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Mrs Catherine Beck

Northrop Grumman

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Bio

Caite Beck works for Northrop Grumman as a Principal Structural Design Engineer in the Metal Structures, Seals and Joints group in Promontory, Utah. Originally from Houston, Texas, Caite obtained her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. After graduating, she moved to Ogden, Utah where she began working for Northrop Grumman as a Procurement Quality Engineer supporting the Space Launch System, OmegA, GEM63/XL/XLT and  2.75" Flares programs. After being in that role for 2.5 years, she transitioned to her current role where she primarily designs metal hardware for the Booster Obsolescence Life Extension (BOLE) program. Caite obtained her MSE with a concentration in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University in 2019, and is currently pursuing her MBA from Indiana University. 

She is the current chair for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Utah Section, and is the treasurer for the Utah Engineers Council (UEC). In her free time, she volunteers as a member of the Junior League of Ogden, and enjoys taking advantage of all the outdoor activities that Utah has to offer.

Industry

  • Manufacturing- Power & Propulsion Systems

Professional Interest

  • Aerodynamic Measurement Technology
  • Design Engineering
  • General Aerospace Design & Structures
  • Solid Rockets

University

  • Purdue University

Education

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Master of Science in Engineering, 2019
Interdisciplinary Engineering - Concentration in Aeronautics and Astronautics
2017 To 2019

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, Illinois, United States
Bachelor of Science, 2016
Aerospace Engineering
2011 To 2016

Honors and Awards

Anne Elizabeth Suratt Memorial Scholarship
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering (UIUC)
2015

Career and Professional Development Award for Small Chapter - Third Place
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
2018

Fred S. Bailey Scholarship
University Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
2015

International Engineering Scholarship
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering (UIUC)
2011

Knight of St. Patrick
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering (UIUC)
2016

Propulsion Systems Quarterly Achievement Award
Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems Division
2018

Robert M. Stephens Engineering Scholarship
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering (UIUC)
2015

Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition - Second Place
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
2016

Young Professional Activity Award for Small Chapter - Third Place
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
2018

Professional Associations

Junior League of Ogden
2016 - Present

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
2011 - Present