Kaitlin Werth

Kaitlin Werth

Major: Electrical Engineering                          Minor: None

Extracurricular Activities:
President of Kantorei (select choir of the Chapel of the Resurrection), Member of SAI (Sigma Alpha Iota), Member of the Valparaiso University’s Handbell Choir, Member of Valparaiso University’s IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Study Abroad Peer Advisor

Honors and Awards:
Hesse Scholar (through which I also tutor current students in math, science, and engineering)

Siemens (in Norwood, OH): ELDP Intern (Upcoming – Summer 2015), Praxair (in East Chicago, IN and Tonawanda, NY): OES Controls Engineer Intern (May 2014 to February 2015) and Summer Intern (Summer 2013), Tronconi Segarra and Associates LLP (in Williamsville, NY): Summer Intern (Summer 2012)

Research Interest:
The research I have done throughout my college career has included work with my senior design project and with the satellite ground station project. Throughout senior design my team has worked on designing a solar tracking device that can move existing solar panels that are used at a clinic down in Haiti. The end goal of this project is to therefore, by allowing the panels to follow the sun, be able to maximize the power output of these panels. With the satellite ground station project, myself and a group of some other engineering students are working to build our own ground station, while at the same time collaborating with other SatNOG’s groups both in the U.S. and around the world.

Favorite Quote:
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney

Prospective plan for after graduation:
After graduation from Valparaiso University in December, I plan to go on to work in industry with an engineering company. Shortly after starting my engineering career, I also plan to work on getting my MBA. Within my job though, I would love to work with control systems or electronics in some capacity, but I am always looking to learn about even more areas of electrical engineering that interest me. In addition, with my engineering degree and MBA, I would eventually like to work my way up to positions of leadership and management.


One of my favorite memories at Valparaiso University is the time I spent studying abroad for a semester in Reutlingen, Germany. It was a great opportunity to learn the language and culture, make new friends from all over the world, eat great authentic food, and even learn about the country where my family originally came from.