Mr. Peter T. Krenzke, ’08 ME
Ms. Erin L. Dillon, ’11 CE
Peter and Erin have each won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the most prestigious science and engineering fellowship in the U.S. Their personal journeys at Valpo included the Valparaiso International Engineering Program in German (VIEP-German).
After a semester at Valpo's partner university in Reutlingen, Germany, Peter spent six months in Stuttgart in a cooperative-education experience at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Peter spent two years at Caterpillar Inc. before attending the University of Minnesota, where he studies how to create solar fuels from carbon dioxide.
Erin’s journey kept her in Reutlingen for a full year. After a semester of study she joined the Project Team for the city's new civic center. A grant from the German-American Chamber of Commerce took her to Hamburg for a week in her senior year to study sustainable architecture.