Northborough – Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Molly Lellman of Northborough, a freshman, was named to the university's dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2011 semester.
A total of 1,151 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI's fall 2011 dean's list. The criteria for the WPI dean's list differ from most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the dean's list by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.
Provost Eric Overström said, “WPI's academic programs are remarkably rigorous, so being named to the dean's list is a testament to hard work, a sharp mind, and a commitment to excellence. Some of this nation's best and brightest students come to WPI to learn subjects ranging from engineering to science to business and the humanities, and through our innovative project-based curriculum they conduct professional-level research and solve important problems all over the world. Those named to the dean's list have excelled at facing such demanding challenges, and we are exceptionally proud of these outstanding students.”
Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI was one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. WPI's 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 Ph.D. degrees.