The Peake Fund was established with a generous gift from Dr. Sheldon Pang, an alumnus of the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and its affiliated Eaton-Peabody Laboratory (EPL), an inter-institutional research center of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard Medical School (HMS), and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI).
With that initial donation, and with many additional gifts, the Fund has now grown to support two activities meant to recognize, support, and promote RLE and EPL student excellence in fields intersecting biomedical science and engineering.
THE HELEN CARR PEAKE RESEARCH PRIZE
Each year, the Fund supports the Helen Carr Peake Research Prize. It consists of a substantial competitive annual cash award to an MIT student for bioengineering research of extraordinary quality performed in either RLE or EPL.
THE HELEN CARR PEAKE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
Periodically, the Fund supports the Helen Carr Peake Research Assistantship. It consists of MIT graduate stipend and tuition support awarded competitively to an MIT student conducting research in either RLE or EPL and pursuing a doctoral degree in fields related to bioenginering.