Student Perspective

Each student’s journey is unique and personal…

But all of the students left the experience with a new perspective on how they could—and will—impact their communities. Each with an individualized lens, they share a glimpse into just what life was like as they worked in the city, and where they hope to go from here.

Faria Kader
Faria Kader
About Faria
Mechanical Engineering
Thomas White
Thomas White
About Thomas
Computer Science
Zonglin Peng
Zonglin Peng
About Zonglin
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Marylouise Ross
Marylouise Ross
About Marylouise
Biomedical Engineering
Daniel Sullivan
Daniel Sullivan
About Daniel
Computer Science
Shaye Johnstone
Shaye Johnstone
About Shaye
Chemical Engineering
The most valuable thing with the IQP is the team aspect—the teamwork experience at WPI is unique because it’s so immersive.
  • Matthew Cannata
  • Biomedical Engineering
Because of my project, I got the chance to explore the Boston harbor and other sites in South Boston and go to some new restaurants and cool sight-seeing places.
  • Tyler Morris
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
My project allowed me to identify the kinds of social impacts that these engineering problems have on real world issues.
  • Christian Anderson
  • Aerospace Engineering
One of the most valuable things I took from this project experience was being able to take risks in an environment that allowed me to do so.
  • Benjamin Duquette
  • Mechanical Engineering

Student team touring a waste remediation plant as part of field work

Sponsor team meeting at the Office of Technical Assistance and Technology

Group exercise during preparatory coursework

Student team on a water taxi conducting field work in Boston Harbor

Student team on a water filtration facility tour as part of field work

Architectural tour of Boston from the water

Architectural boat tour along Boston Harbor and the Charles River (Charles Riverboat Company)

All student teams on a guided tour of the city