Meet the Engineers:
Deborah L. Grubbe, P.E.
Corporate Director – Safety and Health
I help DuPont develop new strategies and ideas on how to improve our already strong safety and health performance. In this assignment, I collaborate with DuPont employees from all around the world, and I travel over 50% of my time. This is my 15th job assignment in 23 years. My other jobs have been in manufacturing and project design and construction management.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1977 Certificate of Post Graduate Study in Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, England, 1978 (Winston Churchill Fellow)
How I got into engineering/What I like about it:
It was my high school math teacher that suggested engineering to me as a possible career choice! I always liked science and math in high school, although it took me some time to understand chemistry! What I like about engineering is that you have VERY interesting work, and that work makes the world a better place. Also, you can travel around the world and do work, and you can earn enough money to support yourself in a comfortable way. I believe it is very important for women to be financially independent, and engineering enables that.