Student profile: Andrew Peabody

Andrew is an Indiana native majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

Andrew PeabodyWhere are you from?
I am from the south side of Indianapolis in Greenwood, IN and have lived there my entire life.  Home of the Woodmen.

What are your hobbies/interests?
•    Playing golf and watching golf.  I always enjoy the Masters and Tiger’s Sunday red.
•    Anything outdoors. Boating, camping, and fishing are great ways to get away and relax.
•    I like to learn new things.  Random facts on the Discovery channel, newspaper articles, but most of all, people teach me all kinds of things.

What is your major?

Biomedical Engineering

What do you hope to do once you graduate?

I am currently seeking employment in research or manufacturing with a major medical device company that is committed first and foremost to quality.  In order for a device to truly serve and help patients, it must demonstrate quality by working properly and administering treatment each and every time it is called upon.  I hope to work for a company that is dedicated to its patients and doctors, willing to invest in new technologies, and one that endorses leadership development in a professional environment.

Tell me how you spent your summer, specifically about your Boston Scientific Internship.

This past summer I ventured up to St. Paul, MN to work for Boston Scientific’s Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) group.  There I was able to work on a variety of pacemaker projects to improve device quality and product yields.  I worked for one of CRM’s manufacturing groups, which allowed me to interact with not only engineers, but also management, technician support, and operators on the manufacturing floor.

At CRM I was able to work with some of the top talent in the industry.  It was very empowering and humbling to come into work each day, knowing that the devices I was working on directly affect real people and real families by allowing them to move past their illnesses and get back to the things they enjoy most in life.

Tell me about your current involvement on Purdue’s campus.

Campus leadership has been one of the highlights of my Purdue experience, allowing me to network with new people and give back to the University that has already given me so much.  I am currently a member of the 2009-2010 class of Mortar Board, President of my fraternity, Kappa Sigma, a member of the Purdue Foundation Student Board, and a Biomedical Engineering Ambassador.