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Michael Palmer - Mechanical Engineer

Michael Palmer is from Baltimore, MD and in his fifth year at the Pennsylvania State University. He is completing a Bachelors of Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Mechanical Systems, in addition to three minors in Architectural Studies, International Studies, and Spanish.

Michael has had internships in the industry particularly in the fields of construction management and mechanical design. During the summers of 2009 and 2010 Michael interned with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. where he worked as a project engineer. At this time Michael worked closely with subcontractors, owners, and vendors. He then interned as a mechanical engineer with James Posey and Associates during the summer of 2011. Most recently, during the summer of 2012, Michael worked as a mechanical engineer with Jacobs Engineering Group in Arlington, VA. During this time he worked on a wide variety of both domestic and international projects with tasks including system design, equipment sizing/selection, and energy modeling. Michael currently interns with the Office of the Physical Plant at the Pennsylvania State University coordinating trades and subcontractors for on-campus construction, renovations, and maintenance.

In addition to his work experience, Michael has had many additional academic opportunities as well. During the summer of 2011, he participated in the Penn State Architectural Engineering program in Rome, Italy where he attained his International Engineering Certificate. Michael too participated in the BIM Studio program in the spring semester of 2012. The program is a team based project combing 3D design concepts with discipline integration. He is also the teaching assistant for the program during the spring 2013 semester.






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