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Sustainability Project Competition

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WPI students have submitted sustainability-themed projects in one of three categories: first-year, undergraduate, and graduate.  These sustainability-themed projects each address a present societal need without compromising our ability to meet the needs of future generations. Projects address environmental, social, and/or economic themes that relate to sustainability.

Judges for the competition include WPI staff and faculty as well as regional sustainability experts.

Browse Sustainability Project Competition awardees

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2021 Emilia Perez; Chase Gaudino; Lauren Kaija; Hannah Schulz; Trisha Worthington Winner Undergraduate Sustainability

Preparing for the Rise: A Study of Boston’s Sea Level & Designs for Coastal Resiliency

2021 Gabriel Espinosa; Alexander Wadsworth; Jack Hanlon Winner Undergraduate Sustainability

Small Scale Carbon Capture Implementation and Utilization at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

2022 Munevver Elif Asar Sarikaya Winner Graduate Sustainability

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Energy_intensive Industrial Drying by Novel Drying Methods

2021 Munevver Elif Asar Sarikaya Winner Graduate Sustainability

Reducing Carbon Footprint of Energy-Intensive Industrial Drying by Smart Dryers

2022 Nick Tomasetti, Nico Alvarado, Ben Mason, Anonymous Winner Undergraduate Sustainability

Using Media to Influence Agricultural Perceptions on Climate Change

2022 Rafaello Adler-Abramo Winner Undergraduate Sustainability

Massachusetts Climate Resilience Policy, Planning, and the Needs of People with Disabilities:  Paths to Improvement

2021 Zahra Noori Winner Graduate Sustainability

Experimental Study of Drying of Paper with Ultrasound Mechanism