Stephen Blanchard is currently a fifth year student in the Architectural Engineering program at the Pennsylvania State University. In May 2013, he will graduate with an Integrated Bachelor/Master's Degree in Architectural Engineering with a primary focus in Construction Management. Stephen also received instruction in building electrical power distribution design and lighting controls through Penn State’s Architectural Engineering Curriculum. Upon graduation, Stephen will become E.I.T. certified as a result of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam in October 2011.
During the past 4 summers and winter breaks, Stephen participated in a construction management internship through Fisk Electric in Houston, Texas. Fisk Electric is an ENR top 10 ranked electrical contractor that specializes in the installation of electrical systems nationwide in a variety of different building types. Throughout the first two years of his internship, Stephen worked on-site at Texas Children’s new West Campus hospital project. He spent the following year within Fisk’s preconstruction group where he contributed to the completion of proposals in an effort to procure work. His final year was spent on Exxon Mobile’s new corporate headquarters where he aided in the project management of the Central Plant and Track 1 Office Building electrical contracts.
Stephen is also involved in many activities outside of academics. He is an active member in both the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) student chapters. Stephen also enjoys physical activities and routinely participates in intramural football and basketball at Penn State.