Award Recipients

Year Recipient Name Title Awarded by Type Department Details
2021 Robbie Oleynick advisor: Laura Eckelman Class of 1879 Prize for Outstanding Projects in the Humanities Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate

"Scoring A Silent Sky"

2021 Lauren A. Kaija Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Environmental Engineering
2021 Kamryn P. Spinelli Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
2021 Minh Anh Kieu (BME), Noah C. Brennick (PW), Sophia H. Cheng (ME/RBE), Darius Luo (AE) President's IQP Awards Finalist Undergraduate

Mobile Farm Stand:  A Vehicle for Education

Advisor: Derren Rosbach

2021 Peter VanNostrand Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards Second Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Data Science
2021 Ryan Candy Crimson and Gray Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Sophie Balkind, Matthew Barrett, Matthew Karns, Brendan Marion, Mark Payne, David Robie, Adam Sochacki, Krystina Waters Provost's MQP Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering

Design, Analysis, and Test of a High-Powered Model Rocket-1

2021 Jonathan Coelho, Sadie Dominguez, Alexandria Nogueras, Megan Seely

Evaluating Chatbot User Experience

2021 Megan Mancuso Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Biomedical Engineering

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation

2021 Kalina Bonofiglio advisor: Joe Aguilar Class of 1879 Prize for Outstanding Projects in the Humanities Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate

"Blue Sky Society"

2021 Nicholas J. Krichevsky Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2021 Allison E. Steeves Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Professional Writing
2021 Mairead E. O'Neill (CS), Ciara R. Young (CME), Matthew B. Adams (ME), Christopher R. Davenport (AREN) President's IQP Awards Winner Undergraduate

Therapeutic Gardening

Advisors:  J. Scott Jiusto, Gbetonmasse Somasse

2021 Zoe Januszewski Peer Learning Assistant of the Year Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Industrial Engineering

Peer Learning Assistant, Business Industrial Engineering

2021 Andrew Wilzman Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards Second Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Biomedical Engineering
2021 Ariana Cruz-Rivera Crimson and Gray Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Gelila D. Hailemariam, Tina Ly, Tam T. Tuong Provost's MQP Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Architectural Engineering

Immersive Space: Using Kinetic Architecture Design to Regulate Human Emotional States

2021 Kevin Stern Provost's MQP Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences

Equivalent Resistances of Polytope Networks

2021 Diego Vargas Blanco Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Biology & Biotechnology

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation

2021 Alison Drapeau advisor: Lindsay Davis Class of 1879 Prize for Outstanding Projects in the Humanities Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate

"Proposing Universal Policy to De-Feminize Childcare"

2021 Kyle R. Lang Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Samantha L. Wile Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Architectural Engineering
2021 Xin Zhang Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards Second Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Data Science
2021 Noah Roberts Crimson and Gray Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Caroline Johnson Provost's MQP Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry

Structure/Function Studies of EGFR Family and Kek1

2021 Brooke Dawson, Hannah Gallagher, Amelia Harvey, Lilly Nardelli, Aram Soultanian Provost's MQP Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Redesigned Shark Tagging

2021 Maria Martini Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Biology & Biotechnology

Outstanding Post-Doctoral

2021 Paul A. Pacheco Jr. & Vanessa Van DeMark advisor: Kristin Boudreau Class of 1879 Prize for Outstanding Projects in the Humanities Honorable Mention Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate

"Addressing the Gender Gap in STEM Education with Classroom Interventions"

2021 Olivia L. Lattanzi Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Christian Faria Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards First Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Materials Science & Engineering
2021 Bhanuj Jain Student Employee of the Year Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate International House
2021 Robert Starr Crimson and Gray Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Jessica M. Kelly Provost's MQP Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Investigating the relationship between mRNA degradation rates and secondary structure in mycobacteria

2021 Catherine M. Hogan Provost's MQP Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Physics

Computational Characterization of a Millimeter-Wave Heat Exchanger with AlN:Mo Cylindrical Susceptors

2021 Danielle Cote Sigma Xi Outstanding Junior Faculty Award Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Faculty Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2021 Sage Ortega-Shue advisor: Joseph Cullon Class of 1879 Prize for Outstanding Projects in the Humanities Honorable Mention Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate

"The Appropriation of Defensible Space"

2021 Sabrina T. Liu Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Robotics Engineering
2021 Walter Gerych Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards First Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Data Science
2021 Food Recovery Network Edwin Coghlin ’23 Award for Community Service Worcester Polytechnic Institute Student Group
2021 Jillian Forauer Crimson and Gray Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Manon C. Miller Provost's MQP Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology

Characterizing the Importance of the CO1 SLiM in Regulating Kek5's Activity

2021 Nasim Mansuri Provost's MQP Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Professional Writing

Best Practices for Adapting Manufacturing Documentation

2021 Alexander Wyglinski Sigma Xi Outstanding Senior Faculty Award Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Faculty Electrical & Computer Engineering
2021 Emma E. Lowry Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Interactive Media & Game Development
2021 Jacob Whitehill National Science Foundation CAREER Award National Science Foundation Faculty Computer Science
2021 Avery Harrison Closser Graduate Research Innovation Exchange Awards First Place Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Learning Sciences & Technologies
2021 Robbie Starr CARE (Courageous, Aware, Responsible, Exceptional) Award Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Kyla Egenberger Crimson and Gray Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Elizabeth Butler Provost's MQP Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering

The Research and Development of an Equine Endotracheal Y-Piece Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (EETYPEEP) Valve

2021 Luigi Apollon, Kathryn Nippert, Emily Stead Provost's MQP Awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Psychological Science

Selegiline: The Effects of Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors on the Behavior and Physiology of Caenorhabditis Elegans