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Alum Success

Mark Reese

“The material covered in LSSU's engineering program provided me a solid foundation for graduate studies. The systematic approach and communication skills needed to tackle engineering projects were taught and then practiced over and over again. In particular I appreciate the many hours spent by the faculty to develop oral presentation skills in each student. As a graduate student now, these skills have proven to be highly beneficial and, to my surprise, obviously not taught to the same extent at many other universities.”

Mark Reese, Mechanical Engineering 2005
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology
Graduate Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Mission, Goals & Program Objectives

Mission

The Product Development Center provides the necessary engineering design tools, engineering staff, materials analysis, product packaging guidance, software development and other similar services leading to the development of a functioning prototype to meet the needs of the MEDC, the MI-SBTDC, and small businesses and entrepreneurs of Michigan while providing opportunities for students to obtain real world experience on actual design projects

Goals

Bridge the gap from ideas to the marketplace for resource-limited Michigan businesses.
Provide services that enable small Michigan businesses to compete in the global economy.
Provide assistance and opportunities for business with diverse abilities to enhance their economic growth.
Engage in assessment and continuous improvement activities with client businesses to enhance their growth potential.
Deliver a high quality design experience for undergraduates which incorporates and develops skills in communication, design, ethics, teamwork, and technology relevant to the student's degree.

Program Objectives

Collaborate with SSMartSM and the Sault Ste. Marie/LSSU SmartZoneSM
Meet the needs of clients referred by the Mi-SBTDC and MEDC
Provide economical engineering services to businesses that do not have resources to bring new ideas to a marketable condition
Establish a self sustaining PDC that improves the economic position of Michigan businesses
Brings recognition to LSSU as a source of technology and excellent technical graduates

 

 

 

 

1st Place in Robotics!

COGNEX

First Place
Lake Superior State University

Windshield adhesive inspection robotic work cell

2003 Cognex On-Campus Competition

May 9, 2003
Cognex
Natec, Mass.

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