Spring 2014

During Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s D term (March 17-May 7, 2014), 2o WPI undergraduate students from a variety of majors engaged in five different community engagement projects.

Spring 2014 projects included:

  • Designing uses for Worcester Art Museum “Third Spaces,”
  • Designing and identifying funding possibilities for an adaptive bicycle for people with disabilities at Worcester Earn-A-Bike,
  • Revitalizing Worcester Historical Museum’s “In Their Shirtsleeves” exhibit,
  • Analyzing the cost of municipal compliance with stormwater management permits for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and
  • Designing and implementing a volunteer recruitment and retention strategy for Habitat for Humanity Metro West’s ReStore.

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.