Salisbury Prize Winners 2023


Undergraduate Studies

WPI is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s prestigious Salisbury Prize. WPI’s oldest award honors graduating seniors who have made truly exceptional contributions inside and outside of WPI. Less than 3% of the graduating class ultimately receives this highly competitive award. Not only must a student have a perfect academic record, but they must also have taken on an extraordinarily challenging academic course load or degree path. These students must also demonstrate leadership roles at WPI and represent the school at notable off-campus venues.  

Following a nomination from their advisor, candidates are chosen by the faculty in their academic major department. To be considered, students must be enrolled at WPI for at least two years and have earned an A grade in their Humanities and Arts Seminar or Practicum, IQP, and MQP. Nominees are presented to the academic department chair who then submits the name(s), with a brief supporting statement, to the selection committee.

This year’s honorees are:

Tyler Guertin 2023, Aerospace Engineering - Aeronautical Track

Michael Beskid 2023, Aerospace Engineering -Astronautical Track

Catherine Reynolds 2023, Biochemistry

Samantha Havel 2023, Biomedical Engineering

Santiago Rivero 2023, Biomedical Engineering

Kyra Tripp, 2023 Chemistry

Elitumaini Swai 2023, Chemical Engineering

Patrick J. Nieman 2023, Civil Engineering

Stephen Price 2023, Computer Science

Alex Friedman 2023, Computer Science

Matthew Dzwil 2023, Data Science

Abigail Leonardi 2023, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dayna Tang 2023, Environmental Engineering

Kirsten Roethel 2023, Interactive Media and Game Development -Artistic track    

Yihong Xu 2023, Interactive Media and Game Development -Technical Track

Ben Gobler 2023, Mathematical Sciences

Julia Sheats 2023, Mechanical Engineering

Ashton Lyon 2023, Mechanical Engineering

Spencer Francis 2023, Physics

Anastasia Mina 2023, Professional Writing

Brendyn Sang 2023, Robotics Engineering

Kalina Bonofiglio 2023, Robotics Engineering

Catherine Salvaggio 2023, School of Business

Josephine Kim 2023, School of Business

Olivia Atkins 2023, Biology & Biotechnology

Ally Breen 2023, Biology & Biotechnology