Leslie Chase

Role: Member

Major: Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering

Year: Class of 2019 (Alumni)

It's amazing to open up a browser and look at the home page and say "I designed that software feature, and this computer is running on architecture that I built." It's really great to do all of this problem solving and work for weeks on a project, collecting input from organizations all over the company all around the world. Engineering is not only about all of the math and science behind your work- but also communication with others, consideration of the user, negotiating which features are the most important, and many many other unexpected adventures!


Holden, MA

Extracurricular Activities

  • RPI Cru
  • Women at Rensselaer Mentoring Program


  • Research Assistant at Northeastern University - Summer 2016
  • Project Manager and Software Development Intern at Microsoft - Summer 2017
  • Electrical Engineering Intern at Microsoft - Summer 2018

Favorite Quote

"When one teaches, two learn." - Robert Heinlein


The Future of Light 2.0 Other Presenters: Michael Miller, Elizabeth Eckhardt, Kianna Brevig, Daniel Reed, Denver Overend, Elizabeth Friend, Ian Steenstra, Diana Klyuchnik

The Engineering Ambassadors will present on the applications of digital lighting; Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for a multitude of applications beyond lighting. This includes communications and large scale applications of LED lighting systems. Students will be exposed to technological advances that they probably never imagined and how crucial they are to the electronic devices they enjoy in today’s world. The presentation is suited for but not limited to general middle school class, technology and physics (core, regents and AP) classes.

Wind Energy Other Presenters: Emily Ortega, Allison Douglas, Carly Nadler, Rachel Stagnitti, Mallory Gordon, Samantha Bliss, Dana Stevens, Kianna Brevig, Jonathan Minchala

This presentation will introduce the importance of the development of alternative energies to reduce America’s traditional dependency on oil. Wind energy will be the focus of the presentation as the technology will be described. The presentation will then focus on the engineering designs of the wind turbines. The hands-on activity will involve the students in designing the wind turbine blades. Sponsored by CURENT Engineering Research Center