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Senior Thesis Reflection
The experience I gained throughout the past two semesters has been invaluable. I have been exposed to real-world mechanical system applications and have gained an appreciation for what MEP design and consultants do. I feel that after this year I am ready and able to enter the engineering field because I have improved my time management, communication and technical writing skills while continuing to expand my knowledge of mechanical systems.
I remember watching thesis presentations last year and feeling as though I could not understand much of them. It was not until this year when I was the one presenting that I realized how much I have really learned from the AE faculty and how much I have grown throughout my five years in college. I am able to apply my knowledge of math and science to solve problems in a wide range of fields and I feel like I can be a valuable member of productive team. I look forward to being a leader in a company one day because I know that my degree has prepared me for that.

CPEP Reflection
Before this year I had only a limited amount of experience with website design and that made me nervous about managing and maintaining my own personal website. However, with time and practice I was able to develop this site and add my own style. I am proud of what I have accomplished and look forward to learning more.
I thought that the mentor discussion board was a helpful resource. The mentors offered design advice and professional insight for all AE option students throughout the semester. I never would have had the opportunity to interface with some of those design professionals without the help of the AE department. I think it is so valuable to maintain the connections we have and grow the AE alumni network in whatever way possible.

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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 laura pica. 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.


date last edited: 4/17/12