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Senior Thesis AE 481W & AE482 Reflection

               For the past eight months I have been studying and working intimately with a single building, developing engineering system alternatives and solutions.  This opportunity has felt like a one of a kind experience.  I have been able to perform analyses that may not even be given a second thought in the working world due to constraints all while interacting with facility personnel, manufacturers, peers, and mentors as would be the case in a professional environment.  In addition, these courses allowed for practice of the necessary ability to report in clear prose and present these studies succinctly.  My experience in this senior thesis program has provided an excellent transition from the academic to professional working environment.

CPEP Reflection

               The CPEP method for displaying progress on thesis work gave experience in areas otherwise ignored in most courses included in the Penn State Architectural Engineering curriculum.  Creating the CPEP page allowed for presentation and organization practice, similar to the content organization taught in the technical writing English course included in the AE curriculum.  Although these web design skills learned may not be directly used again, I feel the skills are worth knowing and have contributed to a well-rounded education.

ABET Assessment

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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 Rami Moussa. 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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