sterling, va
ABET ASSESSMENT   AE 481W & AE 482 Reflections
The year-long AE Senior Thesis was a beneficial experience that allowed me to apply the knowledge that I
acquired over the past five years in a “real world” type of situation. In the fall semester, I learned about
all the different systems in my building through the completion of the technical reports. The spring was
more challenging because there were few deadlines and so I had to plan my time. While I know others enjoyed
having the freedom to plan their own time, I would have found it beneficial to have more checks with my
advisor to make sure I was keeping to my schedule. Overall, I feel the thesis project prepared me for my future
as a Mechanical Design Engineer.






CPEP Reflection
Allowing access to our senior thesis project through the use of website is easy and practical. The software that was recommended was difficult to get used to and there was a large learning curve. It was nice to be able to let professionals, building owners, and family to be able to see the progress made throughout the year.

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this page was last updated on 4.30.2012 by maggie mcnamara and is hosted by the ae department (c) 2011
*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-inprogress 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 maggie mcnamara. 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.