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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)
1995 David J. Lamb Winner Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
1995 Derek N. Adams Winner Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
1995 Eric Pearson Winner Undergraduate Humanities & Arts
1995 Erik S. Alldredge Winner Undergraduate Physics
1995 Jay S. Rine Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
1995 Jennifer G. Stander Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1995 Keith T. Jones Winner Undergraduate
1995 Kevin M. Shea Winner Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
1995 Lori A. Jensen Winner Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
1995 Maria A. Valencia Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
1995 Matthew W. Heath Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1994 Aaron E. Gower Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1994 Carla D. Richardson Winner Undergraduate Physics
1994 Daniel M. Gaines Winner Undergraduate Computer Science
1994 Dena N. Niedzwiecki Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
1994 Derek W. Sykes Winner Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
1994 Karen M. Daly Winner Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering
1994 Kevin P. Worden Winner Undergraduate Humanities & Arts
1994 Kirk F. Menanson Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
1994 Mark R. Fuzzetti Winner Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
1994 Matthew W. Martin Winner Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
1994 Philip M. Muller Winner Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
1994 Sando Becz, Jr. Winner Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering
1994 Stefan Randholm Winner Undergraduate
1994 Susan E. Daly Winner Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering
1994 Trevor J. Lewis Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering

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