Park Place Corporate
Center One

1000 Commerce Drive
Findlay Township
Pennsylvania, 15026

Connor Blood ǀ Senior Thesis Project ǀ Mechanical Option

 

Reflection

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 Connor Blood. 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 4/21/2011, by Connor Blood and is hosted by the AE Department 2010

The process of completing my senior thesis has been beneficial for me and my education at Penn State. As a student, I was able to immerse myself in the professional world, building relationships with building owners, architects, engineering consultants, and manufacturers. It was through these interactions that I saw the greatest benefits of doing this senior thesis project.

I was fortunate enough to have internships during the summers that surrounded me with excellent people that took the time to teach me HVAC design. Because of those internships, I always felt a certain advantage in the classroom in that I had done many of the things we learned during my work experience. This meant that I was learning the principles for a second time which is a huge advantage in gaining a more thorough understanding. What I observed from thesis is that it served to help those students who were not as fortunate as I was to have summer internships catch up.

With that in mind, I did not benefit from doing thesis as much as I think some students did. Again, most of the processes I went through in doing my thesis was for a second time which made it slightly redundant. I will admit though, that practice does make perfect.

 

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