ASM International
Central Massachusetts Chapter

Chapter Award

WPI MQP Competetion
Undergraduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute must complete a Major Qualifying Project (MQP), under the guidance of academic advisors, in order to obtain their degrees.   Ideally, the project synthesizes all previous study in order to solve problems and perform tasks in the chosen major field, with students striving to communicate results confidently and effectively.

The Central Massachusetts Chapter of ASM International sponsors and presents an award for a competition to select the best MQP presentation in the Mechanical Engineering department, with special emphasis on Materials research. Three chosen finalist teams give brief presentations of the highlights of their accomplishments before the winner was announced. 

2013 MQP Competition Finalist:

“Intelligent Preprocessing of Electronic Waste During Recycling; a Source for Critical Materials”
Patrick Ford and Amy Loomis
“Economic Feasibility of a Novel Alkaline Battery Recycling Process”
Ricardo Bonhomme, Paul Gasper, Joshua Hines and Jean Paul Miralda
“Evaluation of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bench Scale Specimen Sizes and Prediction of Full Scale Flame Spread Testing for Building Applications”
Christian Acosta, Shawn Mahoney, Nicholas Nava and William Wright



Congratulations to our 2013 WPI MQP Competetion Winners Patrick Ford and Amy Loomis!

Intelligent Preprocessing of Electronic Waste During Recycling; a Source for Critical Materials - Patrick Ford and Amy Loomis.

Current and Past WPI MQP Competetion Winners

2013   Patrick Ford and Amy Loomis
2012   Forest Dwyer, Adrian Shaw and Richard Tombarelli
2011   Erik Khzouz
2010   Nathaniel Jannetti and Braford Lynch
2009   Amanda Young and Lester Li
2008   Brendan Malloy 
2007   Meghan Pajonas and Joe Hernandez