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The One Hundred Forty-Fifth C O M M E N C E M E N T E L E V E N O ’ C L O C K • S AT U R D AY T H E E L E V E N T H O F M AY TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN WPI QUADR ANGLE

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PROGRAM Prelude Processional

Call to Order National Anthem Invocation

Student Remarks Presentation of the Class of 2013 Campaign Gift Remarks from the Alumni Association

WPI Brass Ensemble Douglas G. Weeks, Conductor Led by the Honorary Marshal and the Honorary Marshal for Graduate Students Full details on page 54 Stephen E. Rubin ’74 Chairman, WPI Board of Trustees The audience is invited to join in the singing Rev. Andrew H. Borden ’82 Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church, Worcester WPI Campus Chaplain “The Life Qualifying Project (LQP)” Jean Paul Miralda ’13 Catherine Duffty ’13, Sydney Baker ’13 Nesã-Maria Anglin ’13 Robert Cahill ’65, President, Alumni Association

Recognition of ROTC Graduates

Dennis D. Berkey, President

Presentation of the Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize

Eric W. Overström, Provost

Conferring of Honorary Degrees Commencement Address Presentation of Candidates for Degrees

President Berkey Eric S. Lander, President and Founding Director, Broad Institute of MIT Provost Overström

Conferring of Degrees

President Berkey

Charge from the President

President Berkey

Alma Mater

Elizabeth Riendeau ’13 Words and music on page 56

Benediction

Rev. Andrew H. Borden

Recessional

WPI Brass Ensemble

The audience is requested to remain standing until the end of the national anthem. At the conclusion of the Commencement exercises, the audience is requested to remain standing until the academic procession has left the Quadrangle.


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PROGRAM NOTES Several longstanding campus traditions infuse the

The Senior Class Gift is presented by gift committee

WPI spirit, two of which will be in evidence during

chairs Catherine Duffty and Sydney Baker, and com-

today’s Commencement ceremony.

mittee member Nesa-Maria Anglin. The Class of 2013

Crossing Earle Bridge is one of the oldest. To visi-

has selected as its gift to WPI a bronze Fighting Goat

tors, the bridge is a lovely pathway connecting the east

statue, for installation on the field side of the Sports &

and west sides of campus. For WPI students, the span

Recreation Center. Similar in nature to the Proud Goat

plays a symbolic role at the start and end of their under-

statue on the Quad, it will serve as a symbol of deter-

graduate careers. Traditionally, students cross the

mination to succeed as students, athletes, and alumni.

bridge as an entire class only twice during their four

Student speaker Jean Paul (JP) Miralda ’13 is gradu-

years: at Convocation, when they are welcomed as first

ating with a BS in management engineering with a

year students, and at Commencement, as they process

mechanical engineering concentration. He is originally

toward the Quadrangle.

from Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Another tradition involves the WPI seal in the center of the Quad. Throughout their four years, under-

Academically, he has been recognized as a Presidential

grads make a point of walking around the seal, for it is

Scholar and an International Scholar since his fresh-

said that students who step directly on the landmark

man year and has been on the Dean’s List since his

won’t graduate on time. That this tradition is upheld is

sophomore year. His project team received the Provost’s

most evident during the snowy winter months. After

MQP Award from both the School of Business and the

four years of avoidance (not to mention four years of

Materials Engineering Program.

hard work and intense studying), each graduate will

Most people recognize JP for his leadership involve-

walk directly over the seal as part of today’s ceremony.

ment in various organizations on campus. He is the

Performing the national anthem this year are seniors

outgoing president of the Student Government

Caroline Concannon, Erika DiLorenzo, Tyler Koloski,

Association, a brother of Phi Kappa Theta, a tutor in

Claude-Reynald LeCorps, Dan Miller, Shelby Miller,

English and Spanish at the Writing Center, a Crimson

José Navedo, Elizabeth Riendeau, Andrew St. Jean, and

Key tour guide, and a member of Order of Omega,

Samantha Varnerin.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and Omicrom Delta Kappa leadership society. JP will be joining the Global Operations Leadership Development (GOLD) Program at Avery Dennison, working as a global quality engineer.

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HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT ROBERT H. BECKETT ’57 DOCTOR OF ENGINEERING privately held U.S. companies every year from 1984 to 1987. Beckett, himself, was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Arthur Young and Venture magazine in 1988 and inducted into the Institute of American Entrepreneurs as a lifetime member. In 1994, he decided to merge Robec with AmeriQuest Technologies, based on the West Coast, with the aim of creating a strong nationwide organization. Beckett served as senior vice president of the combined company until he retired in 1996. He is currently president and CEO of Tribo Surface Engineering, a company that enhances the surface properties of materials. He also provides investment capital and marketing and management services to startup companies. Throughout his career Beckett’s ties to his alma mater have remained steadfast. In 1987 the university welcomed him into the Presidential Founders, and the WPI Alumni Association honored him with the Robert H. Goddard Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement. Over the years his gifts have helped fund the construction of several buildings, and the Robert H. and Patricia A. Beckett Scholarship has paid forward the generosity that once opened the doors of opportunities for Beckett, himself. A trustee for the Pennington School, Beckett served as a member of WPI’s board from 1984 to 2004 and has been an emeritus trustee since then. He chaired the board’s Development Committee and served in leadership roles for several fundraising campaigns, including his current role as campaign co-chair for “If…The Campaign to Advance WPI.” He has served on the WPI Annual Fund board and the WPI Alumni Association Board of Directors. In 2002 WPI presented him with the Herbert F. Taylor Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to WPI. For his entrepreneurial vision and courageous spirit, for the unyielding determination he has demonstrated in his career and life, and for his generous gifts of time and resources to his alma mater, WPI is honored to confer upon Robert Beckett the degree of Doctor of Engineering, Honoris Causa.

Robert Beckett has always been an entrepreneur at heart. So when he crossed the stage in Alden Memorial in 1957 to receive his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, he knew he would start his own business—someday. It would take nearly 20 years to reach that goal. Beckett grew up in a family of modest means. In high school he excelled in math, physics, and football. After graduation he attended the Pennington School and was accepted to several colleges, but he lacked the means to pay his way. A visit from WPI football coach Charles McNulty convinced him that he could fulfill his dream of getting a college education. That visit led to a matriculation scholarship from WPI. His first job was with Leeds and Northrup, where he moved up the ladder from sales to instrumentation development. When the president of K-Tron Inc. called to ask for help fashioning a device to measure dry material as it passed along a conveyor belt, Beckett and his colleagues created and patented what would become the first digital gravimetric belt feeder; this work led to a job for Beckett as K-Tron’s vice president of sales and marketing. Beckett went on to become director of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) marketing at Decision Data, a company that made the first buffered punched card peripherals for computers. Seeing the enormous potential represented by desktop computers, Beckett was inspired to finally make the leap from employee to entrepreneur. At a time when most companies were simply selling individual components, Beckett differentiated his company, Robec (the name is derived from his first and last names), by identifying applications and software tailored to certain industry segments and customer needs. The result was a near overnight success. The company, which began with two employees in 1978, celebrated its fourth anniversary with a staff of 20 and annual sales of nearly $4 million. Sales jumped to more than $200 million by year 16, when Robec’s workforce exceeded 400. As president and CEO, Beckett saw his thriving enterprise make Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing

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HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT CAROL T. CHRIST DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS Christ’s imprint has been felt well beyond the physical boundaries of the college. She’s dedicated herself to expanding Smith’s global presence by forging partnerships such as Women’s Education Worldwide, a 50-college initiative jointly launched with Mount Holyoke College that works to increase female access to quality education. She collaborated on the Women in Public Service Project, a joint effort of leading women’s colleges and the Department of State that works to invigorate the presence of women in the public sector. Last year, under Christ’s guidance, Smith accepted a role as academic planning partner in the Asian Women’s Leadership University, to be established in Malaysia. In addition to global work, Christ has demonstrated a commitment to her local community by building strong relationships with organizations throughout Northampton, Smith’s home city. She has worked with Northampton’s mayor and residents to address such issues as affordable housing, downtown business improvement, and support for public schools. She is a member of the boards of the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech and of Northampton’s renowned Academy of Music. Her service to higher education includes serving on the boards of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE), the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), and Sarah Lawrence College, and working as a science education advisor to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her commitment and service have brought her welldeserved accolades. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences named her a fellow in 2004 in recognition of her leadership in higher education, and in 2007 she received Yale University Graduate School’s highest honor, the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, recognizing her achievements in scholarship, teaching, administration, and public service. For her passionate support for women’s education, her commitment to fostering female leadership, and her global vision for diversity, WPI is honored to confer upon Carol T. Christ the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa.

As a champion of women’s issues and a trailblazer in higher education, Carol Christ found an invigorating home at Smith College, where she has spent more than a decade as its 10th president. When she concludes her tenure in June, she will leave behind a lasting mark, one etched by her dedication to diversity, innovation, strategic planning, and global thinking. The transformative power of education has defined Christ’s life and career. In 1966 she graduated with honors from Douglass Residential College, the women’s college of Rutgers University. She earned a PhD in English at Yale and in 1970 joined the English faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. As chair from 1985 to 1988, she built one of the nation’s top-ranked English departments. She went on to become the university’s first dean of humanities and then served as provost and dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, vice chancellor and provost, and executive vice chancellor. In that last role she sharpened the institution’s intellectual focus and built top-rated departments in the humanities and sciences. A New York City native, Christ was lured back to the East Coast in 2002 by the opportunity to lead Smith. Working collaboratively and embracing ideas from colleagues, the Smith community, and beyond, she has endeavored to prepare the college for the changes sweeping higher education. Under her leadership, the school has expanded its science curriculum and advanced the only accredited engineering program at a women’s college. The diversity of the Smith student body has increased dramatically, as has the enrollment of international students and opportunities for studying abroad. Christ instituted “The Smith Design for Learning: A Plan to Reimagine a Liberal Arts Education,” which was devised by the faculty and outside scholars with the goal of identifying areas of priority for the institution’s curriculum. The plan has guided increased investment in global studies, environmental sustainability, and community engagement. Always looking ahead, Christ also launched the Futures Initiative, a strategic project that anticipated education in 2030 and beyond, positioning Smith for continued long-term success. 6


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HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT ERIC S. LANDER DOCTOR OF SCIENCE So Lander set out to balance his love of theory with practice. He began teaching economics and, on the side learned biology, first at Harvard and then at MIT. He loved the collaborations he was able to forge with the scientists he encountered, and he even found a way to build a bridge between his old love and his new flame by applying mathematical theory to genetic diseases. At age 30 he received a “genius” grant from the MacArthur Foundation. It further solidified his path to becoming one of the foremost experts in genetics. Lander, who in addition to his post at the Broad Institute, is a professor of biology at MIT, where he’s been on faculty since 1989, and a professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, where he’s taught since 2004. He has received well-deserved recognition from his peers, having been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition to the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, he has earned such distinguished honors as the Gairdner International Award and the Max Delbrück Medal. He has also received the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research and the New York Academy of Medicine Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science. Earlier this year he accepted the presigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, which recognized his work creating powerful methods for finding the basis of disease. Lander wields a trusted voice in the public and private spheres. He has advised numerous agencies, foundations, and businesses. In 2008 President Obama appointed him to cochair the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. For his pioneering work in the field of genetics, his profound insights into health and disease, and his lifelong dedication to balancing theory with rigorous practice, WPI is honored to confer upon Eric Lander the degree of Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa.

Theory and practice steer the career of Eric Lander, a mathematician-turned-geneticist who is revolutionizing the world's understanding of genes and disease. A pioneer in human genetics, Lander helped lead the Human Genome Project and is now president and founding director of The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, as well as an advisor to President Barack Obama. With immense dedication and an unrelenting drive to solve problems, Lander epitomizes the notion that knowledge has the greatest impact when it is rigorously applied. Throughout his career, Lander has sought answers to fundamental questions about life by breaking large, complex biological systems down into their smallest constituent parts. That’s what he did at the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research, which became a flagship laboratory for the Human Genome Project. There, Lander and his team dedicated themselves to mapping the three billion base pairs that make up the double-stranded DNA molecules packed into human chromosomes. By working with scientists around the world to deconstruct the code for the human organism, they helped build a map scientists can follow to hunt for clues to how we function. In his current work at The Broad Institute, Lander is using that map to chart the role that the genome plays in the biology of diseases like cancer, diabetes, and inflammatory disorders. The institute is home to a small army of interdisciplinary scientists who collaborate to apply genome-based science to medicine. Among their aims is to understand the circuitry of the cell and how it influences health and disease; to identify the biological factors that make us susceptible to disease; and to catalog mutations that may point to better cancer treatments and diagnostic tools. Lander began his career steeped in theory. He graduated as valedictorian from Princeton in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. At the age of 20 he entered Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning his PhD in mathematics in just two years. Despite his enthusiasm for the field, he worried that math would be too solitary a discipline.

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Eric S. Lander Roger W. Ferguson Jr. Rex W. Tillerson Curtis M. Schilling Ursula M. Burns Jeffrey R. Immelt Deborah Dunsire Curtis R. Carlson ’64 Ray Kurzweil Robert P. Moses Ellen Ochoa Dean Kamen ’73 Henry B. Schacht C. Michael Armstrong Eric Hahn ’80 Ronald L. Zarrella ’71 R. Nicholas Burns Norman C. Augustine Kathryn C. Thornton Paul A. Allaire ’60 Cornelius J. Pings Robert D. Ballard Frank Newman Lester C. Thurow Ralph E. Gomory Leo J. Thomas Jr. Robert C. Stempel ’55 Richard W. Lyman Robert E. Tranquada John Lott Brown ’46 Harry J. Gray Howard Thomas Markey Melvin Kranzberg Paul MacCready Jr. John D. deButts George W. Hazzard Jean P. Mayer Carroll L. Wilson Kenneth E. Boulding Elliot Lee Richardson Glenn W. Ferguson James F. Danielli Alvin M. Weinberg Thomas O. Paine Daniel J. Evans Maxwell D. Taylor Antonie T. Knoppers Augustus B. Kinzel Edward W. Brooke

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Leonard Carmichael H. Ladd Plumley Julius Seelye Bixler Carlos P. Romulo James R. Killian Jr. Frederick Andrew Seaton Marshall Bertrand Dalton Carter Lane Burgess John C. Warner Clarence H. Linder Charles F. Kettering Ray A. Moncrieff John Davis Lodge Joel E. Harrell Leverett Saltonstall Arthur Stanton Adams Raymond A. Spruance J. Lester Perry Eugene E. Wilson Karl T. Compton Ira Mosher Robert Theobald Randall Jacobs William Mather Lewis George H. Blakeslee Harry G. Stoddard Charles Francis Adams Bruce Barton William F. Durand Josephus Daniels Bancroft Gherardi Charles R. Gow Channing H. Cox Homer L. Ferguson John T. Donovan ’82 Samuel M. Vauclain Robert I. Rees William H. Hobbs E. B. Craft William E. Wickenden John E. Aldred Ralph Earle George F. Swain Benjamin O. Johnson ’00 Frank Farnum Dresser Everett J. Lake G. Stanley Hall Franklin D. Roosevelt Spencer Miller ’79 8

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Leo H. Baekeland Austin M. Knight Richard C. Maclaurin Mortimer E. Cooley Ira N. Hollis Frederick P. Fish William T. Sedgwick Ira N. Hollis James Pierpont ’86 James Logan Charles F. Scott Charles G. Washburn Robert Fletcher Ira Remsen O. H. Tittmann John K. Rees Nathaniel S. Shaler Edward S. Morse John R. Procter H. S. Pritchett Roger Wolcott G. Stanley Hall Stephen Salisbury Roger Wolcott Frederick T. Greenhalge Homer T. Fuller None A. W. Greeley Francis A. Walker Woodrow Wilson J. W. Powell George H. Williams Robert H. Thurston Birdsey G. Northrop Daniel C. Gilman Eustace C. Fitz Homer T. Fuller Alexander McKenzie William R. Ware Joshua L. Chamberlain Rossiter W. Raymond George S. Boutwell Paul A. Chadbourne Francis A. March Thomas Hill Josiah P. Cook Emory Washburn Andrew P. Peabody William Trowbridge


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DEGREE OF

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Mohammad Mahdi Agheli Hajiabadi BS, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran; MS, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran MECHANICAL ENGINEERING— “Analytical Workspace, Kinematics, and Foot Force– Based Stability of Hexapod Walking Robots” Advisor: Stephen Nestinger

Ning Cao BS, MS, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING— “Secure and Reliable Data Outsourcing in Cloud Computing” Advisor: Wenjing Lou

Alberto Alvarez MENGR, Galileo Institute, France; MS, University of Leeds, UK FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING— “An Integrated Framework for the Next Generation of Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Design Approach Used in Fire Safety Engineering” Advisor: Brian Meacham

Andrew Finan Cavanaugh BS, University of Rhode Island; MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING— “Inverse Synthetic Array Reconciliation Tomography” Advisor: David Cyganski

Awarded: October 12, 2012

Si Chen BS, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING— “Vehicular Dynamic Spectrum Access: Using Cognitive Radio for Automobile Networks” Advisor: Alexander Wyglinski

Awarded: February 15, 2013

Alexander Sullivan Augustine BS, Temple University CHEMICAL ENGINEERING— “Supported Pd and Pd/Alloy Membranes for Water-Gas Shift Catalytic Membrane Reactors” Advisor: Yi Hua Ma

Awarded: February 15, 2013

Gregory Alexander Cole BS, MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute ROBOTICS ENGINEERING— “Modular MRI Guided Device Development System: Development, Validation, and Applications” Advisor: Gregory Fischer

Donald Edward Barry Jr. BA, Colby College; MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute PHYSICS— “Studies of Aggregation Pathways for Amyloidogenic Peptides by Dielectric Relaxation Spectroscopy” Advisor: Izabela Stroe

Jeffrey Richard Court BS, Wentworth Institute of Technology MECHANICAL ENGINEERING— “Estimation of the Concentration from a Moving Gaseous Source in the Atmosphere Using a Guided Sensing Aerial Vehicle” Advisor: Michael Demetriou

Dilli Raj Bhatta MS, Tribhuvan University, Nepal; MS, Western Illinois University MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES— “A Bayesian Test of Independence for Two-way Contingency Tables under Cluster Sampling” Advisor: Balgobin Nandram

Awarded: October 12, 2012

Qingxiong Deng MS, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING— “Exploiting Diversity in Broadband Wireless Relay Networks” Advisor: Andrew Klein

Carlos Eduardo Cardoso Borges BS, IME, Brazil; MS, IMPA, Brazil MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES— “A Multifrequency Method for the Solution of the Acoustic Inverse Scattering Problem” Advisor: Marcus Sarkis

Awarded: October 12, 2012

Awarded: February 15, 2013

Wael Mohamad El Khatib BE Lebanese University, Beirut; MS Worcester Polytechnic Institute MECHANICAL ENGINEERING— “Boundary Conditions for Granular Flows at Penetrable Vibrating Surfaces: Applications to Inclined Flows of Monosized Assemblies and to Sieving of Binary Mixtures” Advisor: Mark Richman

Cecilia Borgonovo BS, MS, University of Bologna, Italy; MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING— “Synthesis of Aluminum-Aluminum Nitride Nanocomposites by Gas-Liquid Reactions” Advisor: Makhlouf Makhlouf

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Zhenyu Guo BS, Beijing Information and Technology Institute; MS, Dalian University of Technology, China COMPUTER SCIENCE— “Visually Mining Interesting Patterns in Multivariate Datasets” Advisor: Matthew Ward

Timothy B. Nelson BS, Worcester State University; MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute COMPUTER SCIENCE— ”First-Order Models for Configuration Analysis” Advisor: Kathryn Fisler Ali Nematbakhsh MS, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran MECHANICAL ENGINEERING— ”A Nonlinear Computational Model of Floating Wind Turbines” Advisor: David Olinger

Awarded: February 15, 2013

Yin Hu BS, Shanghai University, China; MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING— “Improving the Efficiency of Homomorphic Encryption Schemes” Advisor: Berk Sunar

Jozsef Patvarczki BS, Budapest Polytechnic, Hungary; MS, University of Applied Sciences, Germany COMPUTER SCIENCE— “Layout Optimization for Distributed Relational Databases Using Machine Learning” Advisor: Neil Heffernan

Haodong Liang MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES— “Fractal Interfaces and Heat Transmission Problems” Advisor: Umberto Mosco

Awarded: October 12, 2012

Clifford G. Lindsay BS, University of California, San Diego COMPUTER SCIENCE— “Programmable Image-Based Light Capture for Previsualization” Advisor: Emmanuel Agu

Yanjie Peng BS, Huazhong University of Sciences and Technology, China; MS, Fudan University, China ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING— “Design and Implementation of Belief Propagation Symbol Detectors for Wireless Intersymbol Interference Channels” Advisor: Xinming Huang

Harita Menon BS, Delhi University, India; MS, Cochin University, India BIOTECHNOLOGY— “Deciphering the Role of Kekkon5 in BMP Signaling and Cell Junction Biology” Advisor: Joseph Duffy

Awarded: February 15, 2013

Di Pu BS, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China; MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING— ”Primary User Emulation Detection in Cognitive Radio Networks” Advisor: Alexander Wyglinski

Ahsan Munir BTech, Aligarh Muslim Univ, India; MS, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand CHEMICAL ENGINEERING— “Magnetic Nanoparticle Enhanced Actuation Strategy for Mixing, Separation, and Detection of Biomolecules in a Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip System” Advisor: Susan Zhou

Sean Anthony Rocke BS, University of the West Indies, Trinidad; MCM, Coventry University, UK ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING— “On Random Sampling for Compliance Monitoring in Opportunistic Spectrum Access Networks” Advisor: Alexander Wyglinski

Awarded: October 12, 2012

Pranoti Sunil Navare BS, MS, Ramnarain Ruia College, India CHEMISTRY— “Resolution of Pharmaceuticals via Crystallization on Chemically Modified Surfaces” Advisor: John MacDonald

Scott Robert Rockwell BS, University of Tennessee; MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING— “Influence of Coal Dust on Premixed Turbulent Methane-Air Flames” Advisor: Ali Rangwala

Awarded: October 12, 2012

Awarded: October 12, 2012

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Tom Christopher Rust BA, MS, University of Nevada INTERDISCIPLINARY IN SYSTEM DYNAMICS— “Dynamic Analysis of Healthcare Service Delivery: Application of Lean and Agile Concepts” Advisor: Khalid Saeed

Mordecai James Waegell Associate of Arts, Quinsigamond Community College; BS, MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute PHYSICS— “Nonclassical Structures within the N-qubit Pauli Group” Advisor: Padmanabhan Aravind

Michael Anthony Sao Pedro BS, MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute LEARNING SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES— “Real-time Assessment, Prediction, and Scaffolding of Middle School Students’ Data Collection Skills within Physical Science Simulations” Advisor: Janice Gobert

Di Wang BS, Leihang University, China; MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute COMPUTER SCIENCE— “Extending Complex Event Processing for Advanced Applications” Advisor: Elke Rundensteiner

Fei Song BS, MS, Beijing Institute of Technology, China COMPUTER SCIENCE— “Practical and Theoretical Applications of the Regularity Lemma” Advisor: Gabor Sarkozy

Yingying Wei BS, Central South University, China; MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING— “Simulation, Optimization, and Development of Thermo-Chemical Diffusion Processes” Advisor: Richard Sisson

Hao Su BS, Harbin Institute of Technology, China; MS, State University of New York at Buffalo MECHANICAL ENGINEERING— “Force Sensing and Teleoperation of Continuum Robot for MRI-Guided Surgery” Advisor: Gregory Fischer

Jun Yang BS, Hebei University of Technology, China; MS, Dalian University of Technology, China MECHANICAL ENGINEERING— “A Smoothed Dissipative Particle Dynamics Methodology For Wall-Bounded Domains” Advisor: Nikolaos Gatsonis

Ning Sun BS, Hefei University, China; MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING— “Friction Stir Processing of Aluminum Alloys” Advisor: Diran Apelian

Yunxing Ye BS, Zhe Jiang University, China; MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING— “Bounds on RF Cooperative Localization for Video Capsule Endoscopy” Advisor: Kaveh Pahlavan

Awarded: October 12, 2012

Angela Marie Throm Quinlan BS, St. Louis University BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AND MEDICAL PHYSICS— “Mechanical Activation of Valvular Interstitial Cell Phenotype” Advisor: Kristen Billiar

Christopher Arthur Zoto BA, Assumption College CHEMISTRY— “Structural and Photophysical Properties of Internal Charge Transfer 2-Arylidene and 2,5-Diarylidene Cyclopentanones” Advisor: Robert Connors

Awarded: October 12, 2012

Walter Thomas Towner Jr. MBA, Babson College; BS, MS OIT, MS MFE Worcester Polytechnic Institute MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING— “The Design of Engineering Education as a Manufacturing System” Advisor: Christopher Brown

Awarded: October 12, 2012

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DEGREE OF

MASTER OF SCIENCE Brian James Abcunas Power Systems Management

Marina A. Atwood Mechanical Engineering

Paola Cecilia Beltran Mechanical Engineering

Alana Marie Aubin Financial Mathematics

Callie Lynn Benson Materials Science & Engineering

Adil Aziz Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ivan Andrey Berezin Materials Science & Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Nan Bai Marketing & Technological Innovation

Michael C. Berlied Mechanical Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Paul Edward Abt Systems Engineering Essuman Jojo Acquaah Electrical & Computer Engineering Joel Douglas Adams Mechanical Engineering Valerie Lynn Adams Fire Protection Engineering Chingkhei Akoijam Electrical & Computer Engineering Mohammed Ali Aldaffa Manufacturing Engineering

Yang Bai Materials Science & Engineering Zhidong Bai Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Kamal Manhal Aljazireh Fire Protection Engineering

Melissa Ann Banks Mechanical Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Jeffrey Michael Barden Applied Mathematics

Robert Steven Allen Materials Science & Engineering

James Allan Bassett Fire Protection Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Christopher David Alley Systems Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded October 12, 2012

Mark H. Bastille Systems Engineering

Christopher Gregg Arensdorf Electrical & Computer Engineering Hildebrando Arguello Systems Engineering

Andrew Louis Biro Materials Science & Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Jason Bennett Blydenburgh Materials Science & Engineering Joshua M. Bodah Computer Science Jeffrey Michael Borden Systems Engineering Tirsha Ann Bouthot Systems Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Luz Del Carmen Batista Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Gregory Andujar Mechanical Engineering

Vipul T. Bhagat Power Systems Management

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Tyler Matthew Andrade Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Bradford Matthew Baker Information Technology

Armand L. Allen Jr. Systems Engineering

Mallory Elizabeth Berry Mechanical Engineering

Kaitlyn Marie Brady Applied Statistics Awarded February 15, 2013

Joseph Brian Bauer Mechanical Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Rebecca Lynn Brawner Mechanical Engineering

Daniel Christopher Belber Mechanical Engineering

Kathie A. Breen Systems Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Corey Ty Belhumeur Computer Science

Andre Breneville Civil Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

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Jason Adam Briggs Power Systems Management

Michael Andrew Carter Mechanical Engineering

John Michael Collins Systems Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Jonathan Harvey Buckley Materials Science & Engineering

Carl William Chappell Fire Protection Engineering

Travis Fredrick Collins Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Kelly Meghan Buffum Materials Science & Engineering Christopher William Butcher Operations Design & Leadership Awarded February 15, 2013

Jason William Butler Fire Protection Engineering

Anqi Chen Information Technology Bingying Chen Marketing & Technological Innovation

William MacDowell Coon Computer Science Awarded October 12, 2012

Matthew MacGregor Copeland Materials Science & Engineering Lee Bryan Correa Systems Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Jin Chen Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Hang Cai Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jingcheng Chen Electrical & Computer Engineering

Julien Courtois Chemical Engineering

Michael R. Camara Systems Engineering

Lianmu Chen Electrical & Computer Engineering

Anthony William Crasso Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Andre Reginald Campbell Power Systems Management Awarded February 15, 2013

Shan Cao Information Technology Ye Cao Materials Science & Engineering Zhibo Cao Mechanical Engineering Frank R. Capostagno Systems Engineering Caitlin Patricia Carbonello Civil Engineering Frank J. Carnevale Computer Science Jonathan Edward Carpenter Fire Protection Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Liuxi Chen Information Technology Taoye Chen Applied Statistics Wei Chen Electrical & Computer Engineering Zhilu Chen Electrical & Computer Engineering Cheng Cheng Computer Science Raymond K.C. Cheng Fire Protection Engineering

William F. Crowell Power Systems Management Jessy Lee Cusack Mechanical Engineering R. Gary Cutbill Systems Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Gil F. DaCosta Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Orville Alexander Clarke Power Systems Management Awarded February 15, 2013

Patrick James Coffey Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Christopher L. Carson Electrical & Computer Engineering

Cristina Cappello Fouraux Crespo Civil Engineering

Chenyun Dai Electrical & Computer Engineering Yifan Dai Manufacturing Engineering Diana Damyanova System Dynamics Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Timothy John Coffey Electrical & Computer Engineering

Erin Deborah Carter Mechanical Engineering

Angelo Robert Collatos Biology & Biotechnology

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

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Jason Andrew Daniels Fire Protection Engineering Meera Dasog Electrical & Computer Engineering


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Gregory Alexander Davidson Mechanical Engineering Awarded October 12, 20123

Richard William Davis Mechanical Engineering Michael Anthony De Anda Interactive Media & Game Development Mathew P. DeDonato Robotics Engineering Alexandra Marie Dempsey Systems Engineering

Matthew Patrick Driscoll Marketing & Technological Innovation

Yang Fei Information Technology

Awarded February 15, 2013

Min Feng Materials Science & Engineering

Kevin Thomas Ducharme Civil Engineering

Shiyun Feng Operations Design & Leadership

Evan Thomas Duderewicz Marketing & Technological Innovation

Erika L. Fiala Information Technology

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded October 12, 2012

Ina Duka Electrical & Computer Engineering

Joseph Anthony Filardi Systems Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Katherine Marie Dupre Electrical & Computer Engineering

Haokun Deng Materials Science & Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Charles Edward Fisher III Applied Mathematics

Ethan Fuller Dutton Mechanical Engineering

Robert William Flaherty Mechanical Engineering

Qinzhong Deng Materials Science & Engineering Jackson Paul DeWeese Financial Mathematics

Awarded October 12, 2012

Jeffrey Alan Egan Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ryan Patrick Foley Fire Protection Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded October 12, 2012

Hao Ding Electrical & Computer Engineering Yizhen Ding Operations Design & Leadership Matthew Thomas Doherty Mechanical Engineering

Richard Lawrence Emberley Fire Protection Engineering Richard Lawrence Emberley Civil Engineering

Mari Keiko Freitas Mechanical Engineering Evan John Frenn Computer Science Ruijun Fu Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hiromu Enoki Computer Science

Awarded February 15, 2013

Jialiang Dong Marketing & Technological Innovation

Carl R. Erhard Electrical & Computer Engineering

Michael Vincent Fusaro Computer Science

Kenian Dong Financial Mathematics

Sawsan Eskander Applied Mathematics

Awarded February 15, 2013

Ashwin Dongare Information Technology James Michael Doucet Jr. Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

William Kinsey Downes Environmental Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded October 12, 2012

Aleksander Gamlemshaug Fire Protection Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Brigitte Buhler Falke Systems Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Jie Gao Mechanical Engineering

Jun Fan Computer Science

Kong Gao Operations Design & Leadership

Christopher Francis Farren Mechanical Engineering

Joseph P. Gargano Information Technology

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Philip Walter Gauthier Mechanical Engineering Matthew John Gdula Power Systems Management Lingling Ge Marketing & Technological Innovation

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Kenneth Hartlaub Systems Engineering

Nathaniel P. Holmes Systems Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Mark Tyler Hawthorne Computer Science

Hanlin Hong Robotics Engineering

Rens Francis Hayes IV Civil Engineering

Nathan Rosendo Horvath Mechanical Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Yishuang Geng Electrical & Computer Engineering Anthony Giacomo Gianfrancesco Physics

Haiting He Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ta-Jen Hou Materials Science & Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Tiantian He Marketing & Technological Innovation

Jennifer Lee Hoyt Fire Protection Engineering

Wenmin He Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jia Hu Financial Mathematics

Awarded February 15, 2013

Yao He Operations Design & Leadership

Junling Hu Financial Mathematics

Donald George Goosman Fire Protection Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded October 12, 2012

Paul Anthony Healy Mechanical Engineering

Shawn Andrew Giatas Civil Engineering Simard Lawrence Altidor Glemaud Systems Engineering

Justin Abilio Gouveia Mechanical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Chun Huang Electrical & Computer Engineering Fei Huang Chemistry

Sindhoor Hegde Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Jessica Rae Hermosillo Electrical & Computer Engineering

Steven Huang Mechanical Engineering

Luke Thomas Gregory Mechanical Engineering

Richard Fernando Hermosillo Electrical & Computer Engineering

Laura Allyson Hubelbank Systems Engineering

Brendan Charles Gove Mechanical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Kenneth James Gross Power Systems Management Awarded February 15, 2013

Jing Gu Materials Science & Engineering

Alexander Scott Hindley Mechanical Engineering Joshua Craig Hines Mechanical Engineering

Jonathan E. Hughes Electrical & Computer Engineering Zachary Lakin Humerick Chemical Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Nguyenho Ho Applied Mathematics

Tong Guo Mechanical Engineering

Bryan Francis Hobbs Computer Science

Zhenkun Guo Manufacturing Engineering

Jeffrey Alan Hoffman Mechanical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Wenzhi Ji Biomedical Engineering

Michael James Hagan Fire Protection Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Daniel Christopher Hoinsky Mechanical Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

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Ero Ana Iordanou Mechanical Engineering Muzhtaba Tawkeer Islam Electrical & Computer Engineering

Zhe Ji Electrical & Computer Engineering


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Qizhong Jiang Financial Mathematics

Wallace Harlow Krumpholz Systems Engineering

Gaetan Lemoine Chemical Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Zhao Jin Financial Mathematics

Paul Leszek Ksiazek Computer Science

Nelson John Fire Protection Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Scott Andrew Kuzdeba Electrical & Computer Engineering

Craig Michael Jones Biomedical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Antonia Dacey La Bella Mechanical Engineering

Samant Kakarla Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

John Martin Lally Power Systems Management

Elaheh Kamaloo Chemical Engineering

Kenneth A. Lamb Jr. Manufacturing Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Joel Kenneth Kearns Mechanical Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Brian Michael Lamothe Mechanical Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Haitham Khanji Power Systems Management Awarded October 12, 2012

Yufen Lan Information Technology

JungMi Kim Civil Engineering

Gina Marie Landini Mechanical Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Antonio Lara Power Systems Management

Longshuo Li Operations Design & Leadership Na Li Marketing & Technological Innovation Peiwei Li Materials Science & Engineering Shen Li Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Shoujing Li Computer Science Ting Li Mechanical Engineering Yan Li Marketing & Technological Innovation Yejin Li Electrical & Computer Engineering Yifan Li Electrical & Computer Engineering

Steven Richard Kirejczyk Construction Project Management

Awarded February 15, 2013

Zehao Li Physics

Thomas Michael Knowland Jr. Power Systems Management

Sarah Elizabeth Lax Mechanical Engineering

Chang Liu Operations Design & Leadership

Awarded February 15, 2013

Daniel D. Knox Chemical Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Alan H. Lazaros Marketing & Technological Innovation

Du Liu Electrical & Computer Engineering

Kenneth Philip Kohlbrenner Environmental Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Fan Liu Materials Science & Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Owen Sloan Leach Interactive Media & Game Development

Guangya Liu Materials Science & Engineering

Kishor Koirala Electrical & Computer Engineering Sujan Reddy Kota Computer Science

Jennifer Ann Lee Fire Protection Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Mark Christopher Kowaleski Biomedical Engineering

Gerald Mark LeGrand Fire Protection Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Weiliang Liu Materials Science & Engineering Wenlong Liu Computer Science Xiaolei Liu Financial Mathematics Awarded February 15, 2013

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Zhuoran Liu Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Christopher Joseph Marini Mechanical Engineering

Stephen James Mills Mechanical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Stephanie Renee Livsey Electrical & Computer Engineering Jiao Long Financial Mathematics Nicholas Alan Long Electrical & Computer Engineering Chenlu Lou Marketing & Technological Innovation Awarded February 15, 2013

Kunal Marwah Biomedical Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Bradfor Roland Marx Mechanical Engineering

Alec Seth Mitnik Computer Science Paul James Moan Fire Protection Engineering Francis Joseph Morehouse Systems Engineering

Peter Massari Systems Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

John P. Morgan Systems Engineering

Pamela Lynn McCarthy Environmental Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Wencai Lu Marketing & Technological Innovation

Mitchell Jeffrey McClune Mechanical Engineering

Yunqi Lu Financial Mathematics

Baillie Rae McNally Mechanical Engineering

Diego Lugo Management

Irene Frances McSweeney Environmental Engineering

Gwendolyn Catherine Luke Robotics Engineering

Aliya Dosanova Meduna Materials Science & Engineering

Zhisui Luo Applied Statistics

Keegan Nathaniel Mehrtens Mechanical Engineering

Stanley C. Mui Mechanical Engineering Daniel Richard Mullen Mechanical Engineering R. Bruce Munroe Systems Engineering Chao Na Electrical & Computer Engineering Syed Kazim Naqvi Mechanical Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Andrew Ross Lybarger Mechanical Engineering Katerina Mangaroska Information Technology

Dongwei Mei Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mark Anthony Nelson Robotics Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded October 12, 2012

Dora Luz Mejia Arango Information Technology

Jonathan Berry Eiting Lewis Newsome Electrical & Computer Engineering

Deborah Goodeill Manning Power Systems Management

Ernest Arthur Mello Mechanical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

John Mar Mechanical Engineering

James T. Melvin Jr. Civil Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Jay Douglas Miller Systems Engineering

Mario Angelo Marchio Power Systems Management

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded October 12, 2012

Lyle Judson Miller Fire Protection Engineering

Cory S. Margand Operations Design & Leadership

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded October 12, 2012

Sean Thomas Miller Fire Protection Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

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John Lon Niewola Jr. Mechanical Engineering Kristina Rose Nigro Management Awarded February 15, 2013

Bahador Nooraei Beidokht Computer Science Awarded October 12, 2012

Austin Noto-Moniz Computer Science


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Jay J. Nunes Materials Science & Engineering

Joshua Herve Plasse Applied Mathematics

Austin Terrence Rios Electrical & Computer Engineering

Daniel Joseph Nyren Mechanical Engineering

Stephen Michael Poppa Mechanical Engineering

Mitchell Schedler O'Bryant Fire Protection Engineering

Kimberly Hein Powers Fire Protection Engineering

Nicholas J. O'Keefe Systems Engineering

Christopher John Pryor Financial Mathematics

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Lori Ann Ronayne Management

Nathan Samuel Olivarez Electrical & Computer Engineering

Yingmei Qi Computer Science

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Jeffrey Scott Rosen Fire Protection Engineering

Yumeng Qiu Computer Science

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Matthew Adrien Rotier Mechanical Engineering

Matthew Charles Quitadamo Civil Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Gentian Rrudho Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Erik Silkie Oliver Mechanical Engineering Mahmoud Omar Osman Fire Protection Engineering Xinyao Ou Marketing & Technological Innovation Awarded February 15, 2013

Gregory Jackson Overton Manufacturing Engineering David Michael Pabisz Systems Engineering

Michael Alexander Raineri Electrical & Computer Engineering Ramya Raman Information Technology

Awarded February 15, 2013

Gerard J. Rauth Fire Protection Engineering

Rafael Panos Power Systems Management

Juelaila J. Raziuddin Learning Sciences & Technology

Awarded October 12, 2012

Adam Cole Panzica Robotics Engineering Adam Timothy Payne Systems Engineering

Jacqueline Lorraine Regan Fire Protection Engineering Matthew Lawrence Ribeiro Environmental Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Linda Ellen Rich Bioscience Administration

Todd Marc Pearson Fire Protection Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Gregory John Richmond Management

Fei Peng Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Daniel Bruce Pierson Mechanical Engineering Julian P. Plante Systems Engineering

Lance Michael Rikala Mechanical Engineering Breanna Jean Rinaldo Management

Awarded February 15, 2013

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Marshall Linwood Ripley Power Systems Management Awarded February 15, 2013

Annette M. Rivera Robotics Engineering

Mason Joichi Ruffing Mechanical Engineering Amit Parshuram Sail Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

James Patrick Salzano Mechanical Engineering David Roy Sansoucy Mechanical Engineering Alexandra Faith Sanz-Guerrero Mechanical Engineering Sean Sarkar Electrical & Computer Engineering Daniel William Schaefer Manufacturing Engineering Yann-Frederic Moukoudi Schoenhagen Mechanical Engineering Patrick Ahmaad Scott Robotics Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012


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Gerard Joseph Sevigny Systems Engineering

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MAY 11, 2013

Christopher Michael Stanton Environmental Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Bandish B. Shah Systems Engineering

Michael Ernest Taft Systems Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

David S. Stec Bioscience Administration Awarded October 12, 2012

Lun Tan Electrical & Computer Engineering

Alyson Joyce Stuer Civil Engineering

Shiqi Tao Operations Design & Leadership

Yalu Su Operations Design & Leadership

Yukun Tao Materials Science & Engineering

Yi Su Financial Mathematics

Jared Adam Tardy Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dennis Gregory Sullivan Fire Protection Engineering

Can Tatar Computer Science

Awarded October 12, 2012

Kamal J. Shah Robotics Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Catherine Anne Shea Mechanical Engineering Chen Shen Financial Mathematics Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded October 12, 2012

Meng Shen Marketing & Technological Innovation

Shawn William Sullivan Mechanical Engineering

Brian Christopher Tate Electrical & Computer Engineering

Qingnan Shi Financial Mathematics

Hong Sun Information Technology

Yuan Shi Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Yiqian Sun Marketing & Technological Innovation

Ross Michael Simpson Electrical & Computer Engineering

Yuxiang Sun Financial Mathematics

Anuj Singh Information Technology

Jenna Sara Surette Fire Protection Engineering

Sonia Sinha Bioscience Administration

Boris Arnoldovich Svirchuk Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Krishnan Thiruvengadam Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

James Ronald Thomas II Fire Protection Engineering Chaoyang Ti Mechanical Engineering Chuan Tian Mechanical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Derrick Michael Tjernlund Fire Protection Engineering

William T. Skene Fire Protection Engineering

Lauren Elizabeth Swalec Fire Protection Engineering

Dana Marie Tomaszewicz Systems Engineering

Terrance R. Snider Systems Engineering

Stephen Andrew Torregrossa Mechanical Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Jeffrey Ross Swana Biology & Biotechnology Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Eirik Sperrud Fire Protection Engineering

Pranay Pratap Swar Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ty N. Tremblay Robotics Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Joseph William Spokis Jr. Fire Protection Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Norman Donald Sproehnle Jr. Power Systems Management

Awarded October 12, 2012

Charles N. Tripp Environmental Engineering

Sharon M. Szelag Materials Science & Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Edward Kalust Tacvorian Biomedical Engineering

Takashi Tsuchiya Mechanical Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

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George Brian Vachris Fire Protection Engineering

Ting Wang Operations Design & Leadership

Wenqiang Xiao Operations Design & Leadership

Wantang Wang Marketing & Technological Innovation

Yunyun Xiao Operations Design & Leadership

Awarded October 12, 2012

Saurabh Sudhir Vaidya Information Technology Mark F. Vanacore Mechanical Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Xiaoting Wang Marketing & Technological Innovation

Ruoyu Xie Marketing & Technological Innovation Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Kevin Michael Vanslette Physics Maria I. Vassilieva Mechanical Engineering Harika Velamala Electrical & Computer Engineering

Yan Wang Materials Science & Engineering Yao Wang Mechanical Engineering

Xin Xie Electrical & Computer Engineering Xinchen Xie Electrical & Computer Engineering

Logan Kenneth Wante Computer Science

Yuyang Xie Marketing & Technological Innovation

Kellie Lynne Waterman Chemical Engineering

Baoyuan Xing Electrical & Computer Engineering

Frederick George Richard von Roth III Fire Protection Engineering

Liying Wei Materials Science & Engineering

Kaiyu Xiong Marketing & Technological Innovation

Awarded February 15, 2013

Michael Robin Weinstein Mechanical Engineering

Chunjie Wang Operations Design & Leadership

Awarded February 15, 2013

Erkang Xu Electrical & Computer Engineering

Thomas Michael Weldon Power Systems Management

Ke Xu Electrical & Computer Engineering

Marc Franklin Weller Environmental Engineering

Mu Xu Operations Design & Leadership

Francisco Javier Verdeja Perez Power Systems Management Awarded February 15, 2013

Fangxi Wang Materials Science & Engineering Jie Wang Applied Statistics

Awarded February 15, 2013

Jue Wang Financial Mathematics

Alexander Lee White Computer Science

Weilan Xu Marketing & Technological Innovation

Kefei Wang Electrical & Computer Engineering

Skyler Barrett Whorton Computer Science

Yichao Joy Xu Electrical & Computer Engineering

Christopher Edward Wisel Mechanical Engineering

Garrett I. Yablonski Mechanical Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Lin Wang Electrical & Computer Engineering Mengting Wang Marketing & Technological Innovation

Awarded October 12, 2012

Lu Yan Financial Mathematics

Michael Bennett Wixon Learning Sciences & Technology

Awarded February 15, 2013

Quanhao Wang Mechanical Engineering

William Chiu-Kit Wong Fire Protection Engineering

Shi Yan Materials Science & Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

Rui Wang Electrical & Computer Engineering

Qinxin Wu Materials Process Engineering

Xiaoan Yan Mechanical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded October 12, 2012

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Jingyi Yang Operations Design & Leadership Li Yang Applied Statistics Yifei Yang Operations Design & Leadership

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Jiefei Zhang Marketing & Technological Innovation

Zhe Zhao Marketing & Technological Innovation

Kewen Zhang Mechanical Engineering

Xin Zheng Electrical & Computer Engineering

Lecheng Zhang Electrical & Computer Engineering

Yang Zheng Computer Science Awarded February 15, 2013

Zhilin Yang Marketing & Technological Innovation

Shuaishuai Zhang Financial Mathematics

Shun Yao Electrical & Computer Engineering

Tan Zhang Electrical & Computer Engineering

Yuanbin Yao Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Xu Zhang Marketing & Technological Innovation

Yuying Yao Financial Mathematics

Yanyi Zhang Electrical & Computer Engineering

Zhihao Yao Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ying Zhang Marketing & Technological Innovation

Jiani Yin Applied Statistics Awarded October 12, 2012

Yining Zhang Electrical & Computer Engineering

Katiegrace Youngsma Robotics Engineering

Yunyun Zhang Applied Statistics

Awarded October 12, 2012

Huaxia Yu Materials Science & Engineering Shixin Yu Marketing & Technological Innovation Mengying Yuan Materials Science & Engineering Andrew David Zafft Computer Science Marisa Catherine Zemsky Applied Mathematics Bingwen Zhang Electrical & Computer Engineering Dazhi Zhang Computer Science Awarded October 12, 2012

Billy Zhong Electrical & Computer Engineering Kuo Zhong Marketing & Technological Innovation Mo Zhou Electrical & Computer Engineering Xinwei Zhou Financial Mathematics Yisa Zhou Marketing & Technological Innovation Yuchao Zhou Information Technology Zhaokun Zhou Marketing & Technological Innovation

Zetian Zhang Mechanical Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Zilong Zhang Electrical & Computer Engineering

Menglan Zhuang Operations Design & Leadership

Jing Zhao Electrical & Computer Engineering

Samir Zutshi Robotics Engineering

Lu Zhao Civil Engineering Tong Zhao Electrical & Computer Engineering Yafei Zhao Mechanical Engineering Yunfeng Zhao Financial Mathematics Yuyang Zhao Materials Science & Engineering

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DEGREE OF

MASTER OF ENGINEERING Daniel Alan Barrows Biomedical Engineering

Rong Li Electrical & Computer Engineering

David Da Song Biomedical Engineering

Sean Thomas Carlin Electrical & Computer Engineering

Stefan Srdjan Mrkic Electrical & Computer Engineering

Xin Su Biomedical Engineering

Heather Ann Cirka Biomedical Engineering

Franco Antonio Oshiro Biomedical Engineering

Kunal Girish Talvadkar Biomedical Engineering

Brenton Michael Fedele Electrical & Computer Engineering

Catherine Michelle Lyons Pongan Biomedical Engineering

Christopher Richard Vance Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded October 12, 2012

Carl Anthony Grilo Electrical & Computer Engineering

Heeran Ramberan Electrical & Computer Engineering

Michael Dallas Wolf Power Systems Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Jeffrey David Richard Power Systems Engineering

Jiajun Xu Electrical & Computer Engineering

Andrew T. Guild Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Michelle Frances Guiney Biomedical Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Heidi Passe Robertson Biomedical Engineering

Michael Christopher Hyde Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jonathan Edward Salsman Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Dung C. Lam Electrical & Computer Engineering

Allison Marie Sibiga Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mohamed Tarek Yatim Biomedical Engineering Brendan Arash Zarechian Biomedical Engineering Tian Zheng Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

DEGREE OF

MASTER OF MATHEMATICS FOR EDUCATORS Carrie E. W. Bernstein

William Francis Ellis Jr.

Kimberly Victoria Brady

Sandra Hannon

Christopher Adam Dawson Peter Matthew DeCaro Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Kathleen Mary Harty Nancy Feaster Lowery Awarded October 12, 2012

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Katherine Susan McCabe Awarded October 12, 2012

Kathleen Bowler O'Leary Awarded October 12, 2012

Kristen Marie Reid


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DEGREE OF

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Mohammed Ali Aldaffa

Timothy Charles Fox

Anup Shyam Babani

Joseph Peter Gasparino Jr.

Daniel James Bernier

Jeanine Gordon

Manish Priyank Busi

Yuhan Hua

Brett Allen Chambers

Rosana Nasamento Hutchins

Herman P. Chang

Bryan Ray Kaanta

Giuseppe E. Contini

Paul Joseph Langlois

Vanessa K. Craveiro Awarded October 12, 2012

Gonzalo Cruz Blanco Jean Donald Damas Awarded October 12, 2012

Michael David Demers II

Naren G. Nayak James Martin Nolan III Awarded February 15, 2013

Richard C. Nolin

Awarded February 15, 2013

Sarah Eve LaRose Awarded October 12, 2012

Rachel Ilyse LeBlanc Stephen Frederick Lotterhand Jr. Awarded February 15, 2013

Jaishankar Padmanabhan Girindra Rajkumar Raisinghani Fabio E. Rosa Awarded February 15, 2013

George Carmino Spino Awarded February 15, 2013

Robert B. Trusch Awarded October 12, 2012

Melissa Kay Verrill Brian M. Wozniak

Awarded February 15, 2013

Elangovan Madhivanan

Chelsey Rae Elliott

Brian Todd Martin

Yang Yu

David John Morrison

Awarded February 15, 2013

Kamal Natarajan

Yan Zhu

Awarded February 15, 2013

Andrea Janet Flynn Awarded February 15, 2013

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Awarded February 15, 2013


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DEGREE OF

BACHELOR OF ARTS Susan Marie Brennan Environmental & Sustainability Studies Minor in Organizational Leadership

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Rachel Page Hickcox Environmental & Sustainability Studies

* * Lindsey Rose Machamer Environmental & Sustainability Studies

Douglas Alan Gardiner Environmental & Sustainability Studies Minor in Economics Minor in Mathematics

* * Gabriela Cassiopeia Nunez-Mir Environmental & Sustainability Studies *

Xuanya "Bill" Zhang Liberal Arts & Engineering

Christina M. McGlew Environmental & Sustainability Studies Awarded February 15, 2013

DEGREE OF

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Joseph P. Allen II Civil Engineering

* * Nouran Abdelfattah Biochemistry Biology and Biotechnology

Awarded February 15, 2013

* *

Dunia Yousef Abdulrazak Electrical & Computer Engineering * Christian Anthony Acosta Mechanical Engineering

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Matthew Stephen Allen Electrical & Computer Engineering

Carl Joseph Anderson Jr. Industrial Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Robert Steven Allen Mechanical Engineering

Nediva Tara Anderson Biomedical Engineering

Stephen Joseph Allen Biochemistry

Erin Marie Agar Biology and Biotechnology

Awarded October 12, 2012

* * Bethany Marie Padinha Almeida Biomedical Engineering Professional Writing Minor in Spanish

Zaki Siraj Akhtar Aerospace Engineering

Mohammad Abdullah Alshuqaiq Chemical Engineering

Tyler Harold Albee Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics

David Alspaugh Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Minor in German

Paul J. Aguiar Mechanical Engineering

Francisco Javier Amador Castro Industrial Engineering

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Warren Charles Anderson Mathematical Sciences

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Jared Thomas Andrews Computer Science

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Steven Andrews Aerospace Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

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Troy Alexander Psychological Science *

Noor Mohammad Ali Biology and Biotechnology David Allen Chemical Engineering

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Mason Douglas Andruskiewicz Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology Minor in International Studies

Roberto Antonio Alvarado Physics

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William Farrell Alves Management Engineering with Mechanical Engineering

Nes達-Maria Ashley Anglin Biomedical Engineering Minor in Materials

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Joseph Augusto Angulo Civil Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

* * With High Distinction * With Distinction

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Tanvir Anjum Electrical & Computer Engineering

Keon Seok Bang Mechanical Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

Emily Graham Anness Environmental Engineering Naumaan Ansari Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

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Catherine Anne Bannish Biomedical Engineering Minor in Materials

Yiling Bao Biology and Biotechnology

Awarded October 12, 2012

Randal Glendon Bemis Biology and Biotechnology * * Dhia Ben Haddej Interdisciplinary *

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James Arsenault Civil Engineering *

Jonas Albert Ayo Bellini Civil Engineering

* * Christopher Jeffrey Bannon Chemical Engineering

Onyedi J. Anyansi Computer Science Alessandro Aquadro Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

Virginia Rose Bell Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Chemistry

Jacob Alexander Baril Mechanical Engineering

Andrew Michael Bennett Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

Dylan Hadley Barnhill Mechanical Engineering

Kerrin Marie Beovich Biology and Biotechnology

Gimo Barrera Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

Sinan Saad Asaad Biomedical Engineering Minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Megan Elizabeth Barriga Chemistry Minor in German

Awarded February 15, 2013

Jeremy Marc Berman Management Minor in Mathematics Allyson Judith Bernard Management Engineering with Operations Management Awarded October 12, 2012

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Lukas Josef Aschbacher Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Minor in German Peter Blanker Aspinwall Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in Entrepreneurship

* * *

Mika D. Ayenson Computer Science

Nicholas John Beasley Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design *

* Emma Elizabeth Begbie Biochemistry Biology and Biotechnology

Farrah Munther Baara Biochemistry

Anthony Jon Begins Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanical Minor in Manufacturing Engineering

Bradford D. Bailey Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

Christopher Carl Bailey-Gates Biomedical Engineering

Aaron Virgile Behanzin Biomedical Engineering *

Alexander Robert Anthony Beliveau Biomedical Engineering

Sydney Elizabeth Baker Chemical Engineering

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Stephen J. Berselli Management Information Systems Richard Alex Beski Jr. Mechanical Engineering Minor in Physics Minor in International Studies

Danielle R. Beaulieu Interdisciplinary in Medical Physics

* * Erin Elizabeth Beaulieu Biology and Biotechnology

Gregory Jeffrey Bailey Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design *

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Nancy Bezies Chemical Engineering Minor in Business

* * Tuhina Bhattacharya Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology Minor in Writing and Rhetoric Aaron Gindi Bianchi Electrical & Computer Engineering Dylan Raymond Billings Aerospace Engineering * * Syed Athar Bin Amir Electrical & Computer Engineering Biomedical Engineering


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* * Alexandra Lynn Birch Biomedical Engineering Minor in Materials

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Eric Joseph Brigham Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

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* * Lauren Hayley Bisacky Mechanical Engineering

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Michael Justin Brigham Computer Science

* * Adam L. Cadwallader Environmental Engineering

Keith Stephen Black Environmental Engineering Minor in Environmental & Sustainable Studies * * Allen Purcell Blaylock Electrical & Computer Engineering *

Julie A. Bliss Environmental Engineering

* * Nicholas F. Broulidakis Mechanical Engineering *

Awarded February 15, 2013

Adam Blumenau Robotics Engineering *

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Sarah Jean Bober Mathematical Sciences Ricardo Bonhomme Management Engineering with Manufacturing Engineering Matthew James Bourque Mechanical Engineering

* * Donal James Boyd Chemical Engineering

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Awarded October 12, 2012

* * Michael Joseph Brauckmann Robotics Engineering Society, Technology & Policy Minor in Computer Science *

Elliott Stewart Calamari Robotics Engineering

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Bryce Lawrence Calvetti Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

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Andrew Cole Camire Biology and Biotechnology

Frank Daniel Bruton Mechanical Engineering with Materials Science and Engineering Minor in Chemistry

Ian Campbell Mechanical Engineering

Lucas Jin Brutvan Chemical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Adam Marcus Campisi Aerospace Engineering *

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Kelly Meghan Buffum Mechanical Engineering

Scott Joseph Burger Electrical & Computer Engineering Robotics Engineering Minor in Computer Science

* * Valerie Sharon Butler Aerospace Engineering *

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William Bryson Caproni Electrical & Computer Engineering Zachary Manuel Card Computer Science * * Derek Carey Management Information Systems Minor in Computer Science *

Michael Byron Management Engineering with Civil Engineering Conrad Bzura Biomedical Engineering Minor in German

Shawna Leigh Brierly Civil Engineering

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Andrew Bowers Canniff Civil Engineering Blair John Capriotti Jr. Aerospace Engineering Minor in Physics

William Henry Bugden IV Mechanical Engineering with Astronautics

Daniel Paul Brandon Biology and Biotechnology Jeremy Matthew Brassard Biology and Biotechnology

Jeremy Scott Brown Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

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* * Edgar J. Buenrostro Mechanical Engineering Minor in Computer Science

Christopher John Boyle Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing * * Christopher G. Brandmaier Mechanical Engineering

Zephyr Dana Cady Chemical Engineering

Patrick Philip Brodeur Electrical & Computer Engineering Joshua Brodin Civil Engineering

Aileen Caceres Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology

Andelle Dorri Carlson Kudzal Chemical Engineering Minor in History Minor in Materials David D. Carlson Mathematical Sciences

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Ryan Scott Casey Interactive Media & Game Development


COMMENCEMENT

* * Christopher Robert Casola Computer Science Minor in Management Information Systems Minor in Management *

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Raymond Vincent Casola Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

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Yunxin Chen Industrial Engineering

* * Emily Claire Colpas Biology and Biotechnology

Giles William Chickering Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Biochemistry

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Caroline Teresa Concannon Biomedical Engineering

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Sarah Colleen Connors Chemical Engineering with Environmental

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Kathryn Alaina Conoby Environmental Engineering Minor in Music

Peter Matthew Chunis Biomedical Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

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Bianca Marie Castagna Environmental Engineering

* * Ivy Bartolo Castro Biochemistry Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Psychology

Jennifer Marie Cicchetti Biomedical Engineering Minor in Mechanical Engineering *

Paul David Ciolek Aerospace Engineering

*

Hillary Allison Cirka Biology and Biotechnology Minor in German

Chelsea E. Cook Mechanical Engineering *

* * William E. Caulfield Jr. Computer Science Minor in Interactive Media & Game Development Emily Caroline Cavanaugh Biology and Biotechnology Kyle Patrick Lopez Cayabyab Management Engineering with Electrical and Computer Engineering

* * Alexandra Clemente Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biochemistry Jonathan Gregory Cline Biology and Biotechnology

Tyler John Chambers Civil Engineering Anna Kathryn Chase Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design *

James N. Corsini Electrical & Computer Engineering

*

Christa Colleen Coscia Biology and Biotechnology Rachele Barbara Cox Biology and Biotechnology

*

Kyle Davis Crathern Aerospace Engineering

*

Andrew John Creeth Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in Computer Science Awarded February 15, 2013

Paul Stephen Crosby Aerospace Engineering

Eric James Cobane Robotics Engineering

Cynthia Louise Chelius Chemical Engineering with Biochemical

Xu Chen Electrical & Computer Engineering

*

* * Jocelyn Elizabeth Close Mechanical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Sonya Chen Interactive Media & Game Development *

Ennio Claretti Robotics Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering Codi Hajjar Clark Chemistry

Kellie Marie Chadwick Biomedical Engineering Nicholas R. Chambers Management Engineering with Civil Engineering

Loribel Shawn Corpuz Management Engineering with Operations Management Minor in International Studies

* * Sarah Theresa Clancey Biochemistry Minor in English *

Jeffrey Corado Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics

*

Spencer Thomas Coffin Biomedical Engineering Minor in Materials

*

Julie Anne Cullen Actuarial Mathematics Minor in Business

Jeremy Thomas Colon Computer Science

*

Andrew James Cunningham Electrical & Computer Engineering Robotics Engineering

Jessica Colรณn Management Engineering with Chemistry

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*

Brooke Leslie Czapkowski Biochemistry

* * Adrian Christian Delphia Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

* * Jacob Bernard Czarnowski Mechanical Engineering Minor in Spanish Shane Maximillian Daley Interactive Media & Game Development *

Jenni Marie DelVecchio Psychological Science Minor in Management *

Lauren Marie D'Angelo Civil Engineering

* * Benjamin William Davidson Electrical & Computer Engineering

*

Nicholas Anthony Frank DeMarinis Electrical & Computer Engineering Computer Science Minor in Writing and Rhetoric Taylor Ashleigh Demers Management Information Systems

* * Cara Lynn DiIorio Chemistry Minor in Biology Minor in Music * * Erika Shay DiLorenzo Actuarial Mathematics Minor in Business * * Gregory Anthony DiLullo Mechanical Engineering Minor in Physics * * Anthony Robert DiNino Chemical Engineering Minor in Chemistry

Awarded February 15, 2013

*

Ignacio JosĂŠ Davila Neri Industrial Engineering

*

Adrianna M. Davis Chemical Engineering with Environmental

* * Richard Michael Dennen Electrical & Computer Engineering * * Ross Desmond Robotics Engineering Minor in Computer Science Christopher Mark DeStefano Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

Nicole Sade Davis Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Chemistry Steven Deane-Shinbrot Mechanical Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

* * Ana M. Dede Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology

Melanie Frances Dexter Industrial Engineering

Nicholas Deisadze Biomedical Engineering

* * Michael Perry Della Donna Computer Science Minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering Brittany Lynn Dellasanta Biomedical Engineering Minor in History

*

Hailey Jacqueline DiSpirito Biomedical Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering

* * Amy Do Chemistry * * Olivia Jordan Doane Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Minor in Spanish *

Timothy Marian Dobosz Chemical Engineering

*

Erin Kathleen Dolan Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

* * Julian Alexander DeZulueta Electrical & Computer Engineering John Donald Dias Civil Engineering Minor in Spanish

Lucas Deisadze Mechanical Engineering *

Sarah Anne Dinwoodie Civil Engineering with Environmental

Awarded February 15, 2013

* * Jackson Paul DeWeese Mathematical Sciences Minor in German

James Scott DeCelle Jr. Civil Engineering William Swift Decker Computer Science

*

Kyle James Diaz Mathematical Sciences * *

Joseph William Dean DiChiara Electrical & Computer Engineering Matthew Francis Dickerman Robotics Engineering Drew Thomas Digeser Civil Engineering

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Anthony Francis Dolphin Management Engineering with Mechanical Engineering * * Emily C. Domingue Chemistry Minor in Biology Christopher John Donnelly Computer Science Elyssa Ariel Dorenfeld Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanical


COMMENCEMENT

* * Richard Francis Downey Jr. Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Evan Doyle Management Information Systems Minor in Computer Science * *

*

Andrew Eng Mechanical Engineering Arten Ahmed-Hussein Esa Electrical & Computer Engineering

* * Catherine Nyssa Duffty Chemical Engineering

Billy Sean Estrella Computer Science *

James Nichols Everett Mechanical Engineering

*

Joseph Anthony Everett Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Biochemistry

Patrick Richard Dumas Industrial Engineering

Paul Finn Mechanical Engineering with Materials Science and Eng Minor in Business Corey Brian Fisher Civil Engineering

Mohamad El-Rifai Computer Science ChloĂŠ Elizabeth Emery Biology and Biotechnology

Michael Joseph Dragonas Mechanical Engineering

* * Brett Oliver Dumas Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Biochemistry

*

William Melvin Elmore II Chemistry

Gregory Philip Dracoulis Computer Science

Daniel Michael Alexander Duhaney Mathematical Sciences

MAY 11, 2013

Timothy John Ellsworth Mechanical Engineering

Xiao Du Computer Science

*

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* * Katherine Cassandra Fitton Mechanical Engineering with Thermal-Fluid Engineering *

Jonathan Fitzgibbon Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology

*

John Paul Fitzpatrick Biomedical Engineering

* * James Fleming Robotics Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering Chelsea Fogarty Chemical Engineering with Biomedical *

Daniel Edward Foley Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

*

Geordie Folinas Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics

*

Reinaldo Ross Fonseca Vieira Lopes Aerospace Engineering

Rachael M. Fahey Actuarial Mathematics Awarded February 15, 2013

Christopher Granaudo Dunn Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Nikole Amber Dunn Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Morley A. Dupuy Biomedical Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Assaad Farhat Aerospace Engineering Minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering *

Matthew Alexander Ferreira Computer Science Interactive Media & Game Development

Julie Marie Eagle Mechanical Engineering with Thermal-Fluid Engineering

*

Alyssa Marie Fidanza Biomedical Engineering

Nathaniel Allan Eames Civil Engineering

*

James Nicholas Filice Electrical & Computer Engineering

Nathaniel S. Efron Civil Engineering

Alexandra V. Fontaine Biomedical Engineering

* * Andrew John Feeney Computer Science

Benjamin E. Dwyer Electrical & Computer Engineering *

Meghan Lorraine Farrell Biomedical Engineering

Eric Morgan Finn Computer Science

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Gregory Andrew Ford Mechanical Engineering * * Patrick Benjamin Ford Environmental Engineering *

Kelsey Elizabeth Forward Civil Engineering Jacqueline Marie Foti Management Engineering with Operations Management


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* * Emily Katherine Fournier Chemical Engineering with Environmental Minor in Chemistry *

*

*

Jameel Tariq Galloway Management Engineering with Biomedical Engineering

*

Edward Arthur Galvin Civil Engineering

Nathan Scott Fournier Mechanical Engineering with Astronautics

Daniela Garcia Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Minor in Spanish

John Collins Francis Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

* * Michael Stewart Frankfort Interactive Media & Game Development * * Ben Charles Franzluebbers Chemical Engineering

*

Raymond James Gasper Chemical Engineering Minor in Physics

*

Shuimiao Ge Mechanical Engineering Minor in Statistics

* * Kiara Nicole Gravel Mechanical Engineering Minor in Manufacturing Engineering Alexander James Gray Interactive Media & Game Development Minor in Drama/Theatre Sean P. Gray Electrical & Computer Engineering

Lauren Mary Giacobbe Mechanical Engineering * Sean Terrence Gile Environmental Engineering

Jean Carlo Friend Chemical Engineering * Justin Furst Civil Engineering

Ryan Joseph Giovacchini Robotics Engineering

* * Shane M. Glavin Biology and Biotechnology *

Edward Golden Interactive Media & Game Development Minor in English Jonathan William Goldsmith Physics

Samuel William Gagnon Civil Engineering

Wyatt Gray Interactive Media & Game Development

* * Steven Charles Greco Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology

Christopher Michael Girouard Electrical & Computer Engineering

* * Brian Edward Gaffey Computer Science

Sean Christopher Galligan Chemical Engineering

Alexander William Grant Computer Science

Nathaniel John Gee Mechanical Engineering

Jeffrey Thomas Freyermuth Chemical Engineering

*

Ilea Shaneen Graedel Aerospace Engineering Professional Writing

Lindsey Grasis Chemical Engineering

*

*

*

* * Paul Joseph Gasper Mechanical Engineering

Gregory Freeman Civil Engineering Minor in Materials

Jonathan Gaffen Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded October 12, 2012

* * Matthew Charles Fredrick Mechanical Engineering

* * Matthew P. Fusco Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry

Brian Grabowski Mechanical Engineering

Ryan Robert Garcia Civil Engineering

Ryan Avelar Fredette Aerospace Engineering

*

Matthew Yipming Goon Mechanical Engineering

Alford Courtney Green Civil Engineering *

Karin Emma Greene Biomedical Engineering Minor in Materials

* * Leah Annie Greer Computer Science *

Kevin Raymond Griffin Civil Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

*

Wilmann D. Gomez Rodriguez Management Information Systems

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Shaine Grogan Civil Engineering


COMMENCEMENT

*

Michael Lee Grossfeld Interactive Media & Game Development

*

Daniel Guerin Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in Mathematics

Devin Leigh Harrison Biochemistry

*

Emily Hartzell Chemical Engineering Minor in Chemistry

Gallagher James Hogan Mechanical Engineering with Astronautics *

Sana Hashmi Biology and Biotechnology *

Michelle Tamie Guertin Actuarial Mathematics * Marcela Guevara Civil Engineering

*

MAY 11, 2013

*

Andre Pierre Guerlain Computer Science *

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Anthony Hassan Mechanical Engineering

Anders Cameron Hokinson Physics Minor in Mathematics Justin Hollinger Chemical Engineering

*

John William Hatzis Chemical Engineering

Andrew O'Gilvie Holmes Mathematical Sciences Minor in Computer Science Sabrina Ann Holzknecht Biochemistry Minor in English

Samuel William Gunnell Mechanical Engineering

Kai He Interactive Media & Game Development

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

*

Jason Matthew Hopkins Mechanical Engineering

Zhen He Actuarial Mathematics Computer Science

*

Adam E. Hoyt Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Minor in Manufacturing Engineering Minor in International Studies

Wenxuan Guo Management Information Systems

*

Awarded February 15, 2013

Awarded February 15, 2013

* * Zachary Stephen Haase Mechanical Engineering

Caitlin Elisabeth Heindl Biology and Biotechnology

Awarded October 12, 2012

* * Jeremy William Fulton Hagger Mechanical Engineering Barbara Anne Hall Mechanical Engineering

*

Jesse Daniel Halter Biomedical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Michael Walter Hoyt Chemical Engineering

Victoria A. Hewey Mechanical Engineering with Thermal-Fluid Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

*

Kassondra Hickey Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology

* * Xianjing Hu Computer Science Electrical & Computer Engineering

*

Rachel Page Hickcox Biology & Biotechnology

*

*

Joshua Craig Hines Mechanical Engineering Minor in Management

James Hong-Shik Ham Management Information Systems Ryan Hamer Computer Science Minor in Business

Hubbard Hoyt Mechanical Engineering

* * Conor Daniel Hennessey Mechanical Engineering Minor in Materials

Jeffrey Michael Huard Civil Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Jennifer Melissa Hanley Aerospace Engineering *

Carl Alan Haroian Civil Engineering Minor in Music

*

*

Lauren Elisabeth Harris Biology and Biotechnology

*

Yusuke Hirai Physics Minor in Law and Technology Francis Stephen Charles Hoey Aerospace Engineering

Frederick David Hunter Robotics Engineering Minor in Computer Science * * Thomas D. Hunter Electrical & Computer Engineering Mechanical Engineering Minor in German Rachael Huntress Management Information Systems

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*

Andrew Donald Hurle Computer Science

*

Katie Lucille Hutchinson Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology

Awarded October 12, 2012

David A. Iglesias Robotics Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Michael Anthony Jenkins Jr. Mechanical Engineering

* * Neil Anthony Innarelli Mechanical Engineering Minor in Materials

* * Hashim Hassan Ismail Biochemistry Biology and Biotechnology

Awarded February 15, 2013

Benjamin Aaron Kaplan Interactive Media & Game Development Awarded October 12, 2012

*

Michael Nicholas Johnson Interactive Media & Game Development

*

Bryan Alexander Karsky Aerospace Engineering Paul Kashmanian Biology and Biotechnology

* * Andrea Erin Kates Mechanical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Emilee Meredith Kaufman International Studies Minor in Business Minor in Psychology

Dante Johnson-Hoyte Electrical & Computer Engineering

* * Rinaldo Ronnie Izzo Mechanical Engineering

Georgi Valentinov Kardzhaliyski Management Information Systems Minor in Economics Brian Michael Karolicki Civil Engineering

* * Emily Stratford Johnson Biochemistry Biology and Biotechnology

Markus John Ito Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics Minor in Manufacturing Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

*

* * Tayeisha A. Jackson Biology and Biotechnology

Thomas Jones Biomedical Engineering Minor in Materials

*

* * Miye Kathleen Jacques Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Biochemistry

Nikole Jolene Jordan Biochemistry *

Brian Joseph Aerospace Engineering

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Christopher John Kazanovicz Management Engineering with Civil Engineering Kevin Patrick Keane Chemical Engineering Minor in Chemistry

William Addison Jones-Mulaire Interactive Media & Game Development

Awarded October 12, 2012

Timothy John Jenkel Robotics Engineering Minor in Computer Science

Kimberly Joback Aerospace Engineering Minor in International Studies Minor in Materials Aren Andreas Johansen Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics

Awarded February 15, 2013

Shane William Jackson Physics

Bhavya Kandimalla Biology and Biotechnology

Woo Chan Jo Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology

Alec Andrew Ishak Robotics Engineering

*

Adam Donovan Kaczmarek Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing

* * Remy Jette Computer Science

*

*

* * Ian Matthew Jutras Mechanical Engineering Minor in Music

Awarded October 12, 2012

Santiago Isaza Mechanical Engineering with Materials Science and Eng

Ryan Patrick Ismirlian Mechanical Engineering

Katherine Judge Chemical Engineering

Stephen Michael Jenkinson Mechanical Engineering

Marissa Ann Imperiali Electrical & Computer Engineering

*

Ashley Mary Jenkins Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

*

Daniel Paul Keenan Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering John J. Keenan Electrical & Computer Engineering


COMMENCEMENT

* * Jeffrey Steven Kelley Biomedical Engineering

*

Jonathan Howe Kelly Computer Science Electrical & Computer Engineering Richard G. Kelly Robotics Engineering Computer Science

*

John E Kent Chemical Engineering

*

Stephen Joseph Kressaty Aerospace Engineering

*

Melanie Elizabeth Laberge Chemical Engineering Professional Writing

* * David Jonathan Knight Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Minor in Music *

Soe Thet Ko Electrical & Computer Engineering

Robert Van Le Biochemistry Minor in English *

Noah James LeBlanc Robotics Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Claudia Ann Lee Biomedical Engineering * * Joon-Ho Joseph Lee Mechanical Engineering James Thomas Lehner II Mechanical Engineering Keegan James Leitz Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry Lucien Frederick LeMenager Interactive Media & Game Development

Awarded October 12, 2012

Kyle P. Lemoi Physics

* * Ross Charles Lagoy Biomedical Engineering *

Jenine Patricia Danielle Knibb Civil Engineering

Duyanh Tran Le Management Engineering with Operations Management Awarded February 15, 2013

*

Ryan Howell Kimmel Electrical & Computer Engineering * * Marinela Mincheva Kirilova Biochemistry Biology and Biotechnology

*

Lauren Ann Laboissonniere Biomedical Engineering

Joseph Anthony Khoory Biology and Biotechnology Zachary Ryan Killoy Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

Nicholas Paul Konstantino Interactive Media & Game Development

Evangelos Konstantinos Koumbaros Chemistry

Joan Elizabeth Keyes Mechanical Engineering *

Stephen Joseph Kocienski Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Minor in Manufacturing Engineering

Arben Koshi Biomedical Engineering

Robyn Lee Kennedy Mechanical Engineering Minor in Materials

* * Macauley Reardon Dupree Kenney Biomedical Engineering Minor in Law and Technology

MAY 11, 2013

Tyler James Koloski Biology and Biotechnology

Fabrice Fotso Kengne Electrical & Computer Engineering *

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Awarded February 15, 2013

Benjamin Joseph Leone Robotics Engineering Computer Science Minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Joshua Arthur Lambert Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics

* * Renee A. Lanza Environmental Engineering Minor in Law and Technology

*

Awarded October 12, 2012

* * Bryan Peter LaRochelle Civil Engineering with Environmental *

Michael James LaRue Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

* * Praphapan Lasin Biochemistry Biology and Biotechnology Peter Kendall Lavallee Aerospace Engineering

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Daniel Nicholas Lettiere III Mechanical Engineering Dennis Kwokshun Leung Management Information Systems

*

Eric N. Levin Robotics Engineering Minor in Computer Science Awarded February 15, 2013

Heather J. Lewis Mechanical Engineering


WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

Hairan Li Actuarial Mathematics

*

* * Melanie Sing How Li Mechanical Engineering * * Yanchen Li Mechanical Engineering

* * Lindsey Rose Machamer Civil Engineering Kimberly Annette Maciejczyk Mathematical Sciences

Dustin Carroll Lombardi Computer Science * *

* * Zehao Li Physics Mathematical Sciences * *

Theresa Jean Logan Chemical Engineering with Biomedical

Thomas J. Liguori III Biomedical Engineering Minor in Mathematics

Amy Eleanor Loomis Mechanical Engineering Minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering Jessica Clotilde L贸pez Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Biochemistry

David S. D. Magnano Civil Engineering *

Dimitrios A. Loucagos Society, Technology, & Policy

Nicholas Alexander Lima Mechanical Engineering with Thermal-Fluid Engineering

Awarded May 12, 2012

Biology & Biotechnology

* * Brett Louis Limone Robotics Engineering Minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering * * Cindy Sin-Yee Lin Civil Engineering Minor in Law and Technology

*

Mengjie Liu Management Engineering with Operations Management Mechanical Engineering *

*

Kevin Sax Malehorn Robotics Engineering Minor in Computer Science

*

Caroline Therese Mallory Industrial Engineering

Dmitri K. Lurie Mechanical Engineering *

* * Paul Oesterle Malmsten Computer Science Minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

*

Sokol Lushllari Electrical & Computer Engineering Michelle Ly Chemical Engineering with Environmental

Wan Liu Management Information Systems Minor in Computer Science Nataniel Simon Lobel Chemical Engineering Minor in Materials

Ricky K. Lu Electrical & Computer Engineering

* * Phuoc Thanh Luong Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in Computer Science

* * Jennifer Marie Mann Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Joshua Curtis Mann Biomedical Engineering *

*

Quanquan Ma Mathematical Sciences Computer Science

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Erin Eileen Maloney Biology and Biotechnology Matthew Peter Mancuso Computer Science

Gabriel Ian Lyon Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

Awarded February 15, 2013

*

* * Josue Abraham Malaver Gomez Electrical & Computer Engineering

Klevis Luli Computer Science

David John Liston Management Engineering

Serena Talal Makkaoui Management Information Systems

Glen Charles Lovett Computer Science

John Goodwin Lucker Actuarial Mathematics

Xueyang Lin Robotics Engineering Mechanical Engineering Seth Michael Lipkind Robotics Engineering

Brittany Mahoney Biochemistry Shawn Joseph Mahoney Mechanical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

*

Janelle Kathleen MacLaughlin Interactive Media & Game Development

Kali Lyn Manning Biomedical Engineering


COMMENCEMENT

* * Jian Mao Mathematical Sciences Computer Science

Patrick Stuart Maynard Actuarial Mathematics Minor in Business

Shaun Alan Marshall Physics Minor in Mathematics

Huan Meng Interactive Media & Game Development

Matthew McCarthy Environmental Engineering

Nicholas James Mercurio Mechanical Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

*

Gabriel G. McCormick Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in Computer Science

*

Breanna Eileen McElroy Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mark Joseph Meuse Biomedical Engineering

Jessica Toni McKniff Biochemistry Brendan McLaughlin Management Engineering with Operations Management *

James John McLaughlin Biomedical Engineering Minor in Business Justin McLaughlin Chemical Engineering

* * Caitlin Ann McMahon Actuarial Mathematics Minor in Business Awarded February 15, 2013

Jibin Jose Mathew Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jessica Ann McMasters Biochemistry

Justin Neal Mathews Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

Ryan McNamara Civil Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

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Bradley William Merrill Mechanical Engineering Michael Lewis Metzler Computer Science Interactive Media & Game Development

William John McDonald IV Mechanical Engineering

James Martinez Interactive Media & Game Development

* * Alberto Andres Mateo Mechanical Engineering Minor in Manufacturing Engineering

Daniel Thomas Mello Mechanical Engineering

Courtney Taryn McCarthy Biology and Biotechnology

Jonathan Cooper Martin Mechanical Engineering

Paolo Masakayan Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing

Craig Lonergan Melillo Actuarial Mathematics Minor in Business

*

Awarded February 15, 2013

* * Nicolas Martinez Aerospace Engineering Minor in Physics

*

Elizabeth Laura Mayor Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology

Drew Martin Mechanical Engineering Minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering

*

Matthew James Melia Aerospace Engineering

*

Jenny Alejandra Marquez Mechanical Engineering *

* * Nicholas J. Medeiros Chemical Engineering

Nikolaos Matthiopoulos Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jonathan Marokhovsky Computer Science * * Kerrie Anne Maron Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanical

MAY 11, 2013

Katherine Lynn Mattern Environmental Engineering

David James Markham Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

Awarded February 15, 2013

•

Emmanuel Michaelidis Civil Engineering *

Marc Gregory Michaud Electrical & Computer Engineering

* * Chelsea Ross Miller Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Drama/Theatre Minor in Music Daniel J. Miller Robotics Engineering James Daniel Miller Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Minor in Manufacturing Engineering Lindsey Renee Miller Civil Engineering Minor in German


WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

Martha Onnolee Miller Mechanical Engineering with Astronautics

Danielle Christine Morabito Biomedical Engineering *

*

*

Shelby Anne Miller Environmental Engineering Minor in International Studies Minor in History Katharine Joan Mims Mechanical Engineering

Timothy Donald Moreau Mechanical Engineering

* * Laura Elizabeth Murray Chemistry Minor in Materials *

* * Ashley Taylor Morgan Chemical Engineering *

Adam James Moriarty Electrical & Computer Engineering

*

Elizabeth Lauren Morris Mechanical Engineering with Robotics Minor in Physics

Thomas Grant Murray Robotics Engineering Mechanical Engineering Bryan James Myers Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in International Studies

Awarded February 15, 2013

Zachary R. Mintz Robotics Engineering * * Jean Paul Miralda Nasser Management Engineering with Mechanical Engineering Jerone Tedroy Mitchell Biomedical Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering

* * Christian Mark Mortensen Computer Science Minor in History *

Ryan Mocadlo Chemical Engineering *

* * * Timothy Craig Momose Aerospace Engineering Minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering Eric Charles Montague Mechanical Engineering Minor in Manufacturing Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Derek A. Montalvan Aerospace Engineering Minor in Physics *

Jeremy Thomas Moody Physics Mathematical Sciences Minor in Computer Science

* * Gregory Richard Moore Psychological Science Minor in Computer Science Minor in Interactive Media & Game Development

Daniel Thomas Nahill Mechanical Engineering * * Nicholas Alexander Nava Mechanical Engineering Jos茅 Ram贸n Navedo Management Humanities and Arts Minor in Computer Science

Andrew Thomas Moscariello Chemical Engineering Minor in International Studies Livia Meloney Motz Mechanical Engineering with Materials Science and Engineering

Gregory James Mollnow Civil Engineering

Naveed Ahmad Naeem Electrical & Computer Engineering

*

Amy Lee Motzer Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Psychology

Jonathan Ng Mechanical Engineering

David James Moulton Biomedical Engineering *

Jennifer Lynn Moutinho Chemical Engineering

*

David Muchene Computer Science

Long Hoang Nguyen Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in Computer Science *

John Kevin Mulhern Management Engineering with Mechanical Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

* * Ryan Albert Muller Mechanical Engineering * * Rohit Mundra Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in System Dynamics

Rebecca Caitlin Newman Environmental Engineering Minor in Environmental & Sustainable Studies

Kristen Nich Mechanical Engineering James Vincent Nicolora Aerospace Engineering

* * Darius Nikkhouy-Toussi Electrical & Computer Engineering *

Merlin Adrian Nikodemus Chemical Engineering Joshua James Nitso Civil Engineering Marissa Anne Norton Biochemistry Minor in Psychology

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COMMENCEMENT

* * Gabriela Cassiopeia Nunez-Mir Biology & Biotechnology

*

Belinda Uchechi Nwagbara Biology and Biotechnology

*

MAY 11, 2013

Mackenzie L. Ouellette Chemical Engineering Minor in Spanish

Samuel James Patterson Electrical & Computer Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

Amy Elizabeth Paula Civil Engineering

Robert Andrew Over Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jennifer Marie Ober Biomedical Engineering Biology and Biotechnology Cullen Shea O'Brien Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

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Gregory Jackson Overton Robotics Engineering

Christopher Thomas O'Connor Civil Engineering

* * Colin Lowell Ogren Computer Science

*

Maria Isabel Paredes Mechanical Engineering

* * Nathan Samuel Olivarez Electrical & Computer Engineering

*

Melissa H. Paris Psychological Science

* * Andrew Michael O'Neill Physics

Awarded February 15, 2013

*

Fernando Perez Management Engineering with Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering James Perez-Rogers Biomedical Engineering Minor in Materials

Joseph Edward Pasquarelli Electrical & Computer Engineering

Edward Charles Osowski Robotics Engineering

Brandon Chase Patchel Biology and Biotechnology

Philip Declan O'Sullivan Aerospace Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

Dillon O'Toole Civil Engineering

Kush Dipak Patel Robotics Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

*

Michael Pelissari Interactive Media & Game Development Minor in Digital Music

* * Kun Peng Management Information Systems Minor in Economics Minor in Computer Science

Stephen Kenneth Partridge Electrical & Computer Engineering

Christa Mary O'Rourke Psychological Science

*

John S. Pazniokas Computer Science

Heather Roark Parker Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Business

Sett Paing Oo Industrial Engineering

Brandon J. Otte Aerospace Engineering Minor in Mathematics

Awarded October 12, 2012

Jennifer Morgan Page Computer Science Daniel Alan Pappas Aerospace Engineering

Danielle Elise Payne Management Minor in Mathematics Rebecca Paz Biomedical Engineering

* * Hannah Katherine Pacheco Mechanical Engineering

Frank Edward Oglesby III Management Information Systems

*

*

Awarded October 12, 2012

*

Heather Ashlyn Peruffo Biomedical Engineering Jacob Kent Peskoe Actuarial Mathematics

Awarded February 15, 2013

*

Jeffrey David Peters Physics

Neel Yogesh Patel Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics

*

Nathaniel James Peterson Chemical Engineering

*

John Paul Petitpas Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

Nicole Anais Otto Biology and Biotechnology

Nisha Naresh Patel Biomedical Engineering

Jesse Paul Ouellette Mechanical Engineering with Materials Science and Engineering Minor in Business

David James Patrick Chemical Engineering

Michael Anthony Pettiglio Biology and Biotechnology Awarded October 12, 2012

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Todd Mannion Pfizenmaier Biomedical Engineering Minor in Management

* * Brenna Rose Pugliese Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Biochemistry

Andrew Robert Reed Management Engineering with Mechanical Engineering

*

Jessica Thuc Doan Pham Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in Management

*

Mario Duane Edward Reed Civil Engineering

*

Corey Alexander Phillips Computer Science

*

Laura Nicole Piccione Biomedical Engineering Minor in Physics Minor in Nanoscience

Robert Edward Puishys III Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Chemistry

Devon Lynne Rehm Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanical

Aung Phone Pyae Biology and Biotechnology

Simranjit Singh Rekhi Biomedical Engineering

* * Xuyu Qian Biomedical Engineering *

Christopher Francis Pinola Computer Science

Luis Javier Quiroga Vargas Management Information Systems Industrial Engineering

* * Noelle Marie Richard Mathematical Sciences

Awarded February 15, 2013

Zachary Brian Richardson Chemistry

Awarded February 15, 2013

Amanda Sue Piscopiello Robotics Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering *

Charlene Ann Pizzimenti Biomedical Engineering

* * Melinda Gypsy Race Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in German Minor in International Studies

Awarded February 15, 2013

*

Jeremy Ridore Computer Science

James Eugene Pizzini Biomedical Engineering

* * Alfredo RaĂşl Porras SĂşarez Computer Science Interactive Media & Game Development James Martin Post Management Information Systems Awarded October 12, 2012

* * Joshua Mark Powell Chemical Engineering Minor in Spanish * * Jeffrey Michael Pruden Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Minor in Materials Minor in Manufacturing Engineering

*

Maria Alexandra Rangel Electrical & Computer Engineering Joshua Austin Raposo Civil Engineering

Joan C. Porambo Management Awarded October 12, 2012

Adrian Ramirez Perez Civil Engineering Wilfredo Ramos Civil Engineering

* * Neil Cruz Pomerleau Aerospace Engineering Minor in Physics

Daniel Paul Riches Electrical & Computer Engineering

* * Jonathan Abraham Rapp Mechanical Engineering *

*

Sabbir Rashid Electrical & Computer Engineering Physics Minor in Mathematics Yusuf Haroon Rashid Mechanical Engineering Minor in Economics

Elizabeth Marie Riendeau Actuarial Mathematics Management Chris Rimchala Mechanical Engineering

* * Wesley James Ripley Computer Science Minor in Physics * * Joseph D. Rivera Computer Science *

Daniel A. Roberge Actuarial Mathematics Minor in Business Awarded February 15, 2013

Erick T. Read Robotics Engineering

Zachary Kevin Roche Management Engineering with Operations Management Minor in International Studies

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

* * Megan Disa Read Biomedical Engineering

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Jonathan Rodgers Aerospace Engineering Minor in History


COMMENCEMENT

John Rodrigues Civil Engineering *

*

MAY 11, 2013

* * Alex Damien Rutfield Mechanical Engineering

Malessa Rodrigues Chemical Engineering with Environmental

Caleb Aaron Ruvich Physics Minor in Mathematics Minor in Nanoscience

Lazaro Antonio Rodriguez Industrial Engineering

*

Nicolas Rodriguez Biomedical Engineering Minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering

* * Evan John Saccoccio Interactive Media & Game Development

* * Anthony Charles Rojas Mathematical Sciences Minor in English

*

* * Rebecca Marie Rollinson Chemical Engineering with Environmental * Daniel Rosado Aerospace Engineering

Dante Amos Mario Rossi III Electrical & Computer Engineering Roni George Rostom Electrical & Computer Engineering Nicholas Gregory Zenon Roumas Chemistry Nathan Phillip Roux Electrical & Computer Engineering

Aaron Sabbs Civil Engineering

Jonathan William Saunders Interactive Media & Game Development

* * Majd Sbat Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Brian Arthur Schopka Biomedical Engineering

Shane Sampson Civil Engineering

* * Mariah Rose Seaboldt Civil Engineering

Ben Sancetta Mechanical Engineering

*

Adam Sears Mechanical Engineering Leinal Sejour Biology and Biotechnology

* * * Hayley Rose Sandgren Mechanical Engineering with Materials Science and Engineering Minor in Environmental & Sustainable Studies * * Patchara Santawisook Mathematical Sciences * * Daria Emily Santoro Biochemistry Minor in Biology Nathan Garrett Sarapas Civil Engineering with Environmental Minor in Social Science

Nathaniel Allen Selvo Computer Science

* * Brian Joseph Seney Computer Science Interactive Media & Game Development Minor in Music *

JoaquĂ­n F. Serrano Industrial Engineering

*

Anthony Raymond Sessa Interactive Media & Game Development Shigeng Shang Chemical Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

*

Kassandra Christa Ruggles Chemical Engineering * Corey Wayne Russell Robotics Engineering

*

Awarded February 15, 2013

Joseph Bradley Rucco Biomedical Engineering

*

* * Jillian Ames Sauer Interactive Media & Game Development

Max Anthony Saccoccio Robotics Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Awarded October 12, 2012

* * Shane Matthew Ruddy Civil Engineering

Meredith Ann Saucier Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Sabrina Elsie Sanchez Biology and Biotechnology

Courtney Anne Rosales Biomedical Engineering Minor in Materials

*

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Bailey Sarber Biochemistry Biology and Biotechnology James D. Sareault Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

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* * Rebecca Ann Sharpe Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology * * Xiao Shen Mathematical Sciences Minor in Computer Science


WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

Paul Joseph Shepanski Robotics Engineering

*

* * Patrick Joseph Sheppard Environmental Engineering International Studies *

Hanxiong Shi Computer Science

Emily Anne Skelton Chemical Engineering with Biochemical * * Johan Skende Biomedical Engineering Minor in Writing and Rhetoric

Dong Uk Shin Mechanical Engineering

Madison Mae Shugrue Civil Engineering

Deborah de Campos Silva Civil Engineering *

Angela D. Simpson Chemical Engineering Humanities and Arts

* * Evren Simsek Industrial Engineering

Andrew G. St. Jean Actuarial Mathematics Minor in Computer Science Minor in Music

Jay Tyler Small Management Engineering with Biomedical Engineering

*

Kristin Lynn Smith Management Engineering with Mechanical Engineering

William August Stockinger Interactive Media & Game Development

*

Jeffrey Stokes Computer Science Minor in Mathematics Nikole Cathrue Stone Chemical Engineering with Environmental

Matthew Jon Sommer Management Engineering with Chemistry *

Justin George Stedman Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology Gabriel Barak Stern-Robbins Interactive Media & Game Development

* * Jared Richard Snell Chemical Engineering Minor in Biochemistry

Tory Dylan Sidoti Civil Engineering

* * Autumn Lynn Silke Psychological Science Minor in Biology

*

Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded October 12, 2012

* * Justin Siemian Biochemistry Minor in Music

* * Cassandra Lynn Stacy Environmental Engineering Minor in Music

Gregory Walter Sletterink Electrical & Computer Engineering

Rockwell Johnson Shortlidge Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

Cody Shultz Robotics Engineering Computer Science

Jaimes Timothy Spring Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanical

Mathew Ryan Skerritt Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design

* * Ryan Michael Shooshan Civil Engineering with Environmental

* * Shashank Shukla Biomedical Engineering Minor in Spanish

Alexander Robert Sirocki Environmental Engineering

Bethany Joy Storie Biomedical Engineering Minor in Biology

Lucas David Sorensen Aerospace Engineering Eric Anthony Spazzarini Civil Engineering

* * Matthew Ryan Suarez Chemical Engineering *

* * Anthony Patrick Spencer Aerospace Engineering Robotics Engineering Dale L. Spencer Jr. Electrical & Computer Engineering * * Richard James Speranza Jr. Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in Computer Science

Sandesh Suddapalli Chemical Engineering with Biomedical Minor in History Adrian Charles Sudol Robotics Engineering Minor in Computer Science

* * Meagan Elizabeth Sullender Biology and Biotechnology Awarded February 15, 2013

Edward Stowe Spofford Jr. Management Engineering with Manufacturing Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

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David Dean Sun Chemical Engineering Chemistry Wen Sun Management Awarded October 12, 2012

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Yunwen Sun Mathematical Sciences Minor in Social Science

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Vincent Hieu Thai Environmental Engineering * * Cing Lun Thang Mechanical Engineering

* * Alexander Minh Tran Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in Computer Science * * Michelle Pham Tran Biomedical Engineering

* * Myo Thaw Mechanical Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering

Nghia Kien Trieu Industrial Engineering Minor in Computer Science

Adam Bruce Thibault Chemical Engineering Minor in Mathematics Minor in Water Quality

Christopher Michael Surprenant Civil Engineering

Angel Genchev Trifonov Computer Science *

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Thomas Amato Svirsky Mechanical Engineering

* * Joseph James Szafarowicz Civil Engineering Minor in American Studies

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* Joseph Bassam Taleb Electrical & Computer Engineering * * Michal Talmor Aerospace Engineering Robotics Engineering Minor in Physics

* * Christine Kha Tang Industrial Engineering Minor in Statistics James Edward Tauby Mechanical Engineering *

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Jesse Donald Taylor Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design William F. Terry IV Robotics Engineering

Joshua Richard Trudeau Aerospace Engineering Amber Paige Truhanovitch Biomedical Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

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* * Mikhail Chewei Tan Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Minor in Manufacturing Engineering

Christopher JohnPaul Thomas Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Minor in Physics Jeffrey Daniel Thomas Computer Science Interactive Media & Game Development

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Alex Thornton-Clark Computer Science Interactive Media & Game Development

Jeffrey Tully Civil Engineering *

Jivesh Rohet Tolani Robotics Engineering *

Katelyn Tolbert Chemical Engineering

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Kaleigh Nicole Tomkinson Biology and Biotechnology Matthew Steven Tomson Interactive Media & Game Development

* * Kathryn Grace Tongue Chemical Engineering Minor in Biochemistry Minor in Spanish Tania Emmanuelle Torchon Biochemistry Minor in Biology Victoria Elisa Tower Biomedical Engineering

Jighjigh Tersoo-Ivase Aerospace Engineering

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Sergey Dmitriyevich Tsitlenko Actuarial Mathematics Minor in Computer Science Management

Peter Christopher Tuma Chemical Engineering

* * Jacquelyn Eireann Tupper Environmental Engineering Alicia Turner Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanical *

Roxanne Elizabeth Tymon Biology and Biotechnology Minor in Spanish Maksim Tyufekchiev Chemical Engineering Brian James Uszakiewicz Management Engineering with System Dynamics Awarded February 15, 2013

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Daniel Valerio Interdisciplinary in Biological Illustration

Mark Watkins Physics

Gregory Kilcoyne Voyta Chemical Engineering Awarded October 12, 2012

Awarded February 15, 2013

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Steven R. Vandal Physics Minor in Computer Science

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Alexandra J. Vresilovic Civil Engineering

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Tyler Michael Wack Computer Science

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Peter Michael Vardakas Biomedical Engineering Minor in Physics Samantha Ellen Varnerin Civil Engineering

Julie Anne Wade Mathematical Sciences Minor in Computer Science

Awarded February 15, 2013

Brian Thomas Walker Chemical Engineering Minor in Business Griffin Patrick Walker Biology and Biotechnology

* * Stephany Vasquez Biomedical Engineering

Gregory Scott Wheeler Computer Science Minor in English

Sarah Louise Walker Biomedical Engineering

Daniel J. White Jr. Interactive Media & Game Development

Awarded February 15, 2013

Peter Malcolm Wallace Management Engineering with Manufacturing Engineering

* * Samuel Thomas Veilleux Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ethan Sard White Interactive Media & Game Development

Awarded February 15, 2013

Lauren Marie Walsh Biomedical Engineering

Janneth Velazquez Rosales Civil Engineering Minor in Spanish * * Dianna M. Velez Aerospace Engineering Minor in Electrical & Computer Engineering Elizabeth Warner Veracka Mechanical Engineering *

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Marco Antonio Villar Martin Civil Engineering Minor in Materials Antonio Raul Vincentelli Solanilla Interactive Media & Game Development

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Kevin Michael White Management Awarded February 15, 2013

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Margaret Kathleen Wigley Biology and Biotechnology

Kandace Meagan Ward Management

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Jessica Lee White Mechanical Engineering Minor in Manufacturing Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013

Xiaojing Wang Mathematical Sciences Physics

Lauren Elizabeth Waring Environmental Engineering

Joseph Wesoloski Management Engineering with Civil Engineering

* * Ian Stevens Weyburne Environmental Engineering Minor in Music

Richard Kyle Walker Electrical & Computer Engineering *

Christopher Lealand Welsh Chemical Engineering with Materials

* * Sheila Patricia Werth Electrical & Computer Engineering *

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* * Srinivas Vasudevan Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in Computer Science

Racheal Lynn Weinrick Aerospace Engineering

John William Wilder Aerospace Engineering Awarded February 15, 2013


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Kaung Myat Win Electrical & Computer Engineering Mason Michael Winner Computer Science Awarded February 15, 2013

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Prashant Krishna Yamajala Biomedical Engineering * * Chuqiao Yang Physics Mathematical Sciences

Robert John Winthrop III Mechanical Engineering

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Yidi Zhang Computer Science Lu Zhao Civil Engineering Minor in History

Hussein Tarek Yatim Biomedical Engineering

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Thomas Wise Chemical Engineering Minor in Business Robert Patrick Wolf Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design Minor in Manufacturing Engineering

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Jennifer L. Wunschel Computer Science Minor in Entrepreneurship

Yanxin Zhou Computer Science Mathematical Sciences

Simon Yeung Civil Engineering Minor in Business

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Hao Zhu Management Information Systems Minor in Computer Science Minor in Statistics

Michelangela Amira Yusif Biochemistry Biology and Biotechnology

Cordell Zebrose Computer Science Interactive Media & Game Development Stephan Zeveska Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanical Minor in Biology

Awarded February 15, 2013

* * Jeffrey Peter Wyman Electrical & Computer Engineering

* * Bangyan Zhang Mechanical Engineering Robotics Engineering

Awarded February 15, 2013

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Zijian Xia Chemistry Minor in Biochemistry

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Arjun Yadav Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics

Awarded February 15, 2013

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Silvia A. Zamora Palacios Industrial Engineering Minor in Management Information Systems Minor in Entrepreneurship Minor in German

* * Grant Wong Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics

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Michael David Yeroshalmi Robotics Engineering Minor in Computer Science

Meng Zhu Mathematical Sciences Physics Minor in Computer Science Evan Nickolas Ziavras Electrical & Computer Engineering Kristina Zichelli Mechanical Engineering with Materials Science and Engineering Earl Hammer Ziegler Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics Daniel Zachary Zopatti Mechanical Engineering

* * Bin Zou Mechanical Engineering Minor in Spanish

* * Chenchen Zhang Mathematical Sciences Computer Science * * Luyang Zhang Computer Science Mathematical Sciences

Awarded October 12, 2012

The names published in this Commencement program were determined from information available at the time of printing, which preceded the faculty vote on degrees. Inclusion of a name in the program is not testimony to completion of WPI’s degree requirements and does not commit WPI to award a degree.

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RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS These members of the Class of 2013 received their commissions as part of this morning’s Commencement exercises

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE Commissioned Second Lieutenants: Peter Blanker Aspinwall Lauren Hayley Bisacky Sean Terrence Gile

Rinaldo Ronnie Izzo Ryan McNamara Nathan Samuel Olivarez

Philip Declan O’Sullivan Gregory Jackson Overton

UNITED STATES ARMY Commissioned Second Lieutenants: David Allen James Arsenault

Jenny Alejandra Marquez James Daniel Miller

Neel Yogesh Patel Brandy Alexandra Warner

UNITED STATES NAVY Commissioned Ensigns: Codi Hajjar Clark Jonathan Gregory Cline

Matthew Francis Dickerman Christopher Muchael Girouard

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ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS — CLASS OF 2013 — SALISBURY PRIZE

SIGMA XI GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD

Nouran Abdelfattah, Biochemistry; Biology and Biotechnology Alexandra Clemente, Biomedical Engineering Cara DiIorio, Chemistry Erika DiLorenzo, Actuarial Mathematics Patrick Ford, Environmental Engineering Zehao Li, Physics; Mathematical Sciences Cindy Lin, Civil Engineering Jennifer Mann, Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering Kun Peng, Management Information Systems Brenna Pugliese, Biology and Biotechnology Jillian Sauer, Interactive Media and Game Development Mariah Seaboldt, Civil Engineering Jared Snell, Chemical Engineering Cing Lun Thang, Mechanical Engineering Sheila Werth, Electrical and Computer Engineering Chuqiao Yang, Mathematical Sciences; Physics This award is made to the most meritorious seniors at the university. It was established by Stephen Salisbury II, a WPI founder and the first president of the Board of Trustees.

Di Pu, PhD candidate: “Primary User Emulation Detection in Cognitive Radio Networks” Advisor: Alexander Wyglinski Michael Sao Pedro, PhD candidate: “Real-time Assessment, Prediction, and Scaffolding of Middle School Students” Advisor: Janice Gobert Zehao Li, MS candidate: “Quantum Mechanics on the Möbius Ring” Advisor: L. Ramdas Ram-Mohan This award, established in 1983, is presented for outstanding research by students at the doctoral and master’s levels and is sponsored jointly by the Society of the Sigma Xi and the Committee on Graduate Studies and Research.

WILMER L. AND MARGARET M. KRANICH PRIZE Chelsea Ross Miller (AWARDED 2012) Cassandra Stacy Jacquelyn Tupper This award was established in 1994 by Margaret Kranich to honor WPI students majoring in engineering or science who best exemplify excellence in the humanities and arts and the full integration of these disciplines into their undergraduate experience. Wilmer Kranich, her husband, was dean of graduate studies at WPI. Margaret Kranich taught a variety of courses at WPI over the years and, as an artist, painted portraits of four WPI presidents and of Robert H. Goddard, Class of 1908.

TWO TOWERS PRIZE Nouran Abdelfattah, Biochemistry; Biology and Biotechnology (AWARDED 2012) In keeping with the original purposes of the founders of WPI, 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 union that is at the heart of the WPI educational tradition. This prize was established by Mildred M. Tymeson Petrie, author of TWO TOWERS, WPI’s centennial history, published in 1965.

MARIETTA E. ANDERSON AWARD Michal Talmor (AWARDED 2012) Established by Arvid E. Anderson ’20 in memory of his wife, this award is presented to outstanding freshman, sophomore, or junior women students who not only have a superior academic record, but have been work-study students, volunteers for college-sponsored activities, and participants in recognized extracurricular activities.

BONNIE-BLANCHE SCHOONOVER AWARD Jennifer Mann (AWARDED 2012) Xiaojing (Cathy) Wang (AWARDED 2012) This award, honoring WPI’s former librarian, is provided by funds from an anonymous donor. Based on academic excellence, contributions to the WPI community, and professional goals, the award is given in tribute to junior women students preparing for a career in engineering or science, who have played a significant role at WPI.

Awards were presented in 2013, unless otherwise noted.

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ELLEN KNOTT AWARD

TAU BETA PI SCHOLARSHIP

Tuhina Bhattacharya (AWARDED 2011) Xiaojing (Cathy) Wang (AWARDED 2011) This award, honoring a longtime secretary in the Mechanical Engineering Department, is provided by funds from an anonymous donor. Based on academic excellence, contributions to the WPI community, and professional goals, the award is given in tribute to sophomore women students preparing for careers in engineering or science, and who have played a significant role at WPI.

GERTRUDE R. RUGG AWARD Tuhina Bhattacharya (AWARDED 2010) Chelsea Ross Miller (AWARDED 2010) This award, honoring WPI’s late registrar, is provided by funds from an anonymous donor. Based on academic excellence, contributions to the WPI community, and professional goals, the award is given in tribute to first year women students preparing for a career in engineering or science who have played a significant role at WPI.

GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP Nouran Abdelfattah Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP Jennifer Mann (AWARDED 2012) The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program, established in 1986 to honor U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, is designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.

NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP Alexandra Clemente Amy Loomis National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who are pursuing research-based graduate degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS SCHOLARHIP Tuhina Bhattacharya The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women in accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, technology and computer science.

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Tuhina Bhattacharya Ana Dede Tau Beta Pi Scholarships are awarded to junior members in a national competition based on high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.

GRADUATE RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT DAY AWARDS Michael Blair (MS, School of Business) 1ST PLACE BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE: “Market Analysis for Broad Spectrum Validated Herbal Drug” Advisors: Sharon Wulf, Norman Wilkinson Daniel Nyren (MS, Mechanical Engineering) 1ST PLACE ENGINEERING: “Innovative Concepts for Passively Increasing the Stability of Helicopter Sling Load Payloads” Advisors: David Olinger, Marc Tardiff, Kenneth Desabrais Adam Panzica (MS, Robotics) 1ST PLACE ENGINEERING: “Navigation Planning for Autonomous Planetary Exploration Rovers” Advisor: Taskin Padir Christopher Legacy (MS, Chemistry & Biochemistry) 1ST PLACE LIFE SCIENCES/BIOENGINEERING: “The Palladium Catalyzed, Aerobic Oxidation of Tertiary Amines into Amides” Advisor: Marion Emmert Zehao Li (MS, Physics) 1ST PLACE SCIENCE: “Quantum Mechanics on the Möbius Ring” Advisor: Ramdas Ram-Mohan Raafat Zaini (PhD, System Dynamics) 1ST PLACE BUSINESS/SOCIAL SCIENCE: “Strategies for University Growth: A System Dynamics Analysis of Organizational Change” Advisor: Khalid Saeed Anthony Spangenberger (PhD, Materials Science & Engineering) 1ST PLACE ENGINEERING: “Engineering of Light Metals for Enhanced Dynamic Properties and Fatigue Performance” Advisor: Diana Lados Ivo T. Dobrev (PhD, Mechanical Engineering) 1ST PLACE ENGINEERING: “Acousto-mechanical response of the human TM characterized by digital holographic methods” Advisor: Cosme Furlong Amanda Clement (PhD, Biomedical Engineering) 1ST PLACE LIFE SCIENCES/BIOENGINEERING: “Designing µDERMs: Harnessing Engineered Microniches to Direct Cellular Function” Advisor: George Pins Tim Nelson (PhD, Computer Science) 1ST PLACE SCIENCE: “An Analyzable Core Language for Network Programming” Advisors: Daniel Dougherty, Kathi Fisler, Shriram Krishnamurthi


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COMPUTER SCIENCE

PROVOST’S MQP AWARDS

Leah Greer, Christian Mortensen, Corey Phillips, Hanxiong Shi, Jeffery Stokes: “Hyreminder: A Hand Hygiene Tracking System with Mobile Sensors” Advisor: Elke Rundensteiner Michael Della Donna, Brian Gaffey, Ryan Hamer, Tyler Wack: “New WPI Suite Architecture” Advisor: Gary Pollice

ACTUARIAL MATHEMATICS Michelle Guertin, Matthew Townsend, Katherine Whittier, Mung Wong: “Social Security Forecasting” Advisor: Jon Abraham

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Kyle Crathern, Reinaldo Lopes, Timothy Momose, Neil Pomerleau: “Micro Aircraft Competition Design— Flying Wing” Advisors: Simon Evans, David Olinger

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Anh Do, Soe Thet Ko, Aung Thu Htet: “Electromagnetic Side-Channel Analysis on Intel Atom Processor” Advisors: Thomas Eisenbarth, Berk Sunar

BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY Nouran Abdelfattah: “Uncovering the Role of HMG Box Protein TOX in T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (T-ALL)” Advisor: David Langenau

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Bryan LaRochelle, Max Schrader, Cassandra Stacy, Ian Weyburne: “Bioretention Basin Removal Efficiencies, An Evaluation of Stormwater Best Management Practice Effectiveness and Implications for Design” Advisor: Paul Mathisen

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Olivia Doane, Claudia Lee, Meredith Saucier: “A Device to Measure Tensile Forces in the Deep Fascia During Closure of a Midline Abdominal Laparotomy” Advisors: Kristen Billiar, Raymond Dunn

HUMANITIES AND ARTS Michaella Reif: “Autobiographical Fiction as a Cultural Coping Mechanism: Wolf 's Kindheitsmuster (Patterns of Childhood) and Grass's Katz und Maus (Cat and Mouse)” Advisor: David Dollenmayer

BUSINESS Ricardo Bonhomme, Paul Gasper, Joshua Hines, Jean Paul Miralda: “Economic Feasibility of a Novel Alkaline Battery Recycling Process” Advisors: Diran Apelian, Jerry Schaufeld, Yan Wang

INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND GAME DEVELOPMENT Shane Daley, Wyatt Gray: "Bushido Bots" Advisor: Dean O'Donnell Ryan Casey, Mike Frankfort, Jill Sauer, Alex ThorntonClark: "Pandora: Purge of Pride" Advisors: Britt Snyder, Rob Lindeman

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Jennifer Moutinho: “Retention of Reactive Azo Dye Using Charged Ultrafiltration Membranes” Advisors: David DiBiasio, Hong Susan Zhou Raymond Gasper, Chelsea Miller: “Application of Cathelicidin” Advisors: Terri Camesano, Tanja Dominko

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Chuqiao Yang: “Macroscopic Modeling of MicrowaveEnabled Production of Solution-Processable Graphene” Advisors: Vadim Yakovlev, Alex A. Zozulya

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY Zijian Xia: “Characterization of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” Advisor: Drew Brodeur Nouran Abdelfattah: “Uncovering the Role of HMG Box Protein TOX in T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (T-ALL)” Advisor: Destin Heilman

MATERIALS ENGINEERING Ricardo Bonhomme, Paul Gasper, Joshua Hines, Jean Paul Miralda: “Economic Feasibility of a Novel Alkaline Battery Recycling Process” Advisors: Diran Apelian, Jerome Schaufeld, Yan Wang

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Daniela Garcia, Jeffrey Kelley, Jennifer Mann, Jeffrey Pruden: “Advanced Cell Culture Well for Mechanobiology” Advisor: Kristen Billiar

CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Gregory Freeman: “Structural Design and Construction of the Solatrium for the Solar Decathlon China Competition” Advisors: Tahar El-Korchi, Pinar Okumus, Steven Van Dessel

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Donal Boyd, Brennan Ashton, Lauren Bisacky, Jessica Lopez: “Lights on the Horizon: A Socioeconomic Impact Evaluation of Rural Electrification in Tsumkwe, Namibia” Advisors: Svetlana Nikitina, Thomas Robertson

PHYSICS Christopher Maino: “Drag in Granular Media” Advisor: Stephan Koehler Shaun Marshall: “Experimental Studies of Liquid Crystal and Protein Interactions” Advisors: Germano Iannacchione, Izabela Stroe Jeremy Moody: “Symmetrical Resistor Networks” Advisors: P. K. Aravind, Brigitte Servatius Andrew O'Neill: “Modeling of Cargo Transport Via Molecular Motors” Advisor: Erkan Tüzel Xiaojing Wang: “A Nonlinear Elliptical Problem for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrodes” Advisors: Joseph Fehribach, Germano Iannacchione

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING— AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AWARD Blair Capriotti, Derek Montalvan, Michal Talmor: “Electrohydrodynamic Pumping Pressure Generation” Advisors: Jamal Yagoobi, Eduardo Torres-Jara (CS)

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING— ALFRED R. AND JANET H. POTVIN AWARDS Ana Dede, Megan Read This award is given to outstanding undergraduate students in biomedical engineering.

PROFESSIONAL WRITING Yunqiu Sun: “Solar Decathlon Website: English to Chinese Translation” Advisors: Lorraine Higgins, Jennifer Rudolph

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING—

ROBOTICS ENGINEERING

NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTS / AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTS UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Ross Desmond, Matthew Dickerman, James Fleming: “Human-in-the-Loop Cyber Physical Systems: Modular Designs for Semi-Autonomous Wheelchair Navigation” Advisors: Taskin Padir, Sonia Chernova, Jerome Schaufeld, Dmitry Sinyukov

Ashley Morgan Given by the New England Institute of Chemists and the American Institute of Chemists, this award recognizes outstanding seniors in the Chemical Engineering Department.

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND POLICY STUDIES Gregory Moore: “The Effect of Sound on the User Experience of Playing a Video Game” Advisors: Jeanine Skorinko, Brian Moriarty, Keith Zizza

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY— AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY DIVISION OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY AWARD

PRESIDENT’S IQP AWARD FINALISTS:

Da Teng Zijian Xia (AWARDED 2012) This award recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level and have future plans that include a career in chemistry.

LISTED IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

Jonathan Cline, Emily Domingue, Emily Fournier, Marco Villar: “Sustainable Paper Insulation for Kambashus in Informal Settlements of Namibia” Advisors: Svetlana Nikitina, Thomas Robertson Adam Cadwallader, Victoria Hewey, Evren Simsek, Santiago Isaza: “Supporting Urban Beekeeping Livelihood Strategies in Cape Town” Advisors: Scott Jiusto, Steve Taylor Sarah Bober, Devin Harrison, Rachel Hickcox, Chelsea Miller; and collaborating Thai students Gun Charoensiri, Suthamma Sa-nguankulchai, Piyada Sutthanusorn: “Heat Impacts on Occupational Health: A Comparison Between Agricultural and Industrial Settings in the Time of Climate Change” Advisors: Ingrid Shockey, Bland Addison Kassondra Hickey, Xavier Miller, Richard Valdes, Frank Bruton: “Designing a Water Quality Monitoring Plan for El Yunque National Forest” Advisors: Aarti Madan, Creighton Peet

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY DIVISION OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AWARD Cara DiIorio This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated excellence in organic chemistry at the undergraduate level and has future plans that include a career in chemistry.

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTS AWARD CHEMISTRY: Emily Domingue BIOCHEMISTRY: Emily Johnson This award recognizes outstanding seniors and graduate students in Chemistry and in Biochemistry.

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MAY 11, 2013

DR. NEIL G. SULLIVAN ’83 MEMORIAL AWARD

Daria Santoro (AWARDED 2010) Jared Snell (AWARDED 2010) Established to honor the memory of Professor Herb Beall, this award is given to students who have completed the freshman Chemistry course with superior academic performance.

Kevin Hufnagle, Jon Kelly, Paul Malmsten (AWARDED 2012) This award was established in 1991 by members of the Sullivan family in memory of their son and brother, who was killed in an automobile accident that year. It is awarded to juniors majoring in computer science in recognition of demonstrated ability and promise.

POLYED AWARD IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY Nouran Abdelkader (AWARDED 2011) This award recognizes undergraduate students for outstanding achievement in Organic Chemistry.

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING— ETA KAPPA NU OUTSTANDING ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARD Tan Zhang, MS candidate

CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING— ANDREW HOLT MEMORIAL AWARD

ETA KAPPA NU OUTSTANDING ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SENIOR TUTOR AWARD

Shane Ruddy This award is presented to civil engineering seniors who have consistently earned academic honors and who show excellent promise for success.

Kaung Myat Win

HAROLD S. BLACK AWARD Kaung Myat Win Established to honor the memory of inventor Harold S. Black ’21, this award is given by the faculty to ECE seniors who have demonstrated outstanding creativity and enthusiasm in engineering problem solving, practical implementation of problem solutions, and exemplary character in their contributions to the welfare of the WPI community.

CARL F. MEYER IMPROVEMENT AWARD IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Emmanuel Michaelidis Established by Professor Emeritus Meyer, this award is presented to civil engineering seniors who have demonstrated the most improvement in academic and professional attitude since entering the department.

HUMANITIES AND ARTS—

FRANK D. DEFALCO AWARD

CLASS OF 1879 PRIZE FOR IN THE HUMANITIES

Lindsey Miller (AWARDED 2012) This award is presented to juniors interested in going into professional practice in the constructed facilities area.

OUTSTANDING PROJECTS

Christopher Bannon, “Transgenic Animals and the Catholic Church” Advisor: Bethel Eddy Kassondra Hickey: “Interactive Media Art” Advisor: Joseph Farbrook (AWARDED 2011) This award is given to undergraduate students for excellent work in humanities projects that demonstrate exceptional creativity and skill in conceiving, developing, and expressing a theme within any discipline in the humanities and arts.

CIVIL ENGINEERING ADVISORY BOARD AWARD Adrianna Davis, Emily Fournier, Ryan Shooshan, Lauren Waring: “Utilizing GAC and MIEX® to Improve TOC Removal from Wastewater” This award is presented to the best MQP poster presentation.

COMPUTER SCIENCE— COMPUTER SCIENCE OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD

STEVEN J. KAHN AWARD

Wesley Ripley This award is presented to computer science seniors who have an outstanding academic record and who have contributed to the enrichment and professional development of fellow students.

Andrew St. Jean This award is presented to outstanding senior members of the WPI Glee Club in recognition of contributions, commitment, and unwavering loyalty to the organization.

COMPUTER SCIENCE OUTSTANDING JUNIOR AWARD Zhen He (AWARDED 2012) This award is presented to Computer Science juniors who have an excellent academic record and who show promise for continuing success.

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INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND GAME DEVELOPMENT—

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING— ALLAN GLAZER AWARD

IMGD OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD

Michal Talmor Established in 1992 by the family and friends of Allan Glazer ’47, this award is given to mechanical engineering majors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, special ingenuity in problem solving, and enthusiasm for engineering challenges.

Michael Frankfort, Michael Grossfeld This award is presented to Interactive Media and Game Development seniors who have an outstanding academic record and who have contributed to the enrichment and professional development of fellow students.

HEALD BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP

IMGD OUTSTANDING JUNIOR AWARD

Jeremy Hagger, Amy Loomis Created in 1990 through the generosity of the Heald Foundation, this competitive scholarship is given to mechanical engineering students who embody, in modern form, the spirit of Yankee ingenuity that characterized the evolution of America’s great manufacturing enterprises. The scholarship endowment honors the memory of the four sons of James N. Heald, Class of 1884; Roger, Richard, Robert, and Stanley Heald all attended WPI.

Cordell Zebrose (AWARDED 2012) This award is presented to Interactive Media and Game Development juniors who have an outstanding academic record and who have contributed to the enrichment and professional development of fellow students.

MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING— SOCIETY OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD

PHYSICS—

Jessica White (AWARDED 2012) This award recognizes outstanding students in Manufacturing Engineering.

ROBERT H. GODDARD AWARD Pattipong Wisanitayakorn Endowed by the graduation classes of 1908 and 1909 in memory of Robert H. Goddard ’08, pioneer of American rocketry, this award recognizes outstanding achievement, scholarship, consistent effort, and dedication of purpose in both theoretical and experimental areas of physics.

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES— DIMENSIONS AWARD Jackson DeWeese, Xiao Shen This award is given to seniors who have faithfully, industriously, and with distinguished attainment completed all requirements (and beyond) for the BS degree in Mathematical Sciences.

LAWTON-PLIMPTON AWARD Christian Iamartino Established in honor of Willard Elliot Lawton and Samuel James Plimpton, distinguished former members of the WPI Department of Physics, this award is made in recognition of steady and substantial improvement in physics scholarship, as evidenced by scholastic record and attained depth of understanding.

SENIOR MATH AWARD Xiaojing (Cathy) Wang This award is presented to senior mathematical sciences majors who have shown outstanding performance and who have made valuable contributions to the WPI community.

ROBOTICS ENGINEERING—

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES TEACHING ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR AWARD

OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD Michal Talmor

Kaitlyn Brady Presented to the teaching assistant who has made the most exemplary contribution to the department’s educational activities by aiding the students in their learning experience of Mathematical Sciences.

OUTSTANDING JUNIOR AWARD Xueyang Lin (AWARDED 2012) Michal Talmor (AWARDED 2012)

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING— AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR METALS, CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AWARD Patrick Ford, Amy Loomis: “Intelligent Preprocessing of Electronic Waste During Recycling: A Source for Critical Materials” Advisors: Diran Apelian, Jeanine Plummer 50


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RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS AIR FORCE AND AEROSPACE STUDIES—

MILITARY SCIENCE STUDIES—

DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE AWARD

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AWARD

Nathan Olivarez

David Allen

HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CONFERENCE AFROTC CADET ROLE MODEL

ASSOCIATION OF UNITED STATES ARMY MINUTEMAN CHAPTER AWARD Neel Patel

Nathan Olivarez (AWARDED 2012)

SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AWARD

FIELD TRAINING DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE AWARD

Neel Patel (AWARDED 2012)

Gregory Overton (AWARDED 2011)

USAA SPIRIT AWARD

MOST OUTSTANDING ARNOLD AIR SOCIETY SMALL SQUADRON COMMANDER IN THE NATION

Jenny Marquez (AWARDED 2011)

ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OF MASSACHUSETTS AWARD

Ryan McNamara (AWARDED 2012)

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS AWARD

Brandy Warner

Nathan Olivarez

BAY STATE BATTALION COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

AEROSPACE SCHOLAR

Brandy Warner (AWARDED 2012)

Philip O’Sullivan (AWARDED 2010 AND 2012)

MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION AWARD

ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS

Brandy Warner (AWARDED 2012)

ASSOCIATION AWARD Lauren Bisacky (AWARDED 2012) Rinaldo Izzo (AWARDED 2011) Nathan Olivarez (AWARDED 2012)

SERGEANT YORK AWARD Brandy Warner

AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD Lauren Bisacky (AWARDED 2010) Nathan Olivarez (AWARDED 2011 AND 2013)

CADET WING COMMANDER AWARD Rinaldo Izzo Gregory Overton

IRON EAGLE Gregory Overton (AWARDED 2012) Ryan McNamara (AWARDED 2012)

NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION AWARD Sean Gile

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WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Dennis D. Berkey

Stuart C. Kazin ’61

Scott W. Ramsay ’68

Jennifer Davis Carey

Francesca Maltese

Stephen E. Rubin ’74

Curtis R. Carlson ’67

Robert R. Martin ’75

Frederick D. Rucker ’81

Richard F. Connolly Jr.

Neil McDonough

Philip B. Ryan ’65

Michael J. Dolan ’75

Linda McGoldrick

Stephen Spinelli

Daniel F. Farrar ’84

John T. Mollen

Joan Bolduc Szkutak ’79

William Fitzgerald ’83

Philip R. Morgan

Sophie Vandebroek

Warner S. Fletcher

Judith Nitsch ’75

Richard D. Willett II ’91

Steven C. Halstedt ’68

George R. Oliver ’82

Dorothea C. Wong ’92

David K. Heebner ’67

Karen Tegan Padir ’90, ’95 (MBA)

Glenn Yee ’74

Debora Jackson ’89

Donald K. Peterson ’71

Michael P. Zarrilli ’71

OFFICERS OF THE CORPORATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS Stephen E. Rubin ’74 Chair Warner S. Fletcher Francesca Maltese Vice Chairs Dennis D. Berkey President and CEO Eric W. Overström Provost

Stephen P. Flavin Vice President for Academic and Corporate Development

Stephanie Pasha Assistant Vice President and Secretary of the Corporation

A. Tracy Hassett Vice President for Human Resources

Jeffrey S. Solomon Executive Vice President and Treasurer

William J. McAvoy Vice President for University Advancement

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Kristin R. Tichenor Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Institutional Strategy


COMMENCEMENT

MAY 11, 2013

DEANS, DEPARTMENT HEADS, PROGRAM DIRECTORS DEANS Karen Kashmanian Oates Arts and Sciences Selçuk Güçeri Engineering Richard D. Sisson Jr. Graduate Studies

Bogdan M. Vernescu Mathematical Sciences

Peter H. Hansen International Studies

Jamal Yagoobi Mechanical Engineering

Janice Gobert Neil T. Heffernan Learning Sciences and Technologies

Germano S. Iannacchione Physics James K. Doyle Social Science and Policy Studies

John A. Orr Lance E. Schachterle Liberal Arts and Engineering

Richard F. Vaz Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division

ACADEMIC PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Mark P. Rice School of Business

Jon Abraham Actuarial Mathematics

Richard D. Sisson Jr. Manufacturing Engineering Materials Science and Engineering

Arthur C. Heinricher Undergraduate Studies

Nikolaos A. Gatsonis Aerospace Engineering

LTC Ciro S. Stefano Military Science/Army ROTC

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT HEADS

LT COL Cynthia A. Provost Air Force and Aerospace Studies

Joseph B. Duffy Biology and Biotechnology

Roberto Pietroforte Architectural Engineering

Chrysanthe Demetry Morgan Teaching and Learning Center

Ki H. Chon Biomedical Engineering

Matthew O. Ward Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

David DiBiasio Chemical Engineering Arne Gericke Chemistry and Biochemistry Tahar El-Korchi Civil and Environmental Engineering Craig Wills Computer Science Yehia Massoud Electrical and Computer Engineering Kathy A. Notarianni Fire Protection Engineering Kristin Boudreau Humanities and Arts

Craig Wills Computers with Applications Michael J. Radzicki Economic Science Jeanine D. Plummer Environmental Engineering J. Robert Krueger Environmental and Sustainability Studies Amy Zeng Industrial Engineering Mark L. Claypool Interactive Media and Game Development

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Diane M. Strong Management Information Systems

CAPT Ronald L. Harrell, USN Navy ROTC

Dana L. Harmon Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics Jennifer DeWinter Professional Writing Jeanine Skorinko Psychological Science Michael A. Gennert Robotics Engineering Kent J. Rissmiller Society, Technology, and Policy Khalid Saeed System Dynamics


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A FEW NOTES ABOUT COMMENCEMENT DAY The annual graduation ceremony is an important milestone in the lives of our students and their families. The information on these pages will help assure this is an enjoyable and memorable event for everyone.

Photos before the ceremony: Degree candidates line up for the processional around 9:30 a.m. The line of graduate students begins in front of Boynton Hall and curves around the building toward Gordon Library. The line of undergraduate students begins near the library. Guests are asked to finish taking photos and proceed to the Quadrangle by 10:15.

PROCESSIONAL AND RECESSIONAL— The ceremony begins at about 10:30 a.m. with the processional. The marchers line up in front of Boynton Hall in the following order: honorary marshal, the colors, honorary marshal for graduate students, candidates for graduate degrees, ceremonial marshal, candidates for undergraduate degrees, faculty members, and the stage party. The procession moves across Earle Bridge and follows the roadway past Alden Memorial and Sanford Riley Hall toward the Sports and Recreation Center, then moves onto the Quadrangle. (Guests are asked to not block the progress of the processional. It is especially important to keep the center aisle clear so marchers may make their way to their seats.) At the ceremony’s conclusion, the marchers, in reverse order, move down the center aisle and proceed toward Reunion Plaza. Again, guests are asked not to interfere with their progress. This year’s honorary marshal is Mark Richman, associate professor of mechanical enginering and winner of the 2013 Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Teaching. The honorary marshal for graduate students is Roger Gottlieb, professor of humanities and arts and winner of the 2013 Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarhip. The ceremonial marshal is Eric W. Overström, provost. The baton carried by the honorary marshal is the walking stick of John Boynton, a founder of WPI. President Berkey wears the Presidential Medallion, with the WPI seal cast in silver and the names and years of service of all 15 of WPI’s presidents engraved on small silver plates that form links in the chain. Provost Overström carries the Academic Mace, a 42-inch-tall staff made from fluted cherry wood topped with a circular silver pedestal on which sits, on edge, a large silver medal that has the WPI seal on both sides. (The Presidential Medallion and the Academic Mace were gifts to the university from President Berkey and his wife, Catherine, in 2007.)

Photos of the ceremony: Commencement Photographers Inc. will take a photograph of every graduate receiving his or her diploma. The company will mail proofs and an order form to graduates or their families. In addition, WPI will videotape the entire ceremony from several vantage points. For more information about the photo service, you may call Commencement Photographers at +1-978-851-5924. Video excerpts from the ceremony will be linked from the WPI home page (wpi.edu) the afternoon of Commencement day. A complete, high-quality video of the ceremony will be available for downloading within two weeks at wpi.edu/+Commencement. Photos after the ceremony: If you’d like to capture your happy graduate after the ceremony, we recommend the following locations: •The Stage Area: After the procession has left the Quadrangle, guests are invited to take photos on or near the stage (WPI banner and plantings in background). •Earle Bridge: Spanning West Street, the footbridge is decorated with flowering plants. •Boynton Hall: WPI’s first building, with its granite exterior and clock tower, is located just across the footbridge. •Higgins House: This WPI mansion, located directly behind the Campus Center, is surrounded by plantings and formal gardens that are in full bloom at this time of year.

PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS— The photographs and videos you take today will be treasured mementos. The following information should help all of our guests get the shots they want. As the processional begins, members of the faculty, attired in colorful robes, line both sides of Earle Bridge to pay tribute to the graduates as they cross the bridge for the final time before receiving their diplomas.

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Guests who would prefer to view the ceremony indoors may see a broadcast in the locations listed below.

A reception for graduates and their guests will take place outdoors in and around Reunion Plaza and the Campus Center immediately following the ceremony. In the event of inclement weather, the reception will take place in the Sports & Recreation Center.

*Campus Center (#4 on map) Top level: Hagglund Room, Mid-Century Room Street level: Morgan Room Lower level: Chairman’s Room, Taylor Room

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*Higgins Laboratories (#11 on map) Rooms 116, 154, 202, 218

Restrooms and drinking fountains are located in Harrington Auditorium, Alden Memorial, Daniels Hall, Higgins Laboratories, and the Campus Center. Food and drink may be purchased in the Campus Center and in Harrington Auditorium.

Atwater Kent Laboratories (#1 on map) Room 116 (Newell Lecture Hall) Rooms 219, 233 Fuller Laboratories (#7 on map) Perreault Lecture Hall, Upper and Lower

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY—

Olin Hall (#12 on map) Room 107

A first aid station is located in the Sports & Recreation Center. Campus Police and WPI Emergency Medical Technicians may be reached by calling 508-831-5433. In an emergency, ushers can help you secure assistance.

Salisbury Laboratories (#13 on map) Rooms 104 and 105 Room 115 (Kinnicutt Lecture Hall) *Buildings closest to the Quadrangle

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