Yena K. Han

Smeal College of Business Building
University Park, PA

This is a student-generated Capstone Project e-Portfolio (CPEP) produced in conjunction with the AE Senior Thesis e-Studio.

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While I can see the value in every student aquiring their own separate buildings, the variables (e.g., reliance on third parties who are not familiar with the PSU A E program for cooperation) created some significant stumbling blocks that resonated deeper down the road than had been expected. However, I personally learned from that experience that sometimes we just need to be more active and follow up on requests much more aggressively than we are used to or may be comfortable with.

I think using CPEP to communicate our submissions and progress was beneficial because it allowed all students to share information with everyone and anyone instead of just between the student and his/her professor. However, it did fall lower on the to-do list in terms of priority.

This project has been an especially long journey for me but now that I have some real world working experience, can see exactly how valuable it is in preparing us for our careers and in exposing us to working sitations close to that of the real-world. It was a challenging but benefial experience and I am grateful for it.

Generally speaking, this senior thesis capstone project was an excellent opportunity to learn about time and resource management, and for having interaction with real world professionals and situations. Future students, however, may want to be encouraged to find their thesis buildings through companies that have historically been cooperative with students in the past, or to secure two buildings instead of one in the event one of them goes bad or another student may be in need.

FOR AE 481W / 482

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A. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

B. An ability to analyze and interpret data      
C. An ability to design a system, compenent, or process to meet desired needs      
E. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems      
F. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility      
G. An ability to communicate effectively      
H. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context      
I. An ability to engage in life-long learning      
J. A knowledge of contemporary issues      
K. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice      
O. Engineering design capabilities in at least (2) of the three (3) basic curriculum areas of architectural engineering, and that design has been integrated across the breadth of the program      
P. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects      
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