Faculty Advisor

Phillies, George D.


I worked with Committee for Academic Policy (CAP) to study the process by which students find on-campus Interactive Qualifying Projects (IQP) and the difficulties associated with finding them. The faculty had passed a motion directing the Committee for Academic Policy to study on-campus projects. This research was to cover if there was more of a need to promote on-campus IQP's. We wanted to determine how each student or group found their project, how much time they spent searching, how they found an advisor, and how they reached the decision to work individually or in a group. Students find their projects in many places and different ways, from talking to peers and professors, or through the website. Students are able to find a project without the help of an on-campus project fair, though students would like an on campus fair comparable to the Global fair.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department