Christine S. Grant Christine Grant is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University and an AIChE Fellow. In 2017, she was one of less than ten U.S. African-American female full chemical engineering professors. Her research focuses on surface and interracial phenomena in the areas of electronic materials, polymers, and biomedical systems. Grant's company, CoolSci Productions LLC, coaches and empowers individual’s at all academic levels. Her workshops on science technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentoring and academic career development for the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE programs promote empowerment while providing diverse role models. She has served the Institute as a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Minority Affairs Committee and a member of the Chemical Technology Operating Council (CTOC). Grant has mentored hundreds of faculty, students and postdocs and received the AAAS Mentor Award and the NSF PAESMEM award. She earned her BS in chemical engineering at Brown University, and her MS and PhD in chemical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.