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Melanie Fonner - Mechanical Engineer

Melanie is currently a 5th year student in the Architectural Engineering program at Penn State focusing in mechanical systems. In May 2013, Melanie will graduate with an Integrated Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering degree and will gain Engineer in Training status.

In the summer of 2010, Melanie received a minor in Architectural Studies through The Pantheon Institute in Rome, Italy. There she spent 7 weeks studying medieval structures, architecture, and cartography.

During the summers of 2011 and 2012, Melanie worked as a mechanical intern at CJL Engineering. There she gained variable experience working on many diverse projects and completed tasks such energy modeling, LEED documentation, and a chiller plant energy analysis.

Melanie is involved in many on-campus organizations such as ASHRAE, AEI, and SWE. She is currently the treasurer of the student chapter of MCAA, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. She participated in the 2011-2012 National Student Chapter Competition and plans to compete again for the 2012-2013 year. She is also a member of two national honors societies including the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Kappa Phi.











News & Updates
04.30.13 | CPEP Complete
04.03.13 | ME Final Presentation
02.22.13 | AEI ME Report Submission
02.06.13 | ME Report #4
01.23.13 | ME Report #3
12.14.12 | ME Report #2
11.12.12 | ME Report #1
11.12.12 | Proposal Presentation
10.24.12 | Presentation #3
10.03.12 | Presentation #2
09.14.12 | Presentation #1
09.12.12 | Website Live
09.11.12 | BIM Execution Plan
























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.

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