Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Faculty Advisor

Orr, John A.

Project Center

Washington, DC


The purpose of this project was to determine ways to raise awareness of opportunities available to WPI in the Washington, D.C. area. The team's focus was to locate federal funding opportunities for WPI's faculty, and to create relationships with foreign embassies where WPI currently has project centers. A database was created, detailing opportunities in D.C. to facilitate the identification of funding for WPI faculty. Recommendations were created to outline greatest potential mutual benefits between WPI and agencies. Visits occurred with officials at the South African and Thailand embassies. The team created and presented pamphlets outlining student projects completed in these countries. The embassy visits could lead to future collaboration between WPI and these nations.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering