The Salisbury Prize

“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.” 

If you have an advisee who you feel is a truly outstanding senior, it would be appropriate to submit a nomination to your department head or program director for consideration as a candidate in your field. The following describes the selection process for the Salisbury Prize: 

  1. Residency Requirement: Candidates must have been enrolled at WPI for at least two years or eight seven-week terms.  Participation in approved exchange programs will be considered attendance at WPI.
  2. Selection Procedure: 
    • Each advisor should take the responsibility of selecting from among his/her advisees any seniors who appear to be eligible for consideration. The Salisbury Prize requires that students must have received an A grade for the Humanities and Arts Seminar or Practicum, IQP, and MQP (if completed).  The names of these students, together with supporting information, should be brought to the attention of the appropriate department or program. The awards are open to members of the Class of 2014 regardless of their graduation date. 
    • The members of the teaching staffs of the various degree programs shall normally select one nominee in their respective area. In special circumstances, more than one nominee may be appropriate. A department or program need not submit a nomination if it feels none is warranted. 
    •  Nominations are to be submitted by the appropriate department head or program director and should include a brief supporting statement summarizing the qualifications of the nominee. The nomination application will be accepted online no later than Monday, April 14, 2014.
    •  The recipients will be selected by the following committee: Arthur Heinricher, Dean of Undergraduate Studies; Kristin Wobbe, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies; and Dean Emeritus William Grogan. The committee shall select approximately 15 nominees as the most deserving recipients of the prizes. The awards will be presented at the Undergraduate Student Awards Luncheon.  

Salisbury Prize 2014 Winners

  • Nyansafo Aye-Addo - Aerospace Engineering

  • Paul R. Bender - Civil Engineering

  • Daniel Boudreau - Humanities & Arts

  • Elisabeth Boulanger - Biomedical Engineering

  • Damien J. Cabral - Biochemistry & Biomedical Engineering

  • Katelyn Cabral - Biomedical Engineering

  • Thanacha Choopojcharaen - Robotics Engineering

  • Scott Paul Cornman - Computer Science & Robotics Engineering

  • Xinxin Ding - Biology & Biotechnology and Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

  • Anh Do - Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Ran Li - Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Weifan Liu - Mathematical Sciences

  • Nicholas J. Noons - Environmental Engineering

  • Timothy O'Neil - Biomedical Engineering

  • Jose L. Ortiz Rosero - Industrial Engineering

  • Kristin Poti - Biology & Biotechnology and Humanities & Arts

  • John W. Swalec - Chemical Engineering

  • Andrew P. Wolff - Interactive Media & Game Development and Robotics Engineering

**Please note other 2014 Winner included, but not pictured:

  • Ryan B. Weitz - Civil Engineering
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