Undergraduate||Chemical Engineering||
"Molten Salt Gasification of Biomass"
Advisors: Ravindra Datta, James Dittami
|2009||Nicholas Amendolare||Undergraduate||Social Science & Policy Studies||
"Recommendations for Improving Thermal Efficiency in Massachusetts Low-Income Housing"
Advisor: Robert Krueger
|2009||Nicholas Amendolare||Undergraduate||International Development, Environment, and Sustainability||
"Conserving Energy through Fuel Poverty Mapping in Worcester, Massachusetts"
Advisor: Robert Krueger
|2009||Samantha G. McGill||Undergraduate||Manufacturing Engineering||
"Market and Business Analysis of Microthreads"
Advisors: Helen Vassallo, George Pins