WORCESTER, MA (05/15/2014)(readMedia)– Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced the following local students as Charles O. Thompson Scholars for the 2013-14 academic year.
Eric Fast of Stonington, is a first-year student majoring in aerospace engineering.
Kevin Ouellette of Colchester, is a first-year student majoring in robotics engineering.
Andrew Rathbun of Pawcatuck, is a first-year student majoring in aerospace engineering.
Lindsay Schneider of East Lyme, is a first-year student majoring in biomedical engineering.
Kyle Young of Bozrah, is a first-year student majoring in robotics engineering.
Named in honor of the first president of WPI, this honor recognizes outstanding performance by first-year students. To be eligible for membership, students must achieve all A’s and B’s (with a minimum of six A’s) in their academic subjects during their first three terms at WPI.
About Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI’s talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university’s innovative Global Perspective Program. There are more than 35 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.