Todd Drager
Structural Option

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This is Todd About Todd Drager

Todd Drager is currently a fifth year architectural engineering student with the structural option at The Pennsylvania State University. He plans to graduate in May 2008 with an integrated Bachelor/Master degree and a minor in Architecture Studies.  He has passed the FE exam and will be eligible for EIT status upon graduation. He has maintained excellent marks throughout his stay at Penn State, but still balances his time well with friends and family.

Todd has acquired an incredible amount of knowledge in the classroom, but the time spent out of the classroom may have been even more valuable through various employment opportunities and activities. In the summer of 2005 he worked at an architectural firm in his hometown assisting registered architects and gaining valuable knowledge on the ins and outs of a popular architectural firm. In the summer of 2006 he studied abroad in Rome, Italy and became completely immersed within another culture, all the while gaining an insight into the traditional architectural ideas and methods of historic nations. Finally, in the summer of 2007 he interned at KlingStubbins, an architectural engineering firm in Philadelphia, PA. He was able to apply knowledge gained throughout his career in the architectural engineering program at Penn State to solve various structural systems in both small and large-scale projects.

Todd values the time spent on structural related topics, but also enjoys the time spent with the people that have made this journey worthwhile. He enjoys almost any intramural sport, having played softball, basketball and hockey throughout college.  He also enjoys the downtimes, the books, music, movies and laughs his friends and family provide and hopes to continue to balance it all as he moves forward.

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