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AE 481W/482 Course Reflection:

I believe that the AE senior thesis project is very crucial for graduating students to experience. It makes you more independent of your work, and helps you manage your time with other projects happening within the major. The work you are doing is very similar to what you would have to be doing in the real world. Assignments given in other classes are not in the same context as this project. I felt that thesis incorporated all different aspects of design, and encompasses an array studies. Even some criteria that I have never studied in class before, such as the vibration concern, were taken into account in my thesis. Overall, this class helped me refine my knowledge of structural design as well as other aspects that need to be taken into account in the building industry.

CPEP Reflection

The CPEP format is really helpful to portray your information of your thesis project. Not just with the professors checking your work, but with professionals outside of Penn State. The CPEP website also reveals information about yourself through the student bio portion of the site, and it is crucial to get your name and face out to the job market (especially located next to your thesis work). Creating the website with Dreamweaver software was frustrating at times, but overall it is a simple and easy program to use. This is just another computer program that you relearn and refine through thesis.

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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 Alexander Burg. 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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