Tahira Catten

Chemical Engineering (B.S./M.S.)

Alumni Update: Tahira is now a Process Sciences Associate II for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company located in Rensselaer, NY (not far from campus!)

Hometown: Goodyear, AZ

Off- Campus Experience

MOSTEC Online Facilitator, MIT: Mentoring a cluster of high school seniors in the MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)

Water Resource Management Intern - Surprise, AZ: Completed a cost analysis project about chlorine generation for disinfecting wastewater

On-Campus Experience

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) - RPI Chapter: As secretary, managed communications between the NSBE-RPI executive board and the general body for events and information,

I-Persist Mentor: Supported and assisted freshmen students taking Physics I.

Rensselaer Admissions Ambassador: Gave campus tours and served on student panels, and helped to plan the STAR Program.

Favorite Class

My favorite class so far has been Transport Phenomena II. I loved learning about how heat and mass flow through different materials!