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Final  Reflections
AE 481/482W Reflections:

The AE Senior Capstone Thesis program has given me tremendous experience and knowledge over the past year. The opportunity to analyze and study a building’s design over the course of an entire year has really helped tie together the curriculum that I have gone through over the past five years. The ability to analyze the professionally designed mechanical system of my building while receiving support from the faculty and design professionals has reinforced the basics of mechanical design that I have learned in my classwork as well helped to develop my critical thinking and problem solving skills

The structure of the capstone thesis program not only helps in applying and solidifying basic engineering skills but has also helped me gain insight into work scheduling and project coordination. The ability to set my own schedule and work at my own pace was something I had not experienced in my collegiate career and has prepared me for the tasks I will encounter as a professional engineer.

ABET Assessment (PDF)

AE 481/482W Reflections:

Creating a website is something that was not familiar to me at the start of this year. Not only did the CPEP site help me gain insight into the world of website creation but also helped tremendously with my work throughout the year. The ability to refer to previous years projects for insight into everything from breadth connections to report formatting was invaluable. There were very few times throughout the year that I needed to send an email or talk to my advisor about deadlines or non-technical questions because the CPEP site was very informative and helpful for those types of questions.

Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building

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Be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work‐inprogress 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 Christopher Ankeny. 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
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