Faculty Advisor

Orr, John A.

Faculty Advisor

Rosenstock, Joshua

Project Center

Washington, DC


This project focuses on improving workflow at the National Science Foundation. The process used to review submitted proposals currently has multiple opportunities for enhancement. Through the methods of interviewing and observation we identified tasks in the process that could be more easily done. We worked to automate these tasks through the use of Microsoft software, specifically Microsoft SharePoint and InfoPath 2007. These products allowed us to make improvements in the review process, specifically the part that deals with the set up of panels. We were able to automate certain tasks and centralize most essential data in one repository. At the end of this project we presented the National Science Foundation with a working system that made the management of panels easier.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts