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Salisbury Prize

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The Salisbury Prizes are awarded to highly meritorious members of the WPI graduating class who have faithfully, industriously, and with distinguished attainment completed all requirements for the Bachelor degree.

Advisors submit nominations to their department head or program director for candidate consideration. The following describes the criteria and selection process:

  • 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.

  • Selection Procedure:

    • The faculty in each department or program should take the responsibility of selecting from among its majors 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, Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), and Major Qualifying Project (MQP)-if completed.  The award is open to members of the current graduating Class, regardless of their graduation date.  

    • The members of the faculty of the various degree programs shall normally select one nominee for their respective program. 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 committee shall select approximately 15 nominees as the most deserving recipients of the prizes.

The selection committee includes the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, plus additional faculty representatives. 

Browse Salisbury Prize awardees

Year Recipient Award level Type Department(s)
1999 Jeffrey T. Webster Winner Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
1999 Jessica T. Sands Winner Undergraduate Humanities & Arts
1999 John M. Markow Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1999 Laura Jean Cooper Winner Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
1999 Man Ching Cheung Winner Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
1999 Michael Pockoski Winner Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering
1999 Pavel Murnikov Winner Undergraduate Computer Science
1998 Alicia Portrie Winner Undergraduate
1998 Bradd E. Libby Winner Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
1998 Chi-Man Lock Winner Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
1998 Edward M. Gaboriault Jr. Winner Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
1998 Emma Palmacci Winner Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
1998 Eric F. Pauly Winner Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering
1998 Eric J. Perkins Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology, Humanities & Arts
1998 Gregory Snow Winner Undergraduate Physics
1998 Jonathan M. Reynolds Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1998 Matthew S. Freimuth Winner Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
1998 Michael F. Willock Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
1998 Richard Cheng Winner Undergraduate Computer Science
1998 Saif Anwaruddin Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
1998 Sashe Kanapathi Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1997 Christine M. Manganis Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1997 Corey N. Maynard Winner Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
1997 Cynthia C. Young Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
1997 David Eron Flory Winner Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
1997 Gregory T. Krueger Winner Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
1997 Heather M. St. Martin Winner Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
1997 Jennifer E. Yambert Winner Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering
1997 Jeremy P. Olszewski Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
1997 Jesus M. Beltran Winner Undergraduate International & Global Studies, Mechanical Engineering
1997 Joyelle K. Howk Winner Undergraduate
1997 Konstantin Grebelsky Winner Undergraduate Computer Science
1997 Nicholas G. Bulat Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1997 Robert W. Shivitz Winner Undergraduate Physics
1997 Seychelle A. Ricard Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
1996 Carlos A. Zapata Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1996 Deborah J. Fraser Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1996 Douglast P. Wilson Winner Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
1996 Elena Florintsev Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
1996 James P. Naughton Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
1996 John D. Corbeil Winner Undergraduate Physics, Social Science & Policy Studies
1996 Karl F. Dicker Winner Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering
1996 Keith A. Barrett Winner Undergraduate Computer Science
1996 Robert A. Borrelli Winner Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
1996 Shaun P. Heaney Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
1996 Shawn P. Brennan Winner Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
1996 Teri L. Brehio Winner Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
1996 Tung L. Ng Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1995 Benjamin N. Lipchak Winner Undergraduate Computer Science
1995 David J. Custodio Winner Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering

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