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2015 IQP Awards

January 14, 2016
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President’s IQP Award Final Presentations

An IQP team works on the roof of a shanty in South Africa to bring
​natural light into the home.

The 2015 President’s IQP award presentations will take place on Friday, Jan. 29, in the Rubin Campus Center Odeum beginning at 1:15 p.m., with a reception to follow in Higgins House at 5 p.m.

Five teams were chosen as finalists from 66 entries. They will make their presentations as follows:

 

1:45

A CASE STUDY IN COSTA RICA: THE IMPACTS OF REFRIGERANTS

Students: Hailey Cambra, Joseph Hill, David Knutson, Sunny Sang Nguyen

Advisors: Professors Aarti Madan and Ryan Madan

 

2:15

ASSESSING GHARATS OF THE KAMAND VALLEY-IQP INDIA

WPI Students: Alejandro Leiro, Mitchell Lentz, Luis Diego Paredes

Indian Institute of Technology Students: Aman Agrawal, Aman Garg

WPI Advisors: Professors Lorraine Higgins and Ingrid Shockey

Indian Institute of Technology Professors: Dr. Aditi Halder and Dr. Prasun Jana

 

2:45

BUILDING HOPE: EMPOWERMENT THROUGH IMPROVING FACILITIES AT THE SIZAKUYENZA SAFE HOUSE

 

Students: Samantha Ervin, Julia LaValley, Jacob Mercier, Jonathan Mirabito, Christina Noyes

A student project team at work in the
Costa Rica project center.

Advisors: Professors Scott Jiusto and Stephen McCauley

 

3:15

INTERMISSION

 

3:30

EVALUATION OF THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A WASTE COLLECTION FACILITY TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY OF CANTERA

Students: John Cotter, Victor Hu, Alejandro Miranda, Hannah Reinertsen

Advisors: Professors Lauren Mathews and Tina-Marie Ranalli

 

4:00

LIGHTING THE WAY TO FIRE SAFETY: REDUCING FIRE RISK IN NAMIBIA’S INFORMAL SECTOR HOUSING

Students: Connor Gillespie, Brien Hard, Casey Rota, Saloni Sachar

Advisors: Professors Holly Ault and Tom Robertson

 

The Committee has selected two additional IQPs for Honorable Mention

A BICYCLE SHARE PLAN FOR WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

Students: Kevin Acherman, John Colfer

Advisors: Professors Kristin Boudreau and Richard Vaz

 

DEVELOPING A MENTORSHIP PROGRAM BETWEEN AL AKHAWAYN UNIVERSITY AND THE RITA ZNIBER FOUNDATION ORPHANAGE

Students: Abigail M. DaBoll-Lavoie, Jacquelyn M. Fanning, Fernando Galvez, Richard E. Thyden

Advisor: Professor Frederick Hart

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