Credentials: B.S. 2022
Tyler Fritz knew from an early age that he would grow up to be an engineer, but it wasn’t until his first power engineering course at UW-Madison that he realized that was the path for him. After that, he began taking as many power engineering courses as he could. “To me, the most interesting part about power engineering is the massive amount of power you can control at any given time,” he says. “To watch huge motors spin up and move lots of weight is really a spectacle to behold.”
The Kenosha, Wisconsin-native has spent much of his college career interning at MidStates Controls in Racine, working on industrial automation projects. That includes work on power electronic devices including variable frequency drives and programmable logic controllers as well as designing human-machine interfaces and testing equipment.
When not working or studying, Fritz enjoys fishing and has been a member of the university fishing team. He enjoys basketball and working on cars or anything mechanical. After he graduates in May with an electrical engineering degree, he plans to work full time at Midstates Controls.