Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Worth announce the engagement of their son, James Robert, to Melissa Danielle Piper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Piper of East Aurora, NY.

James graduated from the University of Massachusetts, and works as an engineer at Rapid Sheet Metal in Nashua, N.H.

Ms. Piper, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, is an architectural designer in Boston.

Jim and (better known for her nickname) Lily met three years ago through mutual friends, purchased a home together in Pepperell and are planning for a wedding in the fall of next year.