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reinhardt swart
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ae 481w/482
AE Senior Thesis is a challenging yet rewarding experience that teaches self-motivation, time-conscious design processes, and an understanding of personal passion. This thesis provided me with a unique opportunity to showcase my knowledge obtained throughout my college career and internships; designing lighting and electrical systems for a real building under self-established deadlines is incredibly helpful as I feel I am much more prepared for the real world. Likewise, the freedom in choosing my MAE depth and breadths allowed me to explore ideas and concepts which I find personally intriguing and worthwhile. Hereby, I was able to use thesis to not only produce a report but also express my passion for light and interest in parametric modeling--this speaks to my values, my interests, and my hard-work throughout my college career. Certainly, there is room for improvement as some project requirements distract from the overall lighting design intent and presentation of material: more efficient requirements to achieve the same learning objectives should be a worthwhile consideration.

cpep website
Creating a personal website presented new design issues and considerations. Not only is e-studio a concise way to manage my personal work and gather needed capstone requirements, it provided me with easy access to past students' projects. Seeing past work is inspirational and helpful; the current class can then effectively build upon the past years, constantly improving the AE program. New design considerations prompted exploration of visual design and communication--a vital skill for lighting designers. Overall, I am pleased with my CPEP website and requirements.

abet outcome survey (pdf)
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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-in-progress 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 Reinhardt Swart. 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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