18 Local Students Make Dean's List at Worcester Polytech

More local students make us proud...

WORCESTER, MA - The following local residents were among 1,678 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the university's Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2019 semester.

  • Edward Clifford of Barnstable, Mass., is a member of the class of 2023 majoring in computer science.
  • Sarah Huber of Brewster, Mass., is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in biology and biotechnology.
  • Jillian Doyle of Buzzards Bay, Mass., is a member of the class of 2022 majoring in chemical engineering.
  • Nicolas Pingal of East Falmouth, Mass., is a member of the class of 2020 majoring in computer science.
  • Isabel Bowman of Falmouth, Mass., is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in biomedical engineering.
  • Peter Murray of Falmouth, Mass., is a member of the class of 2023 majoring in mechanical engineering.
  • Olivia Furner of Harwich, Mass., is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in chemical engineering, and international and global studies.
  • Jonathan Coelho of Hyannis, Mass., is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in management information systems.
  • Charlotte White of Nantucket, Mass., is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in chemical engineering.
  • Troy Otter of North Falmouth, Mass., is a member of the class of 2022 majoring in aerospace engineering.
  • Rebecca Dawley of North Truro, Mass., is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in chemistry.
  • Marie Tessier of Orleans, Mass., is a member of the class of 2023 majoring in computer science.
  • Peter Way of Pocasset, Mass., is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in management engineering.
  • Samuel Joy of Sandwich, Mass., is a member of the class of 2020 majoring in aerospace engineering.
  • Vincent Tanguilig of Sandwich, Mass., is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in biomedical engineering.
  • Natalia Wierzbicki of Wareham, Mass., is a member of the class of 2023 majoring in biochemistry.
  • Kaitlin Kelley of Wareham, Mass., is a member of the class of 2023 majoring in mechanical engineering.
  • Alan Healy of West Yarmouth, Mass., is a member of the class of 2022 majoring in computer science.

The criteria for the WPI Dean's List differs from most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean's List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.

"WPI's academic programs are rigorous and require a level of independence beyond what is required in traditional courses. WPI students go beyond the classroom to work on open-ended problems in and for communities around the world. The problems are important and the impact is real" said dean of undergraduate studies Arthur C. Heinricher. "Some of this nation's best and brightest students come to WPI to study engineering and science and business and the humanities. Those named to the Dean's List have excelled in all of their work, and we are exceptionally proud of these outstanding students."

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

WPI, a global leader in project-based learning, is a distinctive, top-tier technological university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying the theory learned in the classroom to the practice of solving real-world problems. Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, WPI's pioneering project-based curriculum engages undergraduates in solving important scientific, technological, and societal problems throughout their education and at more than 50 project centers around the world. WPI offers more than 50 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs across 14 academic departments in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts. Its faculty and students pursue groundbreaking research to meet ongoing challenges in health and biotechnology; robotics and the internet of things; advanced materials and manufacturing; cyber, data, and security systems; learning science; and more. www.wpi.edu


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