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Peter Edwards is currently enrolled in his 5th year of Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University.  In May of 2011 he will graduate with an Integrated Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering degree, with a focus in mechanical systems.  Mr. Edwards has also earned an Architectural Studies Minor, by completing the Sede Di Roma study abroad program offered through the A.E. department in the summer of 2009.  Peter is a member of the university’s student chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE) and the Student Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (S:PACE).


During the summer of 2010, Peter worked as a mechanical intern for CJL Engineering in their Pittsburgh office.  This internship gave Peter great experience in the design and commissioning of several high profile buildings with an emphasis on LEED certification and energy efficiency.  Mr. Edwards also worked as an intern for Engelberth Construction in the summer of 2008, primarily performing preconstruction services and mechanical coordination on job sites.  This experience gave him valuable knowledge of the construction process and how mechanical systems are installed in the field.  Peter passed the FE Exam in October of 2009 and will have E.I.T. status upon graduation this spring.  Mr. Edwards looks forward to working for Arup in their New York City office as a mechanical engineer beginning in June, 2011 and hopes to eventually earn his license as a Professional Engineer (PE).


Outside of academics, Peter is very involved in University activities and his local community.  He is a member of the Penn State Chapter of Sigma Chi, and has been the Dance Marathon Philanthropy chairman for this organization for the past two years, organizing a fundraising effort that produced $90,000 for THON 2009 and $109,000 for THON 2010.  He also worked with a team of volunteers in his hometown of Milton, VT in 2008 to build a public outdoor performance center.




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