Outstanding Students awarded Salisbury Prize and Kranich Prize

Three EVE Students recognized by Provost's Office at WPI for excellence

The Office of the Provost at WPI sponsors multiple Undergraduate Student Awards every year which are awarded to undergraduates who have demonstrated outstanding academic commitment and excellence. The Salisbury Prizes are to be awarded to highly meritorious members of the graduating class of Worcester Polytechnic Institute who have faithfully, industriously, and with distinguished attainment completed all requirements for the Bachelor degree. The Kranich Prize recognizes a science, engineering, or management major who best integrates the humanities and arts into their undergraduate experience. This year, three Environmental Engineering seniors were honored by the Provosts office: Patrick Ford (Salisbury Award), Cassandra Stacy (Kranich Award) and Jacquelyn Tupper (Kranich Award).

Patrick Ford was a recipient of the Charles O. Thompson award in his freshman year, and was named the most outstanding member of the class of 2013. He built a solid waste collection center for his IQP, which was completed in Namibia, and was the recipient of a Crimson and Gray award in his junior year. Pat's MQP was completed in France and the US and involved the study of critical materials in cell phones, and intelligent preprocessing of electronic waste to recover those materials. He and his partner won the sustainability competition for their MQP, as well as an ASM International award at the chapter meeting in Worcester. Next year, Pat will be working for Woodard & Curran as an Engineer in their Providence, RI office.

Cassandra Stacy (Kranich Prize 2013) has been very involved in the music division at WPI, performing in multiple ensembles and completing her Humanities and Arts practicum and Music minor in performance. In addition to being principal French horn, she was President of the Symphonic Association for most of her undergraduate career. In this role she has helped plan many events and concerts, and also helped found the Symphonic Alumni Association.  Cassandra will be graduating in May with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering, working as an intern at New England Hydropower Company this summer, and returning to WPI for her Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering in the fall.

Jacquelyn Tupper (Kranich Prize 2013) has been very involved in the arts both at WPI and in the broader community. Prior to coming to WPI, Jackie was a counselor and tour guide for the Massachusetts Audubon Society for several years. At WPI, she explored the humanities and arts in history, literature and writing, and became involved as a copy editor and staff writer for The Towers. From December 2011 – January 2013, she was editor in chief of the paper, a major undertaking for a student. This May, Jackie will graduate with her B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering.

May 2, 2013

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