BME Students Win Prestigious Salisbury Prize

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May 24, 2018

 

The WPI 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. Congratulations to Emma MacIntyre and Tyler McNeill, who are both double-majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, on winning this prestigious award.

Emma MacIntyre is from Grand Island, New York and is graduating from WPI with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. While at WPI, she was a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field Teams and served as a Peer Learning Assistant for the BME department. Additionally, she held leadership roles in Alpha Eta Mu Beta, Tau Beta Pi, and Pi Tau Sigma, and was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. Next year Emma will be entering into a rotational program at Edwards Lifesciences as a Technical Development Program Engineer. Reflecting on her WPI experiences she states, “I am incredibly grateful for all of the opportunities and the solid engineering foundation WPI has provided me over the past four years.” 

Tyler McNeill grew up in Norton, Massachusetts. As a child, he always was interested in the intersection of the hands-on aspects of engineering and the dynamics of the healthcare field; this led him to major in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering at WPI. Now a senior, he has served as the treasurer of Alpha Eta Mu Beta, the Biomedical Engineering Honor Society, and the vice president of Pi Tau Sigma, the Mechanical Engineering Honor Society during his time at WPI. He is also a member of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society, and BMES, the Biomedical Engineering Society. For three years, Tyler was also a member of WPI Exploradreams, which engages young children from The Friendly House in Worcester through structured activities and homework help. Next year, he will be beginning his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University.