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School of Engineering

Rising seniors receive scholarships

Monday, August 17, 2020
Daniel Pascal and Melissa Rowland, E21, have been awarded Tau Beta Pi scholarships in recognition of their academic achievements, campus leadership, and future contributions to the engineering profession.
Daniel Pascal and Melissa Rowland

Daniel Pascal and Melissa Rowland, rising seniors in biomedical engineering and electrical engineering respectively, have been honored with scholarships from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. Tau Beta Pi scholarships are awarded to society members on a competitive basis of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and the promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.

Daniel is studying biomedical engineering with a concentration in quantitative economics. His research interests lie in wearable devices with a focus on potential sports applications. Currently, he works at the Tufts Silk Lab where he co-authored a paper recently published in Advanced Materials and is currently pursuing his senior thesis research on augmented contact lenses for ocular drug delivery. He is passionate about the intersection of business and biotechnology. Upon graduation, Daniel is planning to pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering followed by an MBA.

Melissa is an electrical engineering student and a member of the varsity cross country and track & field teams. She is a member of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu and she will serve as the corresponding secretary during the 2020-21 school year. She previously interned at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory working on navigation and sensing fusion. Melissa plans on entering the workforce or pursuing further education after graduating from Tufts.

The Tau Beta Pi Association Scholarship Program was established in 1998 with awards named in honor of the society’s former Emeritus R.H. Nagel. The organization is the world’s largest engineering society and membership represents one of the highest honors obtained by undergraduate engineering students.