2022 spring student marshal: Justin Sembower


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Justin Sembower has been named the spring 2022 student marshal for architectural engineering.

Sembower will receive his bachelor of architectural engineering and master of architectural engineering as the culmination of the integrated B.A.E./M.A.E. program in the Department of Architectural Engineering. A 2017 graduate of Plum Senior High School in Plum Borough, Sembower earned several awards and scholarships while at Penn State, including the President Walker Award, the President Sparks Award, the Gladys M. Baird Memorial Scholarship, the Ewing Cole Award, the Cannon Design: Outstanding Performance in Mechanical for the fourth-year class, the Stantec Scholarship and the Barton Malow Fellowship. He also made the dean’s list every semester.

From 2021-22, Sembower was on the executive board for the Penn State student chapter of the ASHRAE, formerly known as the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers. As a member of the 2021 ASHRAE student design team at Penn State, he and his teammates received a Rising Star Honorable Mention in the category of HVAC System Selection. Sembower was also on the executive board of the Penn State chapter of the Student Society of Architectural Engineers from 2019-20. He also served as a mentor and Bible study leader for Penn State Navigators.

As a construction management intern for Grunley Construction Company Inc. in the summer of 2019, Sembower assisted the project management team at the National Gallery of Art East Building. He also interned for Shipyard Engineering LLC in the summers of 2018 and 2020, where he drafted dry dock intermediate gates and bearing piles in AutoCAD and performed quantity takeoffs. In the summer of 2021, he was a mechanical design intern at H.F. Lenz Company, modeling HVAC loads with Trane Trace 700 and using Revit to model ductwork and water and sanitary piping.

After graduation, Sembower will work as a mechanical engineer for H.F. Lenz Company.


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