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
2009 Geoffrey I. Karasic Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2018 Virginia Nunez Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
2021 Emma E. Lowry Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Interactive Media & Game Development
2014 Elisabeth Boulanger Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
1998 Bradd E. Libby Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2002 Lewis Thomas Kotredes Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Physics
2012 Satia Miller Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Psychological Science
2011 Christopher Kevorkian Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2009 Alexia D. Bililies Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Humanities & Arts, International & Global Studies
2019 Vincent C. Miller Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Interactive Media & Game Development
2016 Nicholas P. McMahon Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2022 Maya Flores Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1996 James P. Naughton Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences
1999 Adam El-Khishin Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2003 Jennifer M. Persico Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2006 Jonathan E. Gronlund Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2008 Katarzyna A. Koscielska Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2017 Lindsay M Gurska Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2020 Katherine Vasconcelos Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Professional Writing
1994 Stefan Randholm Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2022 Justin Moy Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
1997 Jennifer E. Yambert Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
2000 Kyriacos N. Felekkis Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2004 Elizabeth A. Norgard Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2012 Joseph Worthy Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2009 Daniel J. Smaltz Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemistry & Biochemistry
2018 Brandon Clark Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2020 Natalie Bloniarz Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Interactive Media & Game Development
1994 Karen M. Daly Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
2023 Yihong Xu Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Interactive Media & Game Development
1997 David Eron Flory Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2001 Paul Laplume Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
2012 Ivan E Ivanov Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Chemical Engineering
2011 Aaron P. Champagne Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
2010 Kelly Johnson Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2018 Katherine Pelissari Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2021 Jake A. Marko Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
1995 Matthew W. Heath Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Electrical & Computer Engineering
1998 Edward M. Gaboriault Jr. Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2012 Anthony Ducimo Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2005 Adam M. Bryant Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2008 Katherine H. Woodman Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering, Humanities & Arts
2009 Daniel J. Asselin Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering
2019 Gabriela Morales Castillo Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Mechanical & Materials Engineering
2016 Amanda Adkins Salisbury Prize Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Computer Science
2022 Braden Foley Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Humanities & Arts, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
1996 Shaun P. Heaney Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biology & Biotechnology
2013 Kaung Myat Win Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate
2003 Adam S. Norige Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering
2012 Antonio S. Talledo Salisbury Prize Winner Worcester Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate