WORCESTER -- The following local residents were among students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute who recently completed intense, hands-on research projects.

Carlisle Ferguson of Harvard, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in biomedical engineering, was a member of a student team that completed a project through the WPI project center in Zurich. The project was titled Improving Medical Research Data Management at UniversitatsSpital Zurich. In their project summary the students wrote, "To improve data management at the hospital, the team evaluated current practices in place, identified issues impeding effective organization, and developed solutions."

Leah Mitchell of Groton, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in mathematical sciences, was a member of a student team that completed a project through the WPI project center in Warstein, Germany. The project was titled Assessing Refugee Integration in Warstein, Germany. In their project summary the students wrote, "Our report sought to assess the success that Warstein, a small German town, has had in integrating refugees."

At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to addresses an important societal need or issue.


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