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Ryan Dalrymple           Structures Option

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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 Ryan Dalrymple. 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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Thesis Reflection

The AE Senior Thesis project is a year long venture that is required for the Penn State AE program. It is a challenging and demanding project, and made me realize that I had a lot to learn about structural engineering. The foundation in structural engineering that I have gained here at Penn State allowed me to complete this project. I was required to teach myself new concepts and to communicate with my professors and industry professionals when I had questions that I could not answer myself. I was required to set my own schedule and create my own design. I believe that this project has better prepared me for a transition from college to a professional career in engineering.


CPEP Reflection

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) was a requirement for this course, and have been a helpful tool for completing this project. It has provided an easy way to share my work with the AE faculty, future employers, family and friends.


Click here to view the ABET Assessment that I completed.