Faculty Advisor

Kasouf, Chickery J.

Abstract

This IQP seeks to improve the efficiency of WPI's asset management. WPI is in a position where much of its inventory could be donated to the community, but the inventory instead is stored, unused, until it is given to waste disposal contractors. In order to address this problem, we created an online interface for a database designed to store details on surplus inventory. The website interface itself is a simple series of CGI-generated HTML documents. The data displayed is determined by a MySQL backend. Clarence Plant, WPI's Property Manager, is the intended audience to fill the database, while members of the WPI community and associated nonprofit organizations will benefit from the public view of the database. The website will help the community, eliminate waste, and save money.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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