Denise Nicoletti Trustees' Award for Service to Community

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Prof. Denise Anne Wawrzynski Nicoletti was born in Yakima, Washington. As a DJ for a college radio station, she developed an interest in sound that led her into an electrical engineering program at George Washington University. She received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Denise Nicoletti joined WPI in 1991 as the first tenure-track female faculty member in the history of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and a recognized authority on ultrasonics, nondestructive testing, scaling and fractal properties, the assessment of student learning, and the promotion of science and engineering to under-represented groups. In 1997, Denise, together with Prof. Chrysanthe Demetry of the ME Department, created Camp Reach at WPI, a widely-acclaimed summer program which introduces seventh grade girls to the excitement of engineering and science. In 1998, she created WECE (Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering) organization to support and inspire WPI's female ECE students.

This award honors the memory of Denise Nicoletti, whose passion for life and humanity touched many lives, and is intended to keep her spirit of service alive in the WPI community.

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Year Recipient Type Department(s) Details
2019 Linda Looft Faculty Government & Community Relations

Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Recognized at Honors Convocation

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2018 Arthur C. Heinricher Faculty Undergraduate Studies, Mathematical Sciences

2018 Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Presented at Honors Convocation

2017 Adrienne Hall-Phillips Faculty Foisie Business School

2017 Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Presented at Honors Convocation

2016 Brian Savilonis Faculty Mechanical Engineering

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Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Presented at Honors Convocation
2015 Suzanne Weekes Faculty Mathematical Sciences

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Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Presented at Honors Convocation
2014 Chrysanthe Demetry Faculty Mechanical Engineering

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2014 Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Presented at Honors Convocation
2013 Janet Begin Richardson Faculty Dean of Students

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2013 Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Presented at Honors Convocation
2012 Christine Drew Faculty Library Services

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2012 Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Presented at Honors Convocation
2011 Robert Krueger Faculty Interdisciplinary & Global Studies

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2011 Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Presented at Honors Convocation
2010 Kenneth Stafford Faculty Robotics Engineering

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2010 Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Advising, and Community Service Presented at Honors Convocation
2008 Christopher Bartley Faculty Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics

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2007 Elizabeth Tomaszewski Faculty Facilities Office

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2006 Allen H. Hoffman Faculty Mechanical Engineering

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2005 Holly K. Ault Faculty Mechanical Engineering

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2004 William A. Baller Faculty Humanities & Arts

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2003 James P. O'Rourke Faculty Electrical & Computer Engineering

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