The following lists include PW MQP reports/projects as available through 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, or the PW report might be available as an additional attachment to the MQP page on Digital WPI. 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.

Author 2nd Major Title Advisor
Lauren Averka, Kellie Bushe, Kylie Doehring, Kelly Hefferman Biomedical Engineering/Biology & Biotechnology Implementing an American Rescue Plan Act Grant at Three Free Medical Programs Brent Faber
Ethan Chau Interactive Media & Game Development Game Wikis for Clean Sweep and Raveling Dreams Sarah Riddick
Tiffany Foote Biomedical Engineering An Evaluation of Abnormal Growth Within the Female Reproductive Track in Clinical and Research Studies Brent Faber
Caroline McLaughlin Management Information Systems Creating a Marketing Plan for the WPI Project Engagement Portal Kevin Lewis
Alyssa Morgan Biomedical Engineering Behind the Biomedical Engineer: A WPI BME Podcast Brent Faber
Alexis Wood Biology & Biotechnology The Rhetorical Construction of the ‘Chemical Imbalance Theory,’ and the Potential for Gut-Centric Alternatives Shana Lessing
Jia Yazon Chemistry Environmental Rhetoric and Social Media Sarah Riddick
Author 2nd Major Title Advisor
Kayla Brown Industrial Engineering Analysis of Poverty Stoplight’s Organizational Questionnaire and the Relationship between Survey Design and Response Rate Ryan Madan
Shawn Finnigan Interactive Media & Game Development Exploring the Crossroads: Augmented Reality and Tabletop Role-playing Games Kevin Lewis
Alex Friedman* Computer Science A Rhetorical Framework for Programming Language Design Yunus Telliel
Hope Hutchinson Biology & Biotechnology Incidence of Female Reproductive Cancers in Correlation with Socioeconomic Status in NY State as a Marker of BPA Exposure Brent Faber
Khaled Jarad Biomedical Engineering A Public Health Study on the Unintended Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in the United States Brent Faber
Anastasia Mina Biomedical Engineering A Wound-Healing Bandaid Shana Lessing
Sahana Venkatesh Physics Exploring Standardization: The Implementation of SOPs in Physics Kevin Lewis
Author 2nd Major Title Advisor
Emily Bendremer Psychological Science Courtroom Perceptions and Decisions: The Effects of Perspective Taking, Victim Impact Statement Content, and Victim Gender Ryan Madan
Noah Brennick N/A A Study of Knowledge Bases Kevin Lewis
Elaine Chen* Computer Science A Tsuboniwa: A Garden Dream Yunus Telliel & Jennifer deWinter
Sarah Doherty Biology & Biotechnology Thinking About Narrative Medicine: UMMS Humanities Lab and the Rise of Narrative in Medical Education Yunus Telliel
Cameron Fiddes N/A Rhetoric and Ethics of the Ownership of Genetic Data Yunus Telliel
Alexa Freglette Computer Science Addressing Stigma and Privacy Concerns of COVID-19 and Contact Tracing Kevin Lewis
Carley Gilmore Computer Science API Documentation for Users and Developers Kevin Lewis
Karen Ho Psychological Science Perceptions of Intentional vs Non-Intentional Death Ryan Madan & Shana Lessing
Liza Hote & Silvana Reid Biochemistry Examining the Culture of Safety and Patient Outcomes in New York Hospitals Yunus TellielBrent Faber
Rachel Maurice Biochemistry Exploring Stylistic and Structural Conventions in Biological Review Articles: A Genre Analysis Sarah Riddick & Ryan Madan
Cristian Nunez Biology & Biotechnology A Rhetorical Inquiry: Molecular Characterization of the Histone Methyltransferase Suv420 as a Grant Proposal Ryan Madan
Bridgette Paredes Management Engineering Post-Production Workday Opportunities: Operational and Communication Strategies Esther Boucher
Erin Perry Robotics Engineering Communicating Results of Engineering Studies Kevin Lewis
Author 2nd Major Title Advisor
Raul Arias Philippi Interactive Media & Game Development Experimental Cinema Yunus Telliel
Shanna Bonnano & Mark Bray Biomedical Engineering An Epidemiological Study of Gastrointestinal Diseases in Northern New York Brent Faber
Jacqueline Cardin Chemical Engineering Analysis on Water Quality: Pharmaceutical Concentration and Community Communication Ryan Madan
Ann Jicha Computer Science Medical Consent and Heterogeneity Aware Federated Learning Kevin Lewis
Nasim Mansuri* Chemical Engineering Best Practices for Adapting Manufacturing Documentation Kevin Lewis
Justin Polcari Biology & Biotechnology Epidemiological Study on Treatment of Hypertension at the Epworth Clinic Brent Faber
Deanna Rice Robotics Engineering Dig Safe Buried Cable Detection Yunus Telliel
Allison Steeves Interactive Media & Game Development Relaunching the COVID-19 Chronicles: A Social Media Campaign During the COVID-19 Pandemic Jennifer deWinter
Christopher Tocci Biology & Biotechnology Social Determinants of COVID-19 in Worcester, MA Brent Faber
Author 2nd Major Title Advisor
Michael Gake Industrial Engineering Analysis of Standard Manufacturing Documentation Kevin Lewis
Katherine Gomes* Chemical Engineering Segurança e Pesquisa: A Case Study of Translation & Localization of Standard Operating Procedures in the BIOTAR Laboratory Esther Boucher & Kevin Lewis
Natasha Levey N/A Investigating Resource Accessibility on WPI’s Campus Ryan Madan
Salome Maldonado Biomedical Engineering Writing in the Biomedical Engineering Discipline Brent Faber
Katherine Vasconcelos Biochemistry The Lifecycle of a Press Release Ryan Madan
Author 2nd Major Title Advisor
Kelly Borden, Sydney Hurley, & Rachel Peterson Biomedical Engineering Analyzing Faculty and Student Perceptions of Writing in the BME Curriculum Ryan Madan
Sarah Brown Civil Engineering Improving Safety in School Zones for Students in the Main South Neighborhood of Worcester, Massachusetts Brent Faber
Brianna Burke Biology & Biotechnology Evaluating the Variability of ED Visits for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Patients Compared to National Averages Brent Faber
Ryan Cudemus-Brunoli Society, Technology and Policy “Formal and Meaningless” or “Impactful”: Citizen Participation in the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan Jennifer deWinter
Caroline Flynn Chemical Engineering The Challenges and Importance of Standard Operating Procedures in Small Businesses: A Case Study with Purgatory Beer Company Ryan Madan
Stephen Foley Biochemistry Potential Diagnostic Markers Associated with Parkinson’s Disease Brent Faber
Madeline Manfra-Levitt Biology and Biotechnology Breast Cancer Co-morbidities in Rural Demographics Brent Faber
Miles Nallen Mechanical Engineering An Examination of the Technical Writing Genre Through a 3D Printer Manual Case Study Kevin Lewis
Carla Romo Chemical Engineering Public Perceptions of Second Generation Biofuels Lorraine Higgins
Maxwell Studley* Biology and Biotechnology Identity Formation in Paramedic Education Brent Faber
Author 2nd Major Title Advisor
Kristen Bender Mechanical Engineering Designing Capability Statements to Win Federal Contracts Ryan Madan
Andrew Callahan Chemical Engineering A Technology Acceptance Model for Solar Adoption Brent Faber
David Frederick Biomedical Engineering Human Respiratory Disorders Brent Faber
Eiko Iwashita Biochemistry Dietary Supplement Use: Public Perception and Understanding, 2006-2016 Brent Faber
Travis Norris* Robotics Engineering Sailbot: Communicating about Robotics Through Short-Form Video Documentary Jennifer deWinter
Rachel Santarsiero &
David Smallwood
Civil Engineering Rhetorical Models of International Development Brent Faber
Author 2nd Major Title Advisor
Kimberly Codding Biochemistry Popularized Synthetic Biology: Public Perception and Understanding, 2006-2016 Brent Faber
Alexandra D’Ordine Biochemistry Creating an Online Introductory Guide to Biomedical Grant Proposals Lorraine Higgins
Richard Hayes Interactive Media and Game Development Design and Authorship for the Halberd Narrative Planning Engine Ryan Madan
Abbegail Nack Chemical Engineering Dust-Covered Operations & Maintenance Manuals: Why O&M Manuals for Wastewater Treatment Facilities Rarely Meet Operators’ Needs Ryan Madan
Meredith Rioux Biology and Biotechnology Sepsis and Comorbidities in a Rural Area Brent Faber
Isabella Schiavone Interactive Media and Game Development  The Monomyth in Popular Science Writing Jennifer deWinter
Robert Vigeant Mathematical Sciences Enhancing Career Opportunities: Using Supervised Learning to Analyze Career Outcomes Data Brent Faber