Hershey Research Park Building One

Hershey, Pa

Jonathan Krepps

Structural Option


AE 481W / AE 482 Reflection

I believe that senior thesis was very beneficial to me as an Architectural Engineering major. The whole process involved, from find a building, to the final presentation, gave me valuable experience that I can carry on to my career. All of the work that was completed in this course is similar to work that will done in the real world. Being AE, this project was also required to include work in other areas beside my option. This is something that will also help me in the real world. Having knowledge from all different disciplines will give me an advantage over other recent graduates. Overall, senior thesis was a great way to apply all the knowledge I have learned so far in a practical manner in order to prepare me for any job in the structural design industry.

CPEP Reflection

The CPEP website for thesis has been a very useful. It helps to establish my presence within the industry. Other professionals will be able to access my website to see the type of work that I do. Also submiting items through the website is very easy and efficient. The software used to create the website was easy to use, which was very nice.

ABET Survey Click HERE

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web‐based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year‐long Senior Thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.
Senior Thesis Page Penn State AE Home Page AE Computer Labs Contact

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‐inprogress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Christopher Ankeny. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that 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 original design.

This page was last updated on 11/15/2012, by Jonathan Krepps and is hosted by the AE Department