Worcester – 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 spring 2012 semester.
A 2011 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School, Lellman is a member of the class of 2015 at WPI. She is majoring in Chemical Engineering.
A total of 1,286 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI's spring 2012 Dean's List. The criteria for the WPI Dean's List differ from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean's List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.
“WPI's academic programs are remarkably rigorous, so being named to the Dean's List is a testament to hard work, a sharp mind, and a commitment to excellence,” said Provost Eric Overström. “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.”