Hanlan, James P.
Ljungquist, Kent P.
This IQP examined the relationship between WPI, its alumni, and the industrial development of the city of Worcester. Through local sources and first-hand interviews, the history of a handful of companies that were heavily influenced by WPI graduates was examined. The development of Coghlin Electric, Riley Stoker, Heald Machine, Rockwood Sprinkler, Jamesbury, and others illustrate the strong and lasting relationship between the school and the city’s industry. WPI significantly aided in the development of a uniquely diverse industrial city in central Massachusetts.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
All authors have granted to WPI a nonexclusive royalty-free license to distribute copies of the work, subject to other agreements. Copyright is held by the author or authors, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.
Humanities and Arts