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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)
2003 Jack N. Waddell, Jr. Winner Undergraduate Physics
2004 Iavor N. Trifonov Winner Undergraduate Computer Science
2004 Robert J. Degon Winner Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2005 Andrea R. Hafner Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2006 James Michael McHugh Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2006 Laura E. Baldassari Winner Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2007 Brian T. Marsland Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2011 Dan Bjorge Winner Undergraduate Computer Science
2008 Paul A. Moran Winner Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
2011 Linnea Palmer Paton Winner Undergraduate Environmental Engineering
2010 Rui Dai Winner Undergraduate Business School
2009 Alexander G. Christakis Winner Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2019 Rosanna S. Heidt Winner Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2019 Trung T. Tran Trong Winner Undergraduate Industrial Engineering, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2020 Faye Gauthier Winner Undergraduate Architectural Engineering
2021 Matthew R. Iaconis Winner Undergraduate The Business School
2021 Connor J. Skinner Winner Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2022 Rachel Maurice Winner Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry, Professional Writing
2014 Damien J. Cabral Winner Undergraduate
1994 Daniel M. Gaines Winner Undergraduate Computer Science
1995 Eric Pearson Winner Undergraduate Humanities & Arts
2013 Chuqiao Yang Winner Undergraduate
1996 Teri L. Brehio Winner Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
1997 Corey N. Maynard Winner Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2013 Alexandra Clemente Winner Undergraduate
1999 Barry Posterro Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
2000 Casey L. Richardson Winner Undergraduate Physics
2012 James Boyce Winner Undergraduate
2001 Brian L. Ball Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences, Physics
2003 Michael Veilleux Winner Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
2004 Stephanie C. Thomas Winner Undergraduate Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry
2004 Brooke Buchholz Winner Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2012 Sarah Mattessich Winner Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2006 Andrew J. Law Winner Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2006 Laura M. Amodeo Winner Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry, Humanities & Arts
2007 Sanjayan Manivannan Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2007 Colin J. DeGraf Winner Undergraduate Physics
2011 Mark Tyler Hawthorne Winner Undergraduate Robotics Engineering
2008 James P. Chryssanthacopoulos Winner Undergraduate Physics
2009 Meghan A. Pasquali Winner Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2009 Eugene Choi Winner Undergraduate Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering
2019 Ryan J. Herrmann Winner Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2020 Nicholas Pacheco Winner Undergraduate Robotics Engineering
2020 Brandon Fox Winner Undergraduate Industrial Engineering
2021 Lauren A. Kaija Winner Undergraduate Environmental Engineering
2021 Kamryn P. Spinelli Winner Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
2022 Natalie Mohn Winner Undergraduate The Business School
1994 Derek W. Sykes Winner Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2014 Nicholas J. Noons Winner Undergraduate
1995 Benjamin N. Lipchak Winner Undergraduate Computer Science

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