Major Qualifying Projects (MQPs)

Senior Capstone Projects
The Major Qualifying Project (MQP) is a high-level design or research project in undergraduate student’s major field. Through the MQP every WPI student has the chance to experience the kind of real-world problem solving that will soon characterize their professional careers. With an MQP on their resume, WPI students have a leg up on the competition when it comes to launching careers or gaining admission to the best graduate schools. The MQP involves problems typical of those found in the student’s professional discipline and often addresses economical, ethical, and safety issues. These qualifying projects are far from trivial; each requires a substantial part of an academic year. Frequently, projects are sponsored by outside agencies to which students must present their oral and written reports.



  • Devon Locke
  • Nicholas Cebry
  • Michelle Gagnon

Personal Assistant Robot

  • Cameron Canale
  • Lucine Bahtiarian
  • Farhat Kohistani
  • Loan Chau
  • Vanderlei Cunha
  • Kristina Walker
  • Helei Duan


  • Thomas Watson
  • Brendan McLeod
  • Timothy Murcko
  • Mitchell Wills
  • Brian Eccles

CPS Wheelchair

  • Rashida Nayeem
  • Tenell Rhodes
  • Daniel Fox
  • Tanishq Bhalla
  • Marisa Warner


  • Peter Chambers
  • Nolan Manor
  • Rohit Bansal
  • Ned Shelton


  • Nicholas Otero
  • Donald Bourque
  • Thomas Desilva


Mobile Robot for Laser Welding

  • Brad Mello
  • Sarah Sawatzki
  • Rick Baruffi
  • Taylor McNally

Personal Assistant Robot

  • Jeffrey Orszulak
  • Kevin Burns
  • Julien Van Wembeke-Long
  • Olivia Hugal
  • Nikhil Godani

Aerial Surveillance Robot

  • Andrew Gallagher
  • Arman Uygur
  • Steven Guayaquil
  • Arianna Niro
  • Antonio Puzzi
  • Walter McIntyre

Robot Hand Prosthesis

  • Sean Casley
  • Deniz Ozgoren
  • Adam Jardim
  • Thanacha Choopojcharoen