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Local students receive college honors

by | Feb 20, 2019 | Education

The following Hopkinton residents were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at their respective colleges:

At Tufts University, Prakalya Chandrasekar and Thomas Leone;

At Connecticut College, Devon Rancourt, a Slavic studies and history major who received high honors;

At the University of Notre Dame, College of Science student Elise Kiszla;

At Clemson University, industrial engineering major Alex Antaki, pre-business major John Francis, marketing major Emily Hoffman, financial management major Brett McIntire and architecture major Kayla Patrick;

At The Citadel, Nicholas Sloan;

At Hofstra University, Megan Donovan;

At Springfield College, health science/occupational therapy major Sarah Durr;

At James Madison University, Renee Salois and Madeline Siraco;

At the University of Hartford, Constantinos Papadopoulos;

At Fairfield University, Brigid Belger, Julia Joshi, Brigid Marquedant, Lily Rancatore and Kate Welzel;

At Colby College, sophomore psychology major Natalie Guarino and senior computer science major Walker Griggs (who prepped at Middlesex School);

At Endicott College, sophomore Natalie Shambo;

At Emmanuel College, Megan Canfield.

In other college news, Amanda Rogers graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in behavioral neuroscience with high honors from Lehigh University in the fall.

WPI students take on societal issues

At Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Hopkinton’s Kyle Heavey, a junior majoring in robotics engineering, was a member of a student team that completed a project through the WPI project center in Albania. The project was titled “An exploration of sense of place: Tirana’s historic center.”

Also at WPI, Jeremy Jacobs, a junior from Hopkinton majoring in chemical engineering, completed a project through the WPI project center in Hangzhou, China. The project was titled “An investigation of cultural infrastructure in Hangzhou, China, to improve the quality of life in Xiasha.” The project addressed the current disparity of cultural infrastructure in the Xiasha sub-district in Hangzhou, China, by comparing it to the Xihu district and Worcester, Massachusetts.

At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to addresses an important societal need or issue. About two-thirds of students complete a project at one of the university’s 50-plus off-campus project centers, which are located around the world. A signature element of the innovative undergraduate experience at WPI, the project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical knowledge to develop thoughtful solutions to real problems that affect the quality of people’s lives-and make a difference before they graduate.

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