Shiyun is currently in her 5th year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at Penn State. In May 2011, she will graduate with an Integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering degree with an emphasis in mechanical systems. After graduation, Shiyun plans to work as a mechanical design engineer creating high performance mechanical systems for buildings.

For the past two summers, Shiyun gained much of her experience in engineering design by working for MEP engineering firms. This past summer, Shiyun interned for Bard,Rao+Athanas Consulting Engineers in Boston, MA where she performed a variety of tasks including sustainability research, load modeling, mechanical system design and layout, and mechanical and plumbing system modeling using RevitMEP. During the summer of 2009, she interned for CFR Engineering in and gained valuable mechanical design experience. Shiyun is very grateful for the experiences and knowledge that she has gained.

Shiyun passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) in the fall of 2009 and will become an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) upon graduation. She plans to pursue her Professional Engineering License (PE) as well as becoming a LEED Accredited professional.

Outside of academics, Shiyun has been involved with student organizations on campus. Shiyun is an active member in the ASHRAE for the past three years and member in the Phi Alpha Epsilon, which is a National Architectural Engineering Honor Society. She is also the publicity chair for the Penn State ASHRAE student branch for the past two years.

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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 Shiyun Chen. 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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