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. 

2016 MQP Competition Finalist:

"Friction Stir Welding of Dissimilar Materials
Matthew Ryder, Christopher Sample, Jinghan Wu
Dissimilar Metal Casting
Rachel Harrison, Scott Olson, Alino Te
"Fire Behaviour of a Fiber Reinforced Polymer Load Bearing Wall
Paul Esteve, Alexander Klose, Thomas Washburn






Congratulations to our 2016 WPI MQP Competetion Winners Matthew Ryder, Christopher Sample, Jinghan Wu !

Central Massachusetts Chapter Chirman Scott Prenovitz congratulates our 2016 MQP winners for "Friction Stir Welding of Dissimilar Materials" - Matthew Ryder, Christopher Sample, Jinghan Wu.

Current and Past WPI MQP Competetion Winners

2016   Matthew Ryder, Christopher Sample, Jinghan Wu
2015   Omri Flaisher, Chad Hucey, Nathan Martel
2014   Jennifer Baker, Rebecca Draper, Katie Monighetti
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