Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced that Kelly Carlson of Mesa, a member of the class of 2018 majoring in mechanical engineering, was named to the university’s dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2016 semester.
The criteria for the WPI dean’s list differs from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average. Instead, WPI defines the dean’s list by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.
“WPI’s academic programs are rigorous and require a level of independence beyond what is required in traditional courses. WPI students go beyond the classroom to work on open-ended problems in and for communities around the world. The problems are important and the impact is rea,” Arthur C. Heinricher, dean of undergraduate studies, said in a press release . “Some of this nation’s best and brightest students come to WPI to study engineering and science and business and the humanities. Those named to the Dean’s List have excelled in all of their work, and we are exceptionally proud of these outstanding students.”
WPI was founded in 1865 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.