Carol Gaertner is currently in her 5th year of study in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University.  In August 2010, she will graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering in the structural option and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.  Carol is enrolled in the Schreyer Honors College and has been named to the Dean’s List following each of her semesters at Penn State.  She is also a member of the AE honor society Phi Alpha Epsilon and the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi.

Carol has participated in a variety of engineering internships, including internships with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and CLT Efficient Technologies Group.  Most recently, she worked for Rathgeber/Goss Associates, a structural engineering firm located in Rockville, MD.  During the school year, she tutors math at the University Learning Center on campus.  Carol passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam in October 2008 and will gain EIT status upon graduation.

In her free time, Carol gives tours to prospective high school students as an Architectural Engineering Envoy.  She has also actively participated in the Schreyer Honors College mentoring programs and THON team.  Finally, Carol enjoys swimming and traveling; she is a Teaching Assistant for the Kinesiology 45 SCUBA class and has spent a summer backpacking through Western Europe.

Upon graduation, Carol will enter the Ph.D. Program in the Mathematics Department at Penn State University



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 Carol Gaertner. 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.

All renderings have been provided courtesy of Commonwealth Architects.
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