Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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Grace Gionta

Chemical Engineering
2020

Alumni Update: Grace works in the semiconductor industry at GlobalFoundries as a Process Integration engineer. In her current role, she's helping her team produce wafers that will eventually be used as computer chips in everything from cars to phones.

Hometown: Hopewell Junction, NY

Off- Campus Experience

Administrative Director, RYLA: The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards conference empowers high school students to reach their potential as leaders through team building activities.

Wafer Alignment Team Intern, ASML (Wilton, CT): Developed test specification plans, recommended materials characterization methods, to better understand an unwanted reaction mechanism.

On-Campus Experience

RPI Dance Team: Served at President, competed nationally in Daytona Beach, FL and performed at all home football and basketball games

Alpha Gamma Delta: Former VP of Campus Relations, served as the liaison between our chapter and the Panhellenic Council 

Undergraduate Research, Materials Research Center: Attended American Physical Society Conference, IWCS University Scholar

Admissions Ambassador: Gave tours to prospective students and served as a panelist at events.

Favorite Class

My favorite class was Chemical Separations, where I learned how to determine chemical flow rates and purities based on given process parameters, as well as optimize current processes.