Worcester Polytechnic Institute

WORCESTER, Mass. — The largest graduating class in Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s history, 1,680 students, received their degrees during its 147th commencement exercises.

The following local residents recently graduated from WPI:

Samara Garcia, of Clinton, Maine, earned a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering with distinction.

Kristen Brann, of Oakland, Maine, earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science with distinction.

Justin Rice, of Oakland, Maine, earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering with distinction.

Harry Lanphear, of Manchester, Maine, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with high distinction.

Jason Luong, of Fairfield, Maine, earned a master of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Brian Gardner, of Windsor, Maine, earned a bachelor of science degree in physics.

Dylan Pinnette, of Topsham, Maine, earned a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering.

Elliott Wiegman, of Leeds, Maine, earned a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering.

Haley Hayden, of Hartland, Maine, earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering with high distinction.

Doran Smestad, of Corinna, Maine, earned a master of science degree in computer science.

Justin Rice, of Oakland, Maine, earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering with distinction.