Steven M. Rogers

Construction Management
Loyola Intercollegiate Athletic Complex
Baltimore, MD



Welcome to Steven Rogers's AE Senior Thesis e-Portfolio


The following chart is the ABET assessment. This indicates what I have learned over the past five years and my senior thesis comared to the ABET Outcomes.

ABET Outcomes


AE 481W/482

Outcome not able to be assessed 

(Score of 0)

Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable

(Score of 1)

Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated 

(Score of 2))

More than minimum level of ability demonstrated 

(Score of 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 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 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


AE 481W/ 482

AE 481W/ 482, or more commonly referred to as senior thesis, provided me the opportunity to put everything I learned over the past 5 years and apply to it over a year long thesis project. AE 481 W comprised the first semester of my Senior Thesis. During the semester, I completed all the technical data about my project. This part helped me learn everything I could about the Loyola IAC. Not only did it help me learn about the project, it also helped me figure out possible ideas to research to make it a better project. This led me into my thesis proposal for the project and concluded the semester.

The second semester, AE 482, allowed me to research the potential problems/ ideas to better the project. The course was individually intensive and allowed for me to have more responsibility. This gave me the opportunity to work at my own pace and have no deadlines except the final report deadline. Throughout the course of the semester I contacted industry professionals, worked closely with project managers, and created working relationships with the industry professionals. This strengthened my communication skills and also gave me the confidence to speak with industry professionals you have never spoken to. Overall, I will leave Senior Thesis with a sense of self-accomplishment, increased knowledge in the topics learn throughout the program, industry contacts, and better communication skills.

CPEP and Discussion Board

The Capston Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) proved to be very helpful in communicating and sharing my thesis work throughout both semesters. The CPEP was helpful in referring others to my building for further clarifications in my question responses. It also allowed my friends and family to look at the work I was doing. The discussion board was a tool for us to easily contact industry memebers and, in theory, a good communication tool. However, I did not use the discussion board. I found it easier to call the person I needed to talk to or talk to them face to face. I hope to utilize discussion boards in the future.



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