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Stephan Northrop's Biography


Stephan Northrop is currently in his fifth year as a student in the Architectural Engineering Program at Penn State University. In May 2011, he will receive a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree, with a focus in structural systems. Stephan passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in October 2010 and, upon graduation, will be granted EIT (engineer in training) status. He also plans to eventually obtain his Professional Engineering license.

During the summer of 2010, Stephan worked as a structural engineering intern at the Michael Baker Corporation, a professional engineering and consulting firm which is among the top 10% of the 500 largest design firms in the U.S. At Michael Baker, Stephan gained valuable experience in the workplace modeling buildings using RAM and performing wind and seismic calculations using ENERCalc among other tasks. He has also worked as an inspecting intern at PennDOT during the summer of 2008.

In addition to academics, Stephan is a member of the Penn State Blue and White Society, SEA (Structural Engineers Association), Penn Environment, a regional environmental advocacy group, and was a member of Penn State’s Engineering residence hall for three years. Before he attended Penn State, Stephan was a member of his high school’s marching band. He also enjoys playing and watching sports and stays active by participating in several intramural sports including football and softball and plays ultimate frisbee in the Pittsburgh Summer League.


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