Kim de Groh earned both a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in the College of Engineering, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. Her specialization is materials science. A student internship at NASA years ago opened the doors to her current, full-time position as a senior materials research engineer. She is based at the space agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
There, she designs and tests the durability of materials used in space crafts. She also mentors young aspiring scientists. In 2009, she was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame for her work with students and her contributions to engineering.
She recieved a Distinguised Alumni Award at this year's Grand Alumni Awards gala.