Salisbury Prize

Awarded by
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Faculty deadline: April 5, 2024

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 no later than April 5, 2024, 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, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, plus additional faculty representatives. 

Browse Award Recipients

Year Recipient Name Title Awarded by Type Department
2012 Andrei Ilyashenko Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2011 Lisa Pugsley Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Physics
2009 Alison J. LeFlore Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Nicholas J. Krichevsky Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2022 Camila Carvalho Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
1995 Benjamin N. Lipchak Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
1998 Sashe Kanapathi Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2002 Rachel E. Zimet Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2005 Brian L. Ellis Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2007 Kathryn P. Carpenter Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2009 Linxiao Chen Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2019 Toni J. Joy Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Industrial Engineering
2022 Brandon Persons Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Robotics Engineering
2013 Kun Peng Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
1999 Michael Pockoski Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
1999 Pavel Murnikov Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2003 Nina K. Simon Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2006 Kevin J. LaMalva Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
2008 Michael J. Monfreda Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering
2020 Allison Ross Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2023 Matthew Dzwil Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Data Science
2014 Anh Do Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
1996 Keith A. Barrett Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2000 Joseph D. Lussier Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2004 Stephanie C. Thomas Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry
2007 Danielle N. Sorenson Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2008 Benjamin E. Childs Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2020 Jared DeMaio Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering
1994 Mark R. Fuzzetti Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
1997 Christine M. Manganis Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2001 Justin Lee Sierpinski Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Humanities & Arts, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2004 Robert J. Degon Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2007 Neil D. Lettenberger Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2009 Nicholas B. LeCompte Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences, Physics
2021 Kyle R. Lang Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2022 Gabriela Chong Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
1995 David J. Lamb Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2013 Rebecca Sharpe Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2002 Lauren Elizabeth Wojtkun Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Humanities & Arts
2012 Amy T. Mazzucotelli Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Interactive Media & Game Development
2011 Karen Anundson Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2010 Chad Mondor Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry
2019 Olivia M. Leavitt Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2022 Madison Rutherford Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Environmental Engineering
1996 Carlos A. Zapata Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1996 Douglast P. Wilson Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
1999 John M. Markow Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2003 Deborah K. Shea Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Humanities & Arts
2006 Paul M. Ingemi Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2008 Oana Luca Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry