Faculty Advisor

Elgert, Laureen

Faculty Advisor

Pollice, Gary F.


The goal of this project was to promote quality management in the laboratory setting by supporting clinical laboratories in Cuenca. To achieve this goal, we satisfied four objectives: (1) establish professional relationships, (2) understand current laboratory means of operation and the state of quality management systems, (3) inform laboratories on the importance of quality and provide immediate recommendations for potential quality management improvement, and (4) evaluate project outcomes and assess opportunities for future developments. Through this project, participating laboratory representatives became more motivated and prepared to integrate forms of quality management systems into their existing workflow.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Department

Computer Science