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
2017 Gareth Solbeck Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Interactive Media & Game Development
2017 Zilu Tian Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2017 Casey Broslawski Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2017 Yuchen Wang Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Physics
2017 Caitlin Sara Burner Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
2017 Jessica Wedell Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2017 Rebecca L Burns Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Psychological Science
2017 Natalie S Wellen Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
2017 Gyneth Campbell Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate International & Global Studies
2017 Zhehao Zhu Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2017 Muping Chen Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Physics
2017 Hope Shevchuk Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2017 Rachel M Connolly Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2017 Anna C Franciosa Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Environmental Engineering
2017 Lindsay M Gurska Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2017 Bryce C Kaw-Uh Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate International & Global Studies
2017 Victoria Loehle Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2017 Peter Melander Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Physics
2017 Bernat Navarro-Serer Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2016 Kelly Beisswanger Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2016 Omesh Kamat Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2016 Katherine A. Amato Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2016 Matthew Beardsley Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Robotics Engineering
2016 Xavier. J. Jackson Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
2016 Katherine R. Picchoine Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2016 Sakshi Khurana Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2016 Kathryn A. Gillis Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2016 Gaetano J. Scuderi Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2016 Kevin S Ackerman Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2016 Victor W. Hu Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2016 Vincent N. Azzolino Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2016 Jessica R. Caccioppoli Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
2016 Yun Jae Sohn Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
2016 Nicholas P. McMahon Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2016 Amanda Adkins Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2016 Amy M. Stevens Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2016 Samantha Ervin Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate International & Global Studies
2016 Joshua Keller Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
2014 Weifan Liu Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2014 Nyansafo Aye-Addo Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2014 Veronica I. Vallenilla Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2014 Kristin Elizabeth Poti Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2014 Rosero Jose L. Ortiz Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2014 Thanacha Choopojcharoen Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2014 Paul R Bender Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2014 Damien J. Cabral Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2014 Nicholas J. Noons Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2014 Anh Do Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2014 Ryan B. Weitz Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2014 Ran Li Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate