ABET Outcome Survey

ABET Outcomes
for AE482
Outcome not able to be assessed
Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable
Minimum acceptable level of ability (2)
More than minimum level of ability demonstrated (3)
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, component, or process to meet desired needs
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities
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 two (2) of the (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


AE482 Personal Reflection

I first sat in on thesis presentations in my 3rd year, only to feel more confused upon leaving the room than I was when I went in. I sat in again last spring as a 4th year, and I remember being completely amazed at how much more the 5th year structural students knew than I. Unlike my 3rd year, I was able to follow their presentations, but they were speaking confidently about subjects that I only recognized, and I was impressed at how much they must have learned in the previous year. I was immediatly nervous to take on such a project -- especially as I had a good idea of the work that such a project entailed -- but I was also excited to learn about the things they were speaking about. I was excited about how much I would know in a year's time.

Like the 5th years before me, I have learned a lot in the past year. I owe this to both my classes and to my senior thesis project, but the project (and the questions and answers that ensued) have certainly been the most beneficial. Because of my work this year, I know that I will be more prepared for life after graduation, both professionally and personally, and I am actually glad that I was was tested so heavily before this turning point in my career and in my life. Yes, the hours in the thesis lab were long and seemingly unending, but so were the laughs and good times that went along with them. Thesis is what you make of it, and I'm happy with what I made of mine.


CPEP & Discussion Board Reflection

I personally didn't use the message board to its full potential, but I would often read over my classmates' questions and the subsequent answers from the professionals. I found that it was a great opportunity to learn something about structural engineering or even to get a better feel of how things are done in the industry. A tool such as this is only as good as the contributors associated with it, and I feel that ours was very successful. I truly wish I had taken better advantage of it.


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Please note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Alissa Popovich. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.

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