Rashid, a senior biochemistry major, grew up in Jamaica and came to the US to attend WPI three years ago. He learned about WPI during a college prep program and was especially interested in the project-based curriculum and how cool a WPI alumnae made it sound. (The deal was officially sealed when he also found out that Worcester has a large Jamaican population and that you can buy authentic seasonings at Price Rite.)
Just as Rashid expected, the team-based projects that are a cornerstone of the WPI curriculum made it easier for him to apply concepts to the real world – it suits his practical learning style. After graduation, he wants to pursue further degrees to become a professor in either biochemistry or biomedical engineering.
May Pen, Jamaica
Destin Heilman, Associate Teaching Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry