Joshua Martz

Mechanical Option



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About Josh:

Joshua Martz is currently in his 5th year of study in the Architectural Engineering program at The Pennsylvania State University.  In December 2011, he will graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, with a focus in mechanical systems.  Josh is a student member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers).

This past summer Josh participated in a mechanical engineering internship with JDB Engineering.  This experience provided him with valuable experience and insight into the design, coordination, and construction of a variety of building types.  While Josh interned at JDB this summer, he did drafting and heating and cooling load calculations of various building types.  For three summers before his internship Josh worked for T.L. Rowe and Associates, a general contractor.  While working there he learned the basics of construction and what goes into putting a building together.  Josh is looking forward to beginning work as a mechanical engineer for a consulting or AE firm to gain knowledge and practical experience in the mechanical engineering profession.

Outside of academics, Josh enjoys outside activites such as golfing, frisbee, and volleyball.  Josh is also an independent business owner with Amway Global.  Amway Global is a multilevel marketing company that produces quality consumer products.  Through joining this, Josh has learned about running his own business.
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