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 gave brief presentations of the highlights of their accomplishments before the winner was announced. 

2017 MQP Competition Finalist:

"Design of a Small Scale Furnace for Fire Resistance Testing of Building Construction Materials
Joseph Igoe,Xander Ing, Kevin Lynch, Dylan Martel, Lynn Renner, Tara Sharp, Austin Smith, Steve Thulin
Crack Detection Using Wavelets
Theofilos Gatsos
"Fabrication and Properties of Novel Polymer-Metal Composites Using 3-D Printing
Daniel Braconnier, Kristin Markuson, Mila Maynard






Congratulations to our 2017 WPI MQP Competetion Winners Daniel Braconnier, Kristin Markuson and Mila Maynard !

Central Massachusetts Chapter Treasurer Frank Blanchard (right) congratulates our 2017 MQP winners for "Fabrication and Properties of Novel Polymer-Metal Composites Using 3-D Printing" - Daniel Braconnier, Kristin Markuson and Mila Maynard.

Current and Past WPI MQP Competetion Winners

2017   Daniel Braconnier, Kristin Markuson and Mila Maynard
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