BME Students Allison Paquin and Rachel Connolly awarded Prof. Robert A. Peura Biomedical Engineering Founder Scholarship

November 9, 2016
   Rachel Connolly, Carol & Bob Peura, Allison Paquin

Allison Paquin and Rachel Connolly, Biomedical Engineering seniors double majoring in Mechanical Engineering, were awarded by the Biomedical Engineering department with the Prof. Robert A. Peura Biomedical Engineering Founder Scholarship.

Allison Paquin, a senior Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering double major from North Attleboro, MA has a focus in biomaterials and tissue engineering within BME and a biomechanics concentration in ME. After graduating in May, Paquin is hoping to go into industry either working on implant design or drug delivery device design. Outside of the classroom, she is involved in the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and she is the current president of RoboKids, a STEM outreach program on campus. She is further a member of Alpha Eta Mu Beta, the Biomedical Engineering National Honor Society, Pi Tau Sigma, the Mechanical Engineering National Honor Society, and Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering National Honor Society.

Rachel Connolly is a senior double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering who grew up in Bridgewater, MA. Rachel is the president of Alpha Eta Mu Beta Biomedical Engineering Honor Society and Treasurer of the WPI Dance Team.  She is also an executive chair of the Social Committee (SocComm) and a Math and Science Help (MASH) Leader for Calculus IV. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in the medical device field.

   Rachel Connolly and Allison Paquin

The Prof. Robert A. Peura Biomedical Engineering Founder Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in biomedical engineering, thanks to the generosity of WPI alums, Dr. Alfred Potvin and Dr. Robert A. Peura.  The intent of the scholarship is to provide recognition and reward to a student majoring in BME at the junior or senior level who has achieved truly outstanding academic credentials.