Student Achievements, April 9, 2022

* Holding their Aircraft Electronics Association certificates at the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Lumley Aviation Center, 15 of the 18 students were recently certified in wiring inspection. Front row, from left, are Peter X. Kilkenny, Staten Island, NY; Dennis M. O’Donnell, Williamsport; Tyler J. Chojnicki, Buffalo, NY; Ken P. McGullam, Schwenksville; Aaron D. McGarvey, Coatesville; and Eric B. Mendicino, Windsor. Back row, from left, are Kyler D. Gabel, Danville; Sebastian E. Smith, Wellsboro; Roger D. Bohner Jr., Montoursville; Corey R. Chucci, Williamsport; Tyler A. Sunday, Mechanicsburg; Mark A. Coppola, Bellefonte; Kevin Pradel, Belleville, NJ; Corey S. O’Laughlin, Bethlehem; and Sean McGovern, Middletown. Absent were David W. Coder, Center Hall; Jason T. Cofrancesco, Branford, Conn. ; and Brandon Pieszala, Larksville.

* St. Mary’s School, Milford, recently collected health care items for a service project to benefit the Brian O’Connell Project for the Homeless and it was a great success. The students have assembled more than 120 personal care bags known as “Brian’s Bags” for the homeless, and will also be donating many more supplies to the organization to make more. “Thank you to all the families at the school who donated and a special thank you to Elizabeth Kron and Sofia Savoia who brought the idea to St. Mary’s School and organized the entire effort,” wrote said school officials. Visit to learn more about this initiative.

* Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s undergraduate project teams were recently honored as finalists for the President’s Qualifying Interactive Project Awards. Sophia Cheng, from Cheshire, Class of 2022, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, was a member of a team that carried out a project called ‘Mobile Farm Support: A Vehicle for Education’. Hundreds of interactive qualifying projects are completed each year by WPI students as part of their graduation requirements. A fraction of these are then submitted to be considered for a President’s IQP award. Five student teams made their final presentation on January 28 in front of a judging panel to determine the winners of the 2021 awards. Presented annually, the IQP President’s Awards are given to student teams whose IQP work is deemed exceptional in its emphasis on science, technology and society.

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