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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)
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 Aylin L. Padir Winner Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2020 Alissa Ostapenko Winner Undergraduate Computer Science
2021 Jacob Ciolfi Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2021 Kalani M. Picho Winner Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2022 Anna Eng Winner Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2022 Laura Staugler Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
2014 Kristin Poti Winner Undergraduate
2014 Xinxin Ding Winner Undergraduate
2014 Katelyn Cabral Winner Undergraduate
1996 Karl F. Dicker Winner Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
1997 Robert W. Shivitz Winner Undergraduate Physics
1998 Michael F. Willock Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
1998 Saif Anwaruddin Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
1999 Man Ching Cheung Winner Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2000 Jovanna R. Baptista Winner Undergraduate
2001 Amanda Kight Winner Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2002 Jason Michael Field Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2003 Adrianne L. Kolpak Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2004 Tzipporah M. Kertesz Winner Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2005 Paul F. Messier Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering, Humanities & Arts
2012 Nathan Olivarez Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2006 Molly Conforte Winner Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2007 Fernando M. Olloqui Winner Undergraduate
2011 Melanie Donahue Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2008 Hilal Tetik Winner Undergraduate International & Global Studies
2008 Carolyn S. Hunter Winner Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2010 Debora Afezolli Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2010 Manh-Hung Le Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2010 Manasi Vartak Winner Undergraduate Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences
2019 Thomas V. Ralph Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering, International & Global Studies
2020 Leah Mitchell Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
2021 Brooke E. Dawson Winner Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2021 Coulter Q. Ralston Winner Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2022 Maya Flores Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2022 Adraesteia Wong Winner Undergraduate Computer Science, Humanities & Arts
1994 Kirk F. Menanson Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
1995 Maria A. Valencia Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
1995 Erik S. Alldredge Winner Undergraduate Physics
1996 John D. Corbeil Winner Undergraduate Physics, Social Science & Policy Studies
2013 Jillian Sauer Winner Undergraduate
1998 Gregory Snow Winner Undergraduate Physics
1999 Jeffrey T. Webster Winner Undergraduate Chemical Engineering

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