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Friday, May 19, 2017

WNY students honored by Worcester Polytechnic

All WNY News     Friday, May 19, 2017    

STAFF REPORTS



WORCESTER, Mass. -- Thirteen local residents were among 1,319 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the university's Dean's List for academic excellence for the spring 2017 semester.

  • Hallie Kenyon of East Amherst, is a member of the class of 2017 majoring in mechanical engineering.
  • Emma MacIntyre of Grand Island, is a member of the class of 2018 majoring in mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering.
  • Erin McConnaghy of Grand Island, is a member of the class of 2017 majoring in biomedical engineering.
  • Ryan Stokes of Fairport, is a member of the class of 2018 majoring in civil engineering.
  • Rachel Wambach of Honeoye Falls, is a member of the class of 2018 majoring in biology and biotechnology.
  • Emily Martin of Penfield, is a member of the class of 2017 majoring in industrial engineering.
  • Kelly Martin of Penfield, is a member of the class of 2019 majoring in chemical engineering.
  • Frank Ciliberto of Spencerport, is a member of the class of 2019 majoring in mechanical engineering.
  • Connor O'Neill of Spencerport, is a member of the class of 2019 majoring in mechanical engineering.
  • Noah Rockwell of Rochester, is a member of the class of 2018 majoring in mechanical engineering.
  • Nathan Charles of Rochester, is a member of the class of 2020 majoring in mechanical engineering.
  • Scott Spear of Rochester, is a member of the class of 2017 majoring in mechanical engineering.
  • Matthew Eaton of Scottsville, is a member of the class of 2018 majoring in mechanical engineering.

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."

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. WPI's talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Projects Program. There are more than 40 WPI project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

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