Brothers honored by WPI President
Worcester Poly - Gamma Sigma
9 February by Logan Mies
WPI encourages a project oriented curriculum that promotes working as teams to solve real world problems. A general degree requirement for anyone to graduate from WPI is the Interactive Qualifying Project. WPI states that this “interdisciplinary requirement involves applying research that connects science or technology with social issues and human needs.” Many students take this opportunity to go abroad and work on problems at project centers located all over the world. From hundreds of projects that are completed annually, only a select few are considered for the WPI President’s IQP Award. Two senior Gamma Sigma brothers worked on different projects and both received honors in being one of 4 final teams that presented for the award. Brother Brien Hard completed a project in Namibia, Africa entitled “Lighting the Way to Fire Safety: Reducing Fire Risk in Namibia’s Informal Sector Housing” and received 2nd place in the competition. Brother Luis Diego Paredes completed a project in Mandi, India entitled “Assessing Gharats of the Kamand Valley-IQP India” and was a finalist in the competition. Congratulations on your academic success!