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Zachary Yarnall  -  S t r u c t u r a l  O p t i o n



ABET Outcomes
for AE 481W/482

Outcome not able to be assessed

Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable

Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated

More than minimum level of ability demonstrated

(Score of 0)

 (Score of 1)

(Score of 2)

(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





Personal Reflection

It is amazing to look back to last year. I remember thinking "How am I going to do thesis? I don't know how to do alot that is expected to be done." This last year of Architectural Engineering has been more benificial than most the years I have spent here. I have learned so much and most important I have learned exactly what goes into designing a building. Also, I have become more familiar with code and where to use which codes in the design process. Senior Thesis has taught me to use my resources and to manage my time wisely. Finally, this past year has reinforced everything that I have learned in the past 5 years at Penn State.

CPEP Reflection

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) was required, and was found to be a valuable peice of my senior thesis. Not only is my project available for Penn State Instructors, but it is available for future employers, family, and friends. The CPEP was hard to create and manage at first, but became fairly easy after a while. Creating a website of this size was a good learing experience, and is now a talent that could be used in the future.


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 ar e solely the interpretation of Zachary Yarnall. 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.

This page was last updated on April 27, 2010 by Zachary Yarnall and hosted by the AE Department ©2010