Crystal Lake Elementary School


Lake Mary, Florida










Leah Matern  |  Lighting/Electrical  | 2010-2011

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 Leah Matern. 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.

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Senior Thesis—AE 481W and AE 482


The AE Senior Thesis Project was a rewarding experience. This experience provided me with practical knowledge that I will use in my career. The project was demanding and required good time management to finish the design before the project deadline, not unlike what I expect in my career. Overall, this experience allowed me to use the knowledge I learned in the classroom and apply it to a practical situation





The use of the CPEP site was helpful to organize the various steps of the design phase. It also was helpful to allow the professionals that were helping me throughout my senior thesis to keep up with the progress that I was making. Overall, I believe the CPEP site was an extremely helpful tool and was a good way to show future employers the my level of knowledge obtained here at Penn State.