Continue reading Improving Water Quality of Green Hill Park Ponds and Investigating the Feasibility of an Irrigation System Using Pond Water

Improving Water Quality of Green Hill Park Ponds and Investigating the Feasibility of an Irrigation System Using Pond Water

Project Description Water pollution in surface water is attributed to stormwater runoff, introducing nutrients and sediment into water bodies. This project researched the historical and current conditions impacting the Green Hill Park Ponds, as well as researched the feasibility of using Pond water to irrigate the adjacent golf course. Samples of the water from both…

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Continue reading Fostering Community Through Alumni Outreach: Design and Development of an Electronic Alumni Survey for the Latino Education Institute

Fostering Community Through Alumni Outreach: Design and Development of an Electronic Alumni Survey for the Latino Education Institute

Project Description While the Latino Education Institute (LEI) provide exceptional services to their students, the organization is relatively small and is currently investing in more insight in their programs via usage of a new internal database and solidifying communication from their alumni network. Our team has developed a system consisting of an alumni survey with…

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Continue reading Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester: Community Health Dashboard

Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester: Community Health Dashboard

For our Interactive Qualifying Project, our team worked with the Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester to develop an online dashboard that displays public health data in a user-friendly and engaging way. Project Sponsor: Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester The Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester is a local nonprofit focused on developing and…

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Continue reading Worcester DPW&P: Litter Tracking Method

Worcester DPW&P: Litter Tracking Method

Welcome to our project page! We are a group of students from WPI who worked with the Worcester Department of Public Works (DPW) sponsored by Jacquelyn Burmeister, the senior environmental analyst. Student Researchers: Kimberly Frary, Environmental engineering Justin Schoepke, Aerospace engineering Camren Smith, Biomedical engineering Thomas Sterrett, Mechanical engineering Our Project Goal and Objectives:  The…

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Continue reading Worcester Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS): Marketing Campaign for Stigma Free Worcester

Worcester Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS): Marketing Campaign for Stigma Free Worcester

Project Sponsor The Worcester Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is a branch of the Worcester city government that is responsible for coordinating and managing a variety of services and programs related to Public Health, Veterans’ Services, Human Rights and Disabilities, Elder Affairs and Youth Services. The HHS assists these areas by maximizing access…

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Continue reading Worcester Department of Health and Human Services: Mobile Application for Substance Use Resources

Worcester Department of Health and Human Services: Mobile Application for Substance Use Resources

Welcome to our project’s page! During our interactive qualifying project, we worked with the City of Worcester Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to increase accessibility and awareness of substance use, homelessness, and related resources in Worcester. We did this through the creation of an Android mobile application that serves as a directory for…

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Continue reading Worcester Division Of Public Health: Accentuating Accessible Recreation in the Greater Worcester Community

Worcester Division Of Public Health: Accentuating Accessible Recreation in the Greater Worcester Community

The project goal was to develop a set of promotional tools that can be used to help the Worcester Division of Public Health (WDPH) fulfill the Community Health Improvement Plan objective to increase community member engagement in physical activity. To accomplish this goal, we created S.T.A.R.S. criteria – Safety, Transportation, Access, Recreation, and Social Value…

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Continue reading Worcester Regional Research Bureau: Creating a Tool to Consistently Measure Worcester Resident Perception

Worcester Regional Research Bureau: Creating a Tool to Consistently Measure Worcester Resident Perception

Student Researchers The project team included four juniors from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The team completed this project in requirement for their Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP). Pictured from left to right, the team includes Farraj Aldossary (Chemical Engineering major), Khalid Alsobhi (Chemical Engineering major), Timothy Tetreault (Mechanical Engineering major), and Tyler Rauch (Mechanical/ Fire Protection Engineering…

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Continue reading The Elm Park Conservancy

The Elm Park Conservancy

Welcome to our page! For our Interactive Qualifying Project(IQP) we worked with the Park Spirit of Worcester in order to develop a sustainable framework that established a funding mechanism, management team, and volunteer engagement plan through the development of the Elm Park Conservancy. Project Description For our Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), we worked closely with the Park Spirit…

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