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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 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

Year Recipient Award levelsort descending alt
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Type Department(s)
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
2013 Sheila Werth Winner Undergraduate
2000 Emrah Diril Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2012 Matthew Cyr Winner Undergraduate
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

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