Angela and five other WPI students gathered data to determine the feasibility of implementing an intelligent transportation system in Acadia National Park to help mitigate traffic congestion and parking issues during peak season. The park's current infrastructure can't handle the increasing visitation traffic, so Angela and her team completed research, communicated with park officials, and completed field observation to determine if an intelligent transportation system for the park would be effective.
Before coming to WPI, Angela had never had the chance to work on a project that could affect positive change. To her, one of the most valuable parts of her IQP experience was the opportunity to do just that for a sponsor who appreciated what she and her team were producing.
WPI’s project-based curriculum has helped Angela refine her skills in group work, something she believes will prove to be extremely valuable and practical in the future. Angela firmly believes that the curriculum enhanced her education in a way that distinguishes WPI students from their peers.
- Completing two major projects—practicum and IQP—and looking forward to completing my MQP.
- Immersing myself in clubs, friend groups, and the community.
- Finding a career in chemical engineering working with environmentally benign chemicals.