Undergraduate Student Profile

Luke Chapdelaine

Alumni Update: Luke is now a Mechanical Engineering II at Waters Corporation in Milford, MA. His team designs sample managers in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems.

Hometown: Bedford, NH

Off- Campus Experience

Product Design Co-Op at Edgewell Personal Care : I used 3D computer aided design (CAD) software to model parts for shaving razors and other personal care products that are made using plastic injection molding.

Tamia Brefo

Alumni Update: Tamia is now an Operations Specialist for W. L. Gore & Associates (where she completed an internship while at RPI) in Elkton, Maryland.

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Off- Campus Experience

Operations Specialist Intern at W. L. Gore & Associates: Developed a capacity model using the manufacturing floor in Discrete Event Simulation Software (FlexSim) and tested process improvements.

On-Campus Experience

Tahira Catten

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)

Bryan Dessner

Bryan recently worked as an Associate Project Manager for Marvel Brands at Hasbro.

Hometown: Lansdale, PA

Off- Campus Experience

Project Management Co-op: Worked for Hasbro’s Star Wars team in Rhode Island for six months.

RPI Sports Information Department: Attend various sporting events at the university and track statistics.

On-Campus Experience

Jonathan Bao

Jonathan is currently in his 3rd year at Albany Medical College.

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Off- Campus Experience

Research at Albany Medical College: Conduct research in the Pilitsis Lab on chronic pain and the mechanisms of neuromodulatory treatment.

Kerryn Harrington

Kerryn is currently working at Emerson Automation Solutions as a Global Product Manager.

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Off- Campus Experience

Instrumentation and Clinical Co-op, Edgewell Personal Care: Conducted clinical and mechanical test on personal care products.

Manufacturing Engineering Intern, Edwards Lifesciences: Business unit operations engineer for development and continuous improvement of biological heart valve products.

Grace Gionta

Alumni Update: Grace currently works at GlobalFoundries as a Facilities Mechanical Engineer.

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.

Mackenzie Laird

Mackenzie is now working as a consultant for Deloitte in Boston, MA (where she also did an internship while at RPI). She is excited to apply her knowledge from RPI to her new career.

Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY

Off- Campus Experience

Project Management Co-op at Hasbro: Worked in Rhode Island for 6 months with the Star Wars team and created reporting tools to track production and worked with licensors to approve all products.

Lisa Sulmasy

Lisa is currently a Solutions Engineer at Verkada, in the San Francisco Bay area.

Hometown: Grafton, MA

Off- Campus Experience

Research Assistant at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping: I spent a semester at UNH working in their ocean engineering department. I was able to design and build a working single-beam SONAR device that will be used to map shallow ocean floors.

On-Campus Experience


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