Spring 2013


Worcester Community Project Center                 Students and Advisors Spring 2013

During Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s D term (March 11-April 30, 2013), 23 WPI undergraduate students from a variety of majors engaged in six different community engagement projects.

Spring 2013 projects include:

  • Phasing out the sale of disposable water bottles on WPI’s campus and increasing on-campus water refill stations,
  • Facilitating passage of Senator Eldridge’s E-Waste Recycling legislation,
  • Designing a robotic arm prototype for the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine and the EcoTarium,
  • Analyzing zoning reform for improved quality of life legislation and facilitation of zoning reform for improved quality of life in Massachusetts,
  • Designing a marketing strategy for Habitat for Humanity Metro West’s Restore, and
  • Drafting and facilitating implementation of an energy reduction plan for the town of Auburn, Massachusetts.

In preparation for their community engagement project, a.k.a. Interactive Qualifying Project or IQP, students took a preparatory course where they drafted project proposals contextualizing the issue their project is tackling and detailing a proposed methodology for accomplishing their project objectives. For additional information on each of the projects, please click on the specific project pages linked on the left hand side of the screen.