Thesis Reflection


The AE Senior Thesis is a Year long project students must complete to
demonstrate their depth of knowledge in their option of study, as well as an
ability to work in other options in a multi-disciplinary manner. This year has
required me to put into practice most of the techniques and skills I have
developed over the last five years here at Penn State. It has taught me
how to work better independently, having to set and follow my own schedule.
It has also shown me the importance of continually learning and becoming
a better engineer, not just during college but throughout my career. Having
completed this Senior Thesis successfully, I have the confidence I can
work and solve problems effectively as a practicing Architectural Engineer.




CPEP Reflection


The CPEP website was a year long requirement for the AE Senior Thesis, which
was updated continuously. It was an important tool which helped me
manage myself. I was able to track major milestones and plan the most
efficient manner to continue throughout the project. The website was
also the best way to communicate my completed work with my Advisor and
the AE faculty, as well as professionals in the industry.







Click Here to view a ABET Assessment Survey that has been completed.










This page was last updated on 5/2/11 by Bryan Darrin and is hosted by the AE Department 2010

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 or 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 Bryan Darrin. 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.