2021 President's IQP Award finalists


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Join us in congratulating the finalists of the

2021 President’s IQP awards


(Listed in no particular order)


Launching a Competitive Robotics Team for Physically Active Youth

 Students: Augustine K. Asumadu (MIS),  Devan Blechinger-Slocum (ME),  

 Margaret R. Gunville (ME), Sarah A. MacDonald (BME)

 Advisors: Nancy Burnham, Alexander Smith  


Akyem Dwenase Sanitation 

Students: Elaine Chen (CS), Ruchita Y. Choksey (ME),

Danielle D. Upton (CME), Casey J. Willis (ME)

Advisor: Robert Krueger


The Role of Wetlands in the Ruamahanga Catchment

Students: Caroline E. Dalton (CE),  Daniel C. Dietrich (ME),

Meng Lian (CME), Brooklynn Paris (BME)  

Advisors: Fred Looft,  Ingrid Shockey


 Mobile Farm Stand: A Vehicle for Education

Students: Minh Anh Kieu (BME), Noah C. Brennick (PW),

Sophia H. Cheng (ME/RBE), Darius Luo (AE)

Advisor: Derren Rosbach


Therapeutic Gardening

Students: Matthew B. Adams (ME), Christopher R. Davenport (AER),

Mairead E. O'Neill (CS), Ciara R. Young (CME)

 Advisors: J. Scott Jiusto, Gbetonmasse Somasse




The following projects were presented for an honorable mention

Utilizing Volunteers to Save the Văcărești Wetlands

Students: Ryan J. Hanna (PH), Catherine S. Masiello (BBT), Andrew Yatsuhashi (CHE), Erik S. Herrera (ME),

Advisors: Melissa Butler and Robert Kinicki


Strengthening ACE Outreach and Communication with African Families

Students: Sydney D. Gagne (CME), Liza A. Hote (CBC/HU), 

Jeremy T. Rhines (CME), Nathan C. Ng (ME) 

Advisors: J. Scott Jiusto, Gbetonmasse Somasse


Exploring Governance Strategies to Restore New Zealand’s Biological Heritage

Students: Joseph N. Coutcher (CE), Colin J. Reynolds (ME), 

Timothy R. Snow (ME)   

Advisors: Fred Looft, Ingrid Shockey


Enhancing the Visitor Experience Along the Sibiu County Trails

Students: Burnon Chen (CHE), Meredith W. Eddy (BME), Edward Philippo (CS), 

Marissa A. Thomas (IE), Nicole R. Whipkey (IE)

Advisors: Melissa Butler, Robert Kinicki





2021 President’s IQP Award Finalist Presentations will be held

Friday, 28 January 2022

We will have further information on the event closer to that time.


We would like to thank the faculty committee for its review of the submitted projects and the selection of the finalists.

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