STEM Resilience provides insights to individuals and organizations to actively transform educational and professional careers. Dr. Grant brings over 30 years of experience in the STEM profession to empower individuals to move beyond their credentials and experience the original passion they had for STEM.

Dr. Christine Grant is a STEM Resilience Strategist who partners with individuals and organizations to empower women and men in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She obtained her degrees in Chemical Engineering (Sc.B., Brown University; M.S. and Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology). She’s an international speaker, who conducts career coaching and professional development workshops. A Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State; she leads as Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement in the College of Engineering, in this role she designs and leads cutting edge initatives for the professional and personal development of over 350 engineering faculty.

A Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Life Member, her awards for broadening participation, promotion and retention of men and women in STEM include the: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mentor Award, NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) and the WEPAN Bevlee A. Watford Inclusive Excellence Award. Her book, “Success Strategies from Women in STEM: A Portable Mentor” (co-edited with Peggy Pritchard) is the culmination of Grant’s over 30 years of leadership broadening the participation of diverse populations in STEM fields.

She joined the NCSU faculty in 1989 and has moved through the ranks of Assistant and Associate to Full Professor in Chemical Engineering, one of less than 10 African-American women in the U.S. at that rank.

A change agent, she has been featured in National Science Foundation funded ADVANCE programming at several schools including Texas A&M, Cornell and the University of Cincinnati promoting institutional transformation in STEM fields. She has lead NSF ADVANCE initiatives at NCSU to increase the number and success of women of color engineering faculty.

Dr. Grant’s research has been focused on surface and interfacial phenomena in the areas of electronic materials, textiles, and  polymers.. She has served as a leader in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

She has been a Visiting Senior Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an Expert in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Engineering Directorate and a visiting faculty at Caltech, and Duke.

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Broadening participation in STEM is what Dr. Grant has dedicated much of her career to. As Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement, she empowers faculty at all stages through targeted initiatives for over 300 engineering faculty. She achieves results through targeted empowerment of both women and minorities at all levels in the STEM pathway.

STEM Resilience is the culmination of Grant’s 30+ years working on the development of STEM professionals, students and the faculty who educate them.

Dr. Grant empowers STEM students, faculty and professionals towards excellence in both career and personal development. She is an international motivational speaker, conducting career and professional development workshops at universities across the US, in Ghana and Australia.

Her book, “Success Strategies from Women in STEM: A Portable Mentor” by Elsevier/Academic Press is the culmination of Grant’s over 30 years of leadership in coaching, training and leading in  STEM fields.

Dr. Grant received the 2003 National Science Foundation (NSF)Presidential Award for Excellence in Math, Science and Engineering Mentoring from President George Bush, one of only 10 individuals in the United States recognized by Bush with this national honor.
Other awards:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mentor Award
  • Council for Chemical Research Diversity Award in 2009
  • YWCA Academy of Women in Science and Technology Inductee
  • National Academy of Engineering CASEE Boeing Senior Fellow
  • International Honor Society Sigma Iota Rho
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network (WEPAN) Bevlee A. Watford Inclusive Excellence Award
  • Life Member of the Society of Women Engineers
  • Life Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • NCA&T Urban Education Institute NCA&T Exemplar Award
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Outstanding Young engineering Alumni Award

“I catalyze women influencers (and their male allies) in STEM to successfully navigate their academic and career pursuits. Because I believe they are an untapped global source of influence in STEM. Using our strategically developed ‘Identify, Create, Execute’ process, we provide career coaching, leveraged empowerment workshops and deliver interactive keynotes.” – C.S. Grant