PW MQPs

The following lists include PW MQP reports/projects as available through the eProjects search system and Digital WPI.


Notes: PW MQPs are typically part of an interdisciplinary MQP with another major. This means the PW portion of the project (including its title) might be contained within the other major’s report. Also, some students’ other majors require additional security for their MQPs, which means a report might not be accessible without the advisor’s approval.


* Represents the winner of the Provost’s MQP Award for the most outstanding project in Professional Writing for that year.

2022
Author Title Advisor
Emily Bendremer Courtroom Perceptions and Decisions: The Effects of Perspective Taking, Victim Impact Statement Content, and Victim Gender Ryan Madan
Noah Brennick A Study of Knowledge Bases Kevin Lewis
Elaine Chen* A Tsuboniwa: A Garden Dream Yunus Telliel & Jennifer deWinter
Sarah Doherty Thinking About Narrative Medicine: UMMS Humanities Lab and the Rise of Narrative in Medical Education Yunus Telliel
Cameron Fiddes Rhetoric and Ethics of the Ownership of Genetic Data Yunus Telliel
Alexa Freglette Addressing Stigma and Privacy Concerns of COVID-19 and Contact Tracing Kevin Lewis
Carley Gilmore API Documentation for Users and Developers Kevin Lewis
Karen Ho Perceptions of Intentional vs Non-Intentional Death Ryan Madan & Shana Lessing
Liza Hote & Silvana Reid Examining the Culture of Safety and Patient Outcomes in New York Hospitals Yunus TellielBrent Faber
Rachel Maurice Exploring Stylistic and Structural Conventions in Biological Review Articles: A Genre Analysis Sarah Riddick & Ryan Madan
Cristian Nunez A Rhetorical Inquiry: Molecular Characterization of the Histone Methyltransferase Suv420 as a Grant Proposal Ryan Madan
Bridgette Paredes Post-Production Workday Opportunities: Operational and Communication Strategies Esther Boucher
Erin Perry Communicating Results of Engineering Studies Kevin Lewis
2021
Author Title Advisor
Raul Arias Philippi Experimental Cinema Yunus Telliel
Shanna Bonnano & Mark Bray An Epidemiological Study of Gastrointestinal Diseases in Northern New York Brent Faber
Jacqueline Cardin Analysis on Water Quality: Pharmaceutical Concentration and Community Communication Ryan Madan
Ann Jicha Medical Consent and Heterogeneity Aware Federated Learning Kevin Lewis
Nasim Mansuri* Best Practices for Adapting Manufacturing Documentation Kevin Lewis
Justin Polcari Epidemiological Study on Treatment of Hypertension at the Epworth Clinic Brent Faber
Deanna Rice Dig Safe Buried Cable Detection Yunus Telliel
Allison Steeves Relaunching the COVID-19 Chronicles: A Social Media Campaign During the COVID-19 Pandemic Jennifer deWinter
Christopher Tocci Social Determinants of COVID-19 in Worcester, MA Brent Faber
2020
Author Title Advisor
Michael Gake Analysis of Standard Manufacturing Documentation Kevin Lewis
Katherine Gomes* Segurança e Pesquisa: A Case Study of Translation & Localization of Standard Operating Procedures in the BIOTAR Laboratory Esther Boucher & Kevin Lewis
Natasha Levey Investigating Resource Accessibility on WPI’s Campus Ryan Madan
Salome Maldonado Writing in the Biomedical Engineering Discipline Brent Faber
Katherine Vasconcelos The Lifecycle of a Press Release Ryan Madan
2019
Author Title Advisor
Kelly Borden, Sydney Hurley, & Rachel Peterson Analyzing Faculty and Student Perceptions of Writing in the BME Curriculum Ryan Madan
Sarah Brown Improving Safety in School Zones for Students in the Main South Neighborhood of Worcester, Massachusetts Brent Faber
Brianna Burke Evaluating the Variability of ED Visits for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Patients Compared to National Averages Brent Faber
Ryan Cudemus-Brunoli “Formal and Meaningless” or “Impactful”: Citizen Participation in the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan Jennifer deWinter
Caroline Flynn The Challenges and Importance of Standard Operating Procedures in Small Businesses: A Case Study with Purgatory Beer Company Ryan Madan
Stephen Foley Potential Diagnostic Markers Associated with Parkinson’s Disease Brent Faber
Madeline Manfra-Levitt Breast Cancer Co-morbidities in Rural Demographics Brent Faber
Miles Nallen An Examination of the Technical Writing Genre Through a 3D Printer Manual Case Study Kevin Lewis
Carla Romo Public Perceptions of Second Generation Biofuels Lorraine Higgins
Maxwell Studley* Identity Formation in Paramedic Education Brent Faber
2018
Author Title Advisor
Kristen Bender Designing Capability Statements to Win Federal Contracts Ryan Madan
Andrew Callahan A Technology Acceptance Model for Solar Adoption Brent Faber
David Frederick Human Respiratory Disorders Brent Faber
Eiko Iwashita Dietary Supplement Use: Public Perception and Understanding, 2006-2016 Brent Faber
Travis Norris* Sailbot: Communicating about Robotics Through Short-Form Video Documentary Jennifer deWinter
Rachel Santarsiero &
David Smallwood
Rhetorical Models of International Development Brent Faber
2017
Author Title Advisor
Kimberly Codding Popularized Synthetic Biology: Public Perception and Understanding, 2006-2016 Brent Faber
Alexandra D’Ordine Creating an Online Introductory Guide to Biomedical Grant Proposals Lorraine Higgins
Richard Hayes Design and Authorship for the Halberd Narrative Planning Engine Ryan Madan
Abbegail Nack Dust-Covered Operations & Maintenance Manuals: Why O&M Manuals for Wastewater Treatment Facilities Rarely Meet Operators’ Needs Ryan Madan
Meredith Rioux Sepsis and Comorbidities in a Rural Area Brent Faber
Isabella Schiavone  The Monomyth in Popular Science Writing Jennifer deWinter
Robert Vigeant Enhancing Career Opportunities: Using Supervised Learning to Analyze Career Outcomes Data Brent Faber