The Senior Thesis course was an excellent opportunity to utilize the skills learned throughout my architectural engineering career.
Initially, I felt challenged by the magnitude of the assignment and the individual responsibility required. Although, throughout the semester the incremented
technical assignments and aid of the faculty proved to be reassuring and helpful. As I continued to research my project, discover issues, and develop solutions
I became increasingly more confident that I had the skills necessary to complete this task. My analyses led to more knowledge on topics I was less familiar with and
to find that I thoroughly enjoyed areas of architectural engineering that I would not have discovered otherwise. Reflecting on the overall process, I realize that this was
a priceless experience to be able to single-handedly develop analyses from beginning to end.
The E-Portfolio used for documenting the progress of Senior Thesis served its purpose although was a difficult tool to use. The lack of experience with the program
led to a lot of time dedicated to understanding it and with minimal help. However, once the CPEP site was underway it became a great resource to share all the work I
completed. I used past CPEP sites as a reference to help with formatting and the expectations required. In the end, I am glad that I was exposed to this tool and that it
will remain public for the next few years.