"Interactive Qualifying Project." A major graduation requirement of Worcester Polytechnic
According to the fairy tale description, it engages students
in a meaningful experience that encourages them to use their technical background
to solve a societal problem.
In reality, it usually takes the form of pointless drudgery or slave
A complete waste of time, academic resources, and in some
One's career at WPI can be divided
into three time periods: The ignorant bliss that comes before
the IQP, the void of darkness and misery that takes
place during the project, and the indescribable
happiness that one experiences upon its completion.