Nantucket, Massachusetts Project Center - IQP

Current Director(s)
Program Term(s)
B-Term during late fall
Project Opportunities
Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP)

Nantucket has a population of 14,000 year-round residents and attracts an additional 40,000 tourists each summer. Nantucket was once a booming whaling center but is now primarily a summer resort and tourist destination. The historic district of the Town of Nantucket has more than 800 buildings that predate the Civil War and retains many cobblestone streets. The entire island is a National Historic District and has several excellent museums, many wonderful public beaches, and protected conservation land covering about 45% of the island. 

Past Nantucket students have helped the town address pressing problems such as:

•Promoting energy awareness and energy saving

•Increasing affordable housing

•Preventing coastal erosion

•Increasing museum visitation

•Improving emergency response

•Enhancing access for the disabled