Chang Liu is a fifth-year Architectural Engineering student at Penn State. Upon graduation in May 2013, she will receive an integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering degree with honors, and successfully complete the integrated program with only 4 years of study. Outside of academics, Chang has been involved with professional and student organizations such as IES, SSAE, Tau Beta Phi, Habitat for Humanity, etc.
In the summer of 2011, Chang interned as an electrical engineer with Joseph R. Loring, an MEP firm in New York, NY. In the summer of 2012, Chang interned at Office for Visual Interaction, a lighting design firm in New York, NY, where she worked with a team of lighting designers on different aspects of the lighting design process.
Born in Nanjing, China, Chang studied in Singapore for several years before moving to Hershey, PA at the age of sixteen. Chang has also spent a summer in Germany at the age of eleven. Exposed to different cultures at an early age, Chang like to draw her inspiration from diverse expereinces. Chang takes great interest in exploring the new, whether it's food, places or ideas.
Chang has passed the Lighting Certificate (LC) exam and the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and is plan to sit for LEED AP exam this coming year. After graduation, Chang would like to work for an AE or lighting design firm to further her knowledge in lighting as well as other creative aspects of life.