AE 481W & AE 482 Reflection:
I feel as though the experienced gained through the completion of my senior thesis project has been the most beneficial part of my education. This project gave me the opportunity and freedom to explore my own architectural engineering interests. The technical assignments completed during the fall semester helped me discover topics within the mechanical option I particularly enjoy, and the research conducted during the spring semester forced me to think more critically about a wide range of engineering topics. Connections and assistance from industry professionals was invaluable in the completion of this project. In my opinion, this project was the most effective way to finalize my undergraduate education and prepare for the professional world.
The online portfolio requirement of this course was an effective way to publish and share work conducted for my senior thesis project. I liked being able to organize all finalized assignments in one central source and allow for others to view my project. I also found that being able to view past portfolios was very helpful. However, there was a learning curve to overcome in order to create a website, and I did not find the time spent learning Dreamweaver extremely beneficial.