WORCESTE – Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Kirsten Harrod, of Framingham, a member of the class of 2023 majoring in industrial engineering (BS), has been named to the university’s Dean’s List for Academic Excellence for the fall semester 2021.
A total of 2,054 undergraduates met the criteria required for WPI’s Fall 2021 Dean’s List. The WPI Dean’s List criteria differ from those of most other universities because WPI does not calculate a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of A-level work completed 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 work on open issues for communities around the world. The issues are significant and the impact is real,” said Dean of Undergraduate Studies Arthur C. Heinricher. “Some of the best and brightest students in this country come to WPI to study engineering, science, 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, a global leader in project-based learning, is a leading distinctive technology university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying theory learned in the classroom to the practice of real-world problem solving. . Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Award for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, WPI’s pioneering project-based curriculum engages undergraduates to solve important scientific, technological and societal problems throughout their training and in more than 50 projects. centers around the world. WPI offers more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs across 17 academic departments in science, engineering, technology, business, social sciences, humanities, and arts. Its faculty and students pursue innovative research to address current challenges in health and biotechnology; robotics and the Internet of Things; advanced materials and manufacturing; cybersecurity, data and security systems; learn science; and more.