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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


Senior Projects

The LSSU College of Engineering, Technology and Economic Development continues its long tradition of requiring that Baccalaureate programs in engineering include a senior design experience to prepare students for the transition from college to employment or the rigors of graduate school. All engineering and engineering technology baccalaureate students participate in a senior project. Students with diverse backgrounds are placed into groups to problem solve and develop the final product or conclusion.

Industry-sponsored projects are welcomed but should be of a scope that would fit within the September through April school year and employ the services of 4 to 6 students from the varied disciplines.

See the link below for senior projects from this and previous years.

PDC Projects

The PDC evolved from this Senior Project program to include:

  • Employment of skilled students in any year of an Engineering Baccalaureate program
  • Projects with a broad scope of time or skill requirements
  • Projects that do not coincide with the school year
  • Engineering Project Managers with industrial experience manage and participate in each project
  • Collaboration with the LSSU School of Business on client projects


Each PDC client signs a Project Agreement covering, among other things, confidentiality and non-disclosure by the PDC and its workers.
Most of the PDC projects involve pre-patent prototypes which can not be made public.
The following links are related to PDC projects that are now public:

PDC Project Types

Numerous projects have been completed and others are in process comprising a wide range of applications:

Life Sciences

  • DVT prevention
  • Surgical
  • Paraplegic health aids
  • Veterinary

Industrial

  • Remote Process Monitoring
  • Process Data Logging Tool
  • Assembly Automation

Testing

  • Strength of Materials
  • Flamability
  • Analysis for litigation

Sports Products

Consumer Electronics

Web/Database Design

Patent Drawings

3D CAD and Finite Element Analysis

Renewable Energy

 

 

 

1st Place with ROV

Marine Advanced Technology Center

First Place
Lake Superior State University

One of only two teams to complete the event. Others in the group of 11 participants included: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, Monterey Peninsula College, Cape Fear Community College of Wilmington-North Carolina

2003 Marine Advanced Technology Center (MATE), Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition

Open All-Around Champion

June 14, 2003
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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