Ian Bower is a 5th year Architectural Engineering student at The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate studies in Construction Management. He plans to graduate in May 2013 with a career in Construction Management working as a Project Manager.
During the summer of 2012 Ian worked for The Office of Physical Plant (OPP) working in their Renovation Services office. He helped organize a submittal log to help track and process submittals. He also made daily site visits to assess progress, material use and to interact with customers and contractors. He also worked as an Assistant Project Manager for F.B. Harding an electrical contractor based out of the Rockville, Md area. He assisted the Project Managers with submittals, transmittals, RFI’s, warranty claims, and quantity take-offs. He also worked on site assisting with the progress set, and he also coordinated, managed and supervised the core drilling operations of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) located in Rockville, Md. Ian is currently employed with The Center for Sustainability assisting with volunteer efforts and labor projects at the Morningstar House. He has been involved with assisting Dr. Riley with the Horman Memorial also located at the Morningstar house.
Along with studying Architectural Engineering Ian is involved in a multitude of extracurricular activities. Ian is involved with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); he was a program assistant for two years for their yearly Visit In Engineering Weekend (VIEW). Ian also is a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and he was also a program assistant for their Visit In Engineering Weekend (VIEW). His involvement is not only in academia he is also involved with more physically demanding activities. Ian is a member of The Penn State Cycling Team and he competes in downhill mountain biking races up and down the east coast. He assists the cycling team with marshalling and volunteers as well as logistics for their local race here in state college for the past three years.