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About Nathan:

Nathan McGraw is currently in his 5th year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at The Pennsylvania State University. In December 2012, he will graduate with an Integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering degree with a focus in the structural option. Mr. McGraw has been involved with many different student organizations including the Structural Engineers Association (SEA), the Student Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (S:PACE), and the Penn State chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). In EERI, Nathan was a member of the design team which competed in the San Diego earthquake competition.

Over the course of his collegiate career, Mr. McGraw has received many honors including the President's Freshman Award, the John Norman Forker Memorial Scholarship (four years), and the Holbert Apple Associates Award (Outstanding Performance in Structures in the 4th Year AE Class) which is given to the top structural student. As a member of Team Pup n' Suds, Nathan's architectural studio team won the award for best project. Nathan is also a member of Phi Alpha Epsilon, the honor society dedicated to Architectural Engineering. Nathan Passed the FE Exam this past April and will gain EIT status upon graduation.

Outside of the classroom, Nathan enjoys cheering for the sporting teams of Pittsburgh. Nathan also enjoys playing soccer, tennis and basketball in his free time.


   04.28.12     CPEP Completed and Ready
                    for Review     
Thesis Reflection Posted
Thesis Research Posted
     Final Presentation Slides

04.12    Final Report Posted
03.25.12    Presentation Outline Posted
  03.25.12    Sample Slides Posted
01.27.12    Revised Thesis
                    Proposal Posted

01.26.12    Question Posted to
                    Discussion Board
01.16.12    Building Statistics Part
                    II Posted

01.12.12    Proposal Revision Posted
12.15.11    Thesis Proposal Posted
11.18.11    Technical Report 3 Posted  
10.24.11    Thesis Abstract Posted 
10.19.11    Technical Report 2 Posted
09.23.11    Technical Report 1 Posted
09.12.11    Building Statistics Part I Posted
09.08.11    Owner Permission
                    Form Received
09.08.11    Student Biography Posted
08.26.11    Building Statistics Draft
                                           Click HERE for Nathan's Resume
  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 progess for this thesis
  project. Modifications and changes related to the
  original building design and construction methodo-
  logies for this senior thesis project are solely the
  intrepretation of Nathan McGraw. Changes and
  discrepancies in now way imply the 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 orginal design.
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