In the end, the Senior Thesis Capstone Project was able to incorporate 5 years of work at the university into one final project that tested my abilities and pushed my thinking. The class efficiently shaped us one more way to be best equipped to hit the ground running upon graduation and hopefully fine success in our industry. The fall semester allowed the students to learn more about the fundamental components of their project. We were able to look at our buildings and discover how the contract was written, the scope of work each contractor had, the systems going in the building, and the end goals of the project. This was all done through the help of three technical assignments. After the building study of the first semester was completed, the second semester entailed developing our own analyses to improve the building as a whole. In no way were any of the analyses meant to criticize the project team, but was for educational purposes. The results of these analyses were compiled into a final written report and through a three screen presentation. The Senior Thesis Capstone Project proved to be not only challenging, but also extremely beneficial in preparing me for the industry upon graduation.
The Capstone E-Portfolio is used to showcase my work completed during the 2013 and 2014 academic year, and could be used as reference for future students, faculty, or outside parties to gain insight in both me and my work.
The following chart represents a personal assessment of the course, not the instructor's assessment. In order to view the ABET assessment as a PDF click HERE.