IQP Award finalists

President’s IQP Award finalists to make presentations, project teams to be celebrated on Jan. 30
January 29, 2015

An IQP team member interviews local

residents in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

The 2014 President’s IQP Award finalists have been selected and the university will celebrate the project team finalists at the President’s IQP Award Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 30.

The President’s IQP Awards recognize the student teams whose conception, performance and presentation of their Interactive Qualifying Project has been judged outstanding in focusing on the relationships among science, technology, and the needs of society. To be considered for an award, the project must be superior in conception, execution, and presentation. There are no pre-determined categories for the awards, but the award recognizes the qualities for which the project excels. Each award consists of a Certificate of Merit.

The five teams will make their final presentations in Rubin Campus Center Odeum. The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. with opening remarks.

1:45 p.m.

Development and Initiation of Sustainable Wastewater Management in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Students: Sawin Areepipatkul, Marc Gelin, Nathan Longnecker, Phornphit Manageracharath, Laura Pumphrey, Corre Steele, Nontach Thanawatyanyong

Advisors: Creighton Peet and Gary Pollice

Chulalongkorn University Advisor: Patchanita Thamyongkit

2:15 p.m.

Proposal for Traffic Congestion Alleviation in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India

Students: Shiv Sankar Baishya, Alyssa Bornstein, Shoubhik Debnath, Jan Keleher, Suraj Malode, Lena Pafumi, Sachin Saini

Advisor: Ingrid Shockey

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Advisor: Arti Kashyap

2:45 p.m.

Worcester Earn-A-Bike: Creating An Adaptive Bicycle

Students: Bror Axelsson, Jaclyn DeCristoforo, Kyla Rodger, Aida Waller

Advisors: Corey Dehner and Stephen McCauley



3:30 p.m.

Implications of Introducing the IIT Mandi to the Rural Kamand Region

Students: Kanv Garg, Sampath Kumar, Brianna Mikolich, Fiona Ogren, Justin Rice, Mahesh Yadav

Advisor: Ingrid Shockey

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Advisor: Rajeshwari Dutt

4 p.m.

Development of the Inspire Engineering Mentoring Program

Students: Matthew Jackson, Thomas Kostelak, Leah Pervere, Sarah Quatieri

Advisors: Laureen Elgert and Scott Jiusto


A reception will follow in Higgins House at 5 p.m., where the judges’ decisions will be announced.




Maitland Garden Village Perseverance Park Redevelopment

Students: Lucine Bahtiarian, Tyler Collins, Katherine Connors, Zachary Goddard

Advisors: Lorraine Higgins and Scott Jiusto


Recycling by Bicycle: A Green Alternative to Expand Recycling and Create Jobs in Windhoek

Students: Anne Jacobsen, Malick Kelly, Logan Roche, Evan White

Advisors: Melissa Belz and Robert Hersh