Madeline Haus is currently a 5th-year Architectural Engineering student at Penn State University. In May 2012 she will graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering and obtain EIT status. Madeline's studies have been focused on heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems and she hopes to work for a mechanical design firm post-graduation.
Madeline's internship opportunities have allowed her to gain experience with mechanical design and trade coordination. During the summer of 2011, Madeline was an intern at the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) in State College, PA. At this internship she was responsible for creating a prototype county maintenance garage for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation which will be used by design professionals to aid in the design/coordination of new facilities. She also aided in the performance analysis of buildings, the design of several mechanical and electrical retrofit projects and prepared detailed scope-of-work drawings. While taking classes, Madeline continues to work for PSFEI and aid in project development.
During her time at Penn State Madeline has become involved with many student organizations. Over the past four years she has competitively raced for the Penn State Alpine Ski Team and has gained many valuable experiences with her teammates, coaches, and other racing teams. She is also majorly involved with Alpha Rho Chi, the national co-ed professional fraternity for architecture and the allied arts. She currently serves on the executive board as treasurer and is a mentor to younger members of APX.