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Recipient Name Title Awarded By Type Department(s) Details
2017 Connor Tower Crimson and Gray Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2017 Tim Petri Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2017 Mehrdad Givehchi Robert H. Goddard Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement WPI Alumni Association Alumni

Read the citation: 2017 Robert H. Goddard Alumni Award, Mehrdad Givehchi

2017 Marcel Gietzmann-Sanders Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Award Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences

Outstanding Major Qualifying Project

2017 Naveen Pothayath Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards Honorable Mention Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Data Science
2017 Diego Vargas Blanco Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards Honorable Mention Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Biology & Biotechnology
2017 Andrea Bayas, Maura Buckley, Cierra Ford, Javier Lawes President's IQP Awards Finalist Undergraduate

"A Citizen Science Platform for Long-Term Monitoring of Microplastic Pollution in Port Phillip Bay"

Advisors: Stephen McCauley and William Michalson

2017 Maeghan Desmarais, Kayla Krom, Patrick Macaulay, Lara Padir, Charlotte White Great Problems Seminar (GPS) Poster Presentation Winners People’s Choice Award Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate

The Protection Page Plan

2017 Eva Childers CARE (Courageous, Aware, Responsible, Exceptional) Award Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2017 Griffin Bishop Peer Learning Assistant of the Year Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Peer Tutor, Academic Resources Center

2017 Arthur Heinricher Advisor of the Year Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Phi Kappa Theta

2017 Gareth Solbeck Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Interactive Media & Game Development
2017 Joseph Kilar Robert H. Goddard Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement WPI Alumni Association Alumni

Read the citation: 2017 Robert H. Goddard Alumni Award, Joseph Kilar

2017 Lucy Garvey Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Award Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering

Outstanding Major Qualifying Project

2017 Suhas Kiran Lakkundi Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards Second Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Fire Protection Engineering
2017 Tyler Reese Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards First Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Mathematical Sciences
2017 Xiaokong Yu Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards First Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Civil & Environmental Engineering
2017 William Bennett, Emily Chretien, Sophia Gomarlo, Peter Hurley President's IQP Awards Winner Undergraduate

"A Recommended Recycling Processing System for the Informal Waste Collectors of Oshakati, Namibia"

Advisors: Robert Kinicki and Sarah Wodin-Schwartz

2017 Avery Ingegneri, Hannah Mikkila, Stephanie Salerno, Markus Zimmerman Great Problems Seminar (GPS) Poster Presentation Winners People’s Choice Award Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate

Screw Fossil Fuels

2017 Alicia Kimberly Aquino National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships Winner National Science Foundation Undergraduate

For Chemical Engineering at WPI

2017 Megan Belval Crimson and Gray Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2017 Carolyn Detora Peer Learning Assistant of the Year Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Peer Learning Assistant, Great Problems Seminar

2017 Unity in Diversity Fashion Show Diversity Program of the Year Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Black Student Union

2017 Alex Markoski Two Towers Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2017 Zilu Tian Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2017 Naveen Selvadurai Ichabod Washburn Young Alumni Award for Professional Achievement WPI Alumni Association Alumni

Read the citation: 2017 Ichabod Washburn Young Alumni Award, Naveen Selvadurai

2017 Lubna Hassan Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Award Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering

Outstanding Major Qualifying Project

2017 Akshata Kamat Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards Third Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Foisie Business School
2017 Weijie Pang Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards Second Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Mathematical Sciences
2017 Benjamin Cooper Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards First Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Mechanical Engineering
2017 Alexander Alvarez, Julia Dunn, Katharine Dunphy, Alexander Lemmon President's IQP Awards Winner Undergraduate

"Improving Eye Care Delivery Through Data Sharing Technology"

Advisors: Michael Aghajanian and Diran Apelian

2017 Jonathan Thomas Vardner National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships Winner National Science Foundation Undergraduate

For Chemical Engineering at Columbia University

2017 Ama Biney Crimson and Gray Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2017 Charles Lovering Peer Learning Assistant of the Year Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Student Assistant, Computer Science Department

2017 Society of Women Engineers Organization of the Year Worcester Polytechnic Institute Student Group
2017 Casey Broslawski Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
2017 Yuchen Wang Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Physics
2017 Zhiqiang Tan Robert H. Goddard Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement WPI Alumni Association Alumni

Read the citation: 2017 Robert H. Goddard Alumni Award, Zhiqiang Tan

2017 Kyla Nichols Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Award Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering

Outstanding Major Qualifying Project

2017 Mitchell Muller Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards Honorable Mention Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Robotics Engineering
2017 Seth Adjer Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards Honorable Mention Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Computer Science
2017 Mark Lawrence Strauss Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards Second Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Materials Science & Engineering
2017 Nick Bograd, Brett Carbonneau, Alexander Krasa, Benjamin Preston President's IQP Awards Finalist Undergraduate

"Northborough Composting: A Peri-Urban Land Conflict"

Advisors: Corey Denenberg Dehner and Derren Rosbach

2017 Huilin Yang National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships Honorable Mention National Science Foundation Undergraduate

For Chemical Engineering at WPI

2017 Shanel Chisholm Crimson and Gray Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2017 Alexander Taglieri Peer Learning Assistant of the Year Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Peer Learning Assistant, Robotics Engineering

2017 Haunted Higgins House Program of the Year Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Student Alumni Society

2017 Caitlin Sara Burner Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering
2017 Jessica Wedell Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
2017 Myles Walton Ichabod Washburn Young Alumni Award for Professional Achievement WPI Alumni Association Alumni

Read the citation: 2017 Ichabod Washburn Young Alumni Award, Myles Walton

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