Undergraduate Studies

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the following undergraduate award winners, students who have demonstrated academic commitment and excellence.


The Two Towers Prize

Alissa Ostapenko, Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences


Honorable Mention

Joshua Driscoll, Biology and Biotechnology

In keeping with the original purposes of the founders of WPI, John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn, the Two Towers Prize is awarded to students who, through general academic competence, campus leadership, regular course work, and special work in research and projects, best exemplify a combined proficiency in the theoretical and practical that is at the heart of the WPI educational tradition. This prize was given by Mildred M. Tymeson Petrie, author of Two Towers, the centennial history of WPI.


The Wilmer L. and Margaret M. Kranich Prize

Kyra Bresnahan, Computer Science

The Wilmer L. and Margaret M. Kranich Prize is awarded annually to the WPI student who best exemplifies excellence in the humanities and arts and its full integration into his/her undergraduate experiences. This would include, but is not limited to, course work, independent projects such as the humanities and arts project, and extracurricular activities.


The Stephen Salisbury Prize

The Stephen Salisbury Prize is awarded to highly meritorious members of the graduating class of Worcester Polytechnic Institute who have faithfully, industriously, and with distinguished attainment completed all requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

 Ryan E. Darnley

Electrical and Computer Engineering / Mechanical Engineering

 Nathaniel S. Dennler

Computer Science / Robotics Engineering

 Dylan R. Felty

Civil Engineering

 Erik Fyrer


 Nicol F. Garcia Andrade

Industrial Engineering / Economic Science

 Rosanna S. Heidt

Biomedical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering

 Ryan J. Herrmann

Mechanical Engineering / Management Engineering

 Toni J. Joy

Industrial Engineering

 Olivia M. Leavitt

Biomedical Engineering

 Jessica R. Locke

Environmental Engineering

 Shion Matsumoto

Biomedical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering

 Vincent C. Miller

Interactive Media and Game Development

 Gabriela Morales Castillo

Mechanical Engineering

 Erin M. Morissette


Haylea T. Northcott

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology / Biology and Biotechnology

 Aylin L. Padir


 Thomas V. Ralph

Electrical and Computer Engineering / International and Global Studies

 Samantha Randall

Biology and Biotechnology

 Kyle L. Richards

Computer Science

 Jacquelyn Y. Roberge

Mechanical Engineering

 Zayla D. Schaeffer

Chemical Engineering

 Trung T. Tran Trong

Industrial Engineering / Mechanical Engineering

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