Amanda Cronauer • Mechanical Option



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Amanda Cronauer is currently in her 5th year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at Penn State University.  In December 2010, she will graduate with an Integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering degree, with a focus in mechanical systems.  Ms. Cronauer is a member of a number of professional and student organizations including the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

During the past two summers Amanda participated in a mechanical engineering internship with HF Lenz Company, a MEP consulting firm currently ranked 448 in ENR's Top 500 Design Firms.  This experience provided her with valuable experience designing mechanical systems, focusing on mission critical facilities.  Amanda passed the FE Exam this past October and will gain EIT status upon graduation.  In the short term, she looks forward to beginning work as a mechanical engineer for a consulting or AE firm to gain knowledge and practical experience in the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning engineering profession. She plans to obtain both her license as a Professional Engineer and her LEED certification.

Throughout the school year she stays involved in a variety of other activities.  For the past four semesters she served as a teaching assistant for the course Building Materials.  Outside of school Amanda is actively involved with her church and enjoys being outdoors as much as possible.  She also enjoys playing tennis and watching football.


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  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 Amanda Cronauer. 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