Continue reading Worcester Community Connections Coalition: Community Resource Guide

Worcester Community Connections Coalition: Community Resource Guide

In C-term of 2021, a group of students collaborated with the Worcester Community Connections Coalition (WCCC) to digitize a popular resource directory called “the Blue Book”. Afterwards, a prototype website was created for the organization. Our project is a continuation of the previous project. For E-term of 2021, our team will collaborate with the WCCC…

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Continue reading Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC): Identifying a Work Plan for Creating a Database and Online Platform for Youth Job Opportunities in Worcester

Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC): Identifying a Work Plan for Creating a Database and Online Platform for Youth Job Opportunities in Worcester

Project Sponsor: Worcester Community Action Council The WCAC serves more than 75,000 people in Worcester and 45 surrounding communities. They offer a variety of safety-net and economic self-sufficiency programs such as fuel assistance and energy services, Early Head Start and Head Start, pregnant and parenting teen services, work readiness, financial capability, emergency food assistance, and…

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African Community Education: Enhancing Alumni Engagement

About the Project: The sponsor of this project was the African Community Education (ACE) organization. The goal of our project was to research best practices in the area to improve alumni engagement of students and families who leave ACE and to create a database for those alumni to help them stay connected. The database will provide…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester: Creating a Data Collection Tool

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester: Creating a Data Collection Tool

Abstract Our team worked with Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater to construct a data collection tool. Prior to the creation of this tool, Habitat MW/GW had trouble communicating with its partnered families. This tool will enable the Habitat MW/GW to improve its relationship with families and convey the effectiveness of their organization to funders. Through research,…

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Continue reading Seven Hills Foundation: Developing an Information System for Assistive Technology Applications

Seven Hills Foundation: Developing an Information System for Assistive Technology Applications

Project Summary Many times each month the Seven Hills Foundation Assistive Technology (AT) program office is contacted to offer advice on what apps might be appropriate for use with the individuals they serve. Most of the staff are hesitant and lack confidence to research the apps for themselves via the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.…

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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 Seven Hills Foundation: Hosting an Assistive Technology Expo

Seven Hills Foundation: Hosting an Assistive Technology Expo

Welcome to the Seven Hills Assistive Technology Expo Page!Our Interactive Qualifying Project was to assist Seven Hills Foundation stay updated with the latest innovations in Assistive Technology. We decided to host an Expo to see if this was a good way to solve the problem, which ended up being true. To give Seven Hills our preparation steps…

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Wachusett Earthday: Inventory Management

Welcome to our page! During our interactive qualifying project we worked in collaboration with Wachusett Earthday Inc. to provide them with a recommendation to improve their inventory management. Specifically, we developed a plan that depicts how Wachusett Earthday could incorporate a recommended inventory management system into their day-by-day operations. Project Sponsor: Wachusett Earthday Inc. Wachusett…

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Continue reading Seven Hills Foundation: Increasing the Accessibility of Assistive Technology

Seven Hills Foundation: Increasing the Accessibility of Assistive Technology

Student Researchers Jane Bingel, Management EngineeringAbigail Cornwell, BiochemistryMichael DiMilia, Aerospace EngineeringNathan Meersman, Environmental EngineeringNam Tran Ngoc, Robotics Engineering Project Sponsor: The Seven Hills Foundation Our sponsor for this project was the Seven Hills Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps individuals with developmental disabilities. Their programs emphasize the importance of career development skills in order to…

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Continue reading Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission: Indicators Project

Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission: Indicators Project

The Indicators Project Progress begins with a goal. The goal can be grand (eliminate extreme poverty in the world); the goal can be subtle (increase school attendance rates). Small and large, the changes made around the world are driven by the goals and visions set by empowered communities. Both qualitative and quantitative data is used…

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