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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

 

“It was a great time! Thank you for making the visit PERSONAL and informative.”

Campus Tour

"I loved going to the Fall Fling! The staff and people who represented LSSU were amazing; they were all very nice, and made me and my family feel welcome."

Face Painting

"It was wonderful! (This is Mom speaking...) It was great. We brought the whole family and had a great time. We enjoyed everything from the initial session, the biology lab tour, the aquatic lab tour, the campus tour, and the BBQ was very good. The jump house area was a hit with our younger girls who came with us as well as the snow cones and cotton candy and, especially the hockey game. We tried to do it all. IT WAS FABULOUS! "

Face Painting

"We were very impressed with the campus and with everyone we met. Everyone was helpful and informative and all the students we talked to loved being at LSSU."

Free Food!

"LSSU is what I would call the PERFECT COLLEGE and I had a great time touring campus and seeing the environment."

"Can't wait to come up next year for classes :)"

 

Admissions

Fall Fling: September 27, 2014

Visit this page again for updates to the Fall Fling 2014 Open House!

Save the date for September 27, 2014 for our annual Fall Fling open house!* Fall Fling is a great time to visit campus: classes are just underway, fall foliage is at its peak, and our local area is buzzing with activity. Are you a runner? Consider coupling your Fall Fling weekend with the Sault International Marathon and take your pick of a Marathan, Half-Marathon, Bridge Run, and 5K. How about a little local flavor? Join local area residents for the 12th Annual Oktoberfest in Downtown Sault Ste Marie. Of course, lots of fun and information will be in store on campus as well for all of our guests. So mark your calendar, make plans, and look for more information and a formal invitation in early September for Fall Fling 2014 at LSSU!

REGISTER NOW!

*Registration will close Thursday Sept 25. If attempting to register on or after that date, please plan to come as a walk-in and register at the event, on Saturday.

Runners from the 2012 Chamber Chase traverse the International Bridge that connects Canada and the U.S. The annual event draws over 300 runners from across the country and takes place the morning of Fall Fling, well before activities begin on campus.

Prospective students and their family can:

  • Meet faculty and staff: learn more about how we "redefine the classroom."
  • Learn about admissions, financial aid, and campus life.
  • Take part in a campus tour and see our facilities, classrooms, and laboratories.
  • Visit Sault Ste Marie and the surrounding region.

Helpful Links

Local Hotels Providing Discounts

Simply mention you are a future Laker visiting for Fall Fling to receive a discount on your stay!

 

 

Competing at Graduate a Level

Brittany Currie

Third Place
Leith Nader of Lake Superior State University

2004 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Design Engineering Division (Mechanics and Robotics Committee)

28th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Student Mechanisms Design Competition Award (Graduate Competition)

Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2004
Salt Lake City, Utah

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