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
2006 Michael C. Brunetti Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2011 Jeffrey C. Marrion Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2017 Gareth Solbeck Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Interactive Media & Game Development
2020 Olivia Hunker Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2020 Jessica Hatt Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2023 Kalina Bonofiglio Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Robotics Engineering
1994 Trevor J. Lewis Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2013 Erika S. DiLorenzo Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2001 Eric Tapley Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Integrative & Global Studies
2004 Kate E. Farb-Johnson Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2007 Amanda N. McCullough Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2009 Joseph G. Politz Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2018 Cole Jeznach Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
2021 Sarah R. Huber Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2021 Samantha L. Wile Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Architectural Engineering
1995 Jennifer G. Stander Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1998 Eric J. Perkins Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology, Humanities & Arts
2001 Jennifer Hardy Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2012 John Madura Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2011 John Vilk Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2010 Andrew Marchese Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2019 Erik Fyrer Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Danielle B. Rubin Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
2022 Callan Moriarty Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate The Business School
2016 Xavier. J. Jackson Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
2014 Rosero Jose L. Ortiz Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
1999 Isaac B. Rutel Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Physics
2002 Meredith Leigh Campbell Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
2006 Jennifer L. Schweers Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2011 Felipe Polido Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Robotics Engineering
2010 Yuk-Kwan Brian Yuen Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2019 Jacquelyn Y. Roberge Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2023 Kyra Tripp Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2016 Katherine R. Picchoine Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2013 Jared R. Snell Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2000 Maureen Upton Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2003 Heather J. Blackwell Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2012 Nathanael C. Thorn Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2008 Christina L. Ernst Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2017 Zilu Tian Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2017 Yuchen Wang Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Physics
2020 Fang Han Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2023 Catherine Salvaggio Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate The Business School
1994 Aaron E. Gower Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1997 Jeremy P. Olszewski Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
2012 Amanda J. Bowden Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2012 Andrei Ilyanshenko Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Physics
2011 Nathan T. Nesbitt Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Physics
2009 Zubin H.Patel Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2018 Hans Johnson Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Robotics Engineering