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Drexel AEI Chapter hosts AEI National Student Conference in March

January 28, 2014

AEI Drexel LogoDrexel University will be hosting the 2014 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) National Student Conference March 27 through March 29, 2014 in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building. Students from across the country will gather to discuss recent advancements in the Architectural Engineering industry. The focus of this year’s conference is high rise design and will consist of presentations including Building Information Modeling (BIM), Seismic Design and Innovative Building Materials. Drexel’s Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) Department will have an opportunity to promote its new Digital Building bachelor's concentration as well as the Architectural Engineering graduate program that will start in the 2014-2015 academic year.  

The three day conference will include presentations, panel discussions, Drexel building tours, a student networking event, an awards banquet and a Philadelphia sightseeing excursion. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register for the Conference, please click here. Registration for the conference is $100 until January 31, 2014 and $125 thereafter. If you have questions, please contact Nathan Barry via e-mail at

Conference planning is being led by Drexel AEI Chapter President and CAEE senior Nathan Barry. Assisting him with these logistics are Drexel students Charlie Stillwell, Tyler Devilbiss, Michael Sawin, Jalpesh Patel and Karan Sagar Sinha along with the guidance of Associate Professor James Mitchell, faculty advisor and director of the Architectural Engineering program at Drexel. Students are encouraged to attend the conference.

The ASCE Charles Pankow Annual Architectural Engineering Student Competition will also take place at this conference. This year’s competition addresses the design, integration and construction issues that must be considered for a new high profile 30 story high rise office building located in San Francisco. Drexel teams have traditionally performed very well in this competition and students are looking forward to another successful year.