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.
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 by April 15, 2022, 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
|1994||Philip M. Muller||Winner||Undergraduate||Mechanical & Materials Engineering|
|1994||Sando Becz, Jr.||Winner||Undergraduate||Mechanical & Materials Engineering|
|1995||David J. Custodio||Winner||Undergraduate||Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering|
|1996||Elena Florintsev||Winner||Undergraduate||Biology & Biotechnology|
|1997||Heather M. St. Martin||Winner||Undergraduate||Chemistry & Biochemistry|
|1997||Jesus M. Beltran||Winner||Undergraduate||International & Global Studies, Mechanical & Materials Engineering|
|1998||Richard Cheng||Winner||Undergraduate||Computer Science|
|2000||Emrah Diril||Winner||Undergraduate||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|2002||Evan Andrew Gilman||Winner||Undergraduate||Mechanical & Materials Engineering|
|2003||Nathaniel C. Liefer||Winner||Undergraduate||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|2004||Benjamin J. Lauser||Winner||Undergraduate||Physics|
|2005||Antonio Sangermano||Winner||Undergraduate||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|2005||Matthew J. Black||Winner||Undergraduate||Chemical Engineering|
|2006||Brian P. Day||Winner||Undergraduate||Mechanical & Materials Engineering|
|2011||Evald Muraj||Winner||Undergraduate||Biology & Biotechnology|
|2011||Elizabeth M. Dailey||Winner||Undergraduate||Mathematical Sciences|
|2011||Yizheng Liao||Winner||Undergraduate||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|2008||Kristoffer G. Jensen||Winner||Undergraduate||Chemical Engineering|
|2009||Indraneel Sircar||Winner||Undergraduate||Mechanical & Materials Engineering|
|2009||Philip N. Hanson||Winner||Undergraduate||Computer Science|
|2010||Elizabeth Schreiber||Winner||Undergraduate||Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering|
|2019||Haylea T. Northcott||Winner||Undergraduate||Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Biology & Biotechnology|
|2020||Karitta Zellerbach||Winner||Undergraduate||Computer Science|
|2021||Matthew J. Adiletta||Winner||Undergraduate||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|2021||Sydney E. Messey||Winner||Undergraduate||Aerospace Engineering|
|2022||Maria Decelles||Winner||Undergraduate||Biomedical Engineering|
|2022||Adrianna Staszewska||Winner||Undergraduate||Computer Science, Data Science|