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04.26.13 CPEP complete & ready for final review
04.24.13 final report split into report and appendix for faster downloading
04.24.13 final presentation updated for final competition
04.18.13 course reflection & CPEP comments posted
04.18.13 ABET outcomes posted
04.09.13 thesis research posted
04.08.13 final presentation posted
04.03.13 final report executive summary posted
04.03.13 final report posted
03.26.13 presentation outline posted
01.11.13 proposal breadths updated
01.11.13 building statistics part II posted
01.11.13 proposal revision 1 posted
12.11.12 proposal posted
11.10.12 technical report 3 posted
10.10.12 technical report 2 posted
10.03.12 technical report 1 updated
09.27.12 abstract posted
09.16.12 techinical report 1 posted
09.16.12 student bio posted
09.05.12 building statistics posted
08.21.12 owner permission received
ABET outcomes for AE 481W/482

NOTE: These outcomes reflect a personal (student) assessment of the course, not the instructor's assessment.

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ABET Outcomes for AE 481W/482 Outcome not able to be assessed Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated More than minimum level of ability demonstrated
score of 0 score of 1 score of 2 score of 3
An ability to apply knowlegde of mathematics, science, and engineering
An ability to analyze and interpret data
An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems       X
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility     X  
An ability to communicate effectively       X
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context       X
An ability to engage in life-long learning       X
A knowledge of contemporary issues     X  
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice       X
Engineering design capabilities in at least two of the three basic curriculum areas of architectural engineering, and that design as been integrated across the breadth of the program       X
Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects       X
course reflection
The most crucial lesson from this course was time management. While the fall semester had deadlines every month which made this easier - but the spring semester deadlines were set and essentially checked by oneself. This was challenging without being overwhelming, and I feel it has had a positive outcome. Of course, these types of deadlines are more realistic to a real-world setting, where there is no "homework," only projects with deadlines.
CPEP comments
Before this course, the only experience I had with Adobe Dreamweaver was through my personal.psu website created for AE 222 - Working Drawings, which was very limited in its application to this website. I personally really enjoyed both designing and updating this site and probably spent a disproportionate amount of time creating it. I think the website is a great idea to be able to see everyone's work throughout the years in one centralized location.
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.
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 Victoria Interval. 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.
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