Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University
 
Related Sites

 

Alum Success

"I graduated from LSSU in Mechanical Engineering in 1999, and have since had a heavy focus in robotics and systems integration. I spent my first 7 years with FANUC in Rochester Hills as a product manager, and have since worked for Hartness International managing a robotic automation group. We continue to grow at a rapid pace, and will integrate 60+ robots this year and see no slow down in sight. My experience at LSSU has enabled me to take charge in this challenging and growing market."

Matt Job Business Unit Manager Automation Group Hartness International

School of Engineering

Senior Projects 2006-2007

 

Team CCPD Logo

Team Computer Controlled Plasma Designs

Members:

  • Steve Gilbert
  • Greg Robertson
  • Manar Wadi
  • Daniel Wagner

Faculty Advisor:

  • Keith Schwiderson

Company:

  • Lake Superior State University

Industrial Contact:

Project Description: Phase II of a robotic plasma cutter

Lake Superior State University's (LSSU) School of Engineering & Technology offers a personal and professional atmosphere to help students develop theoretical and technical engineering skills that will be crucial to their prospective careers. To support this effort, the School strives to maintain well-equipped laboratories with modern technology representative of what is currently found in industry.One such piece of laboratory equipment is a computer numerically-controlled (CNC) plasma cutter. The fully-automated machine is capable of cutting through conductive material up to one-inch in thickness using a superheated gas to create precise two-dimensional figures.Team Computer Controlled Plasma Designs (CCPD) has been assigned to the implementation of the necessary hardware and software interfacing to incorporate a CNC controller into an existing plasma cutter. The updated machine will require extensive testing and the creation of a comprehensive user's manual.The final product will be a fully-functional CNC plasma cutter with complete documentation that can be used as an educational tool to promote and enhance the learning process for future LSSU engineering and technology students.

Links to the 2006-2007 Teams:

A Summary of Inquiry in the Secondary Science Classroom

Allen Good

Although forms of inquiry have been around since the early 1900s, the use and implementation of inquiry in the secondary science classroom before 2000 was limited (Quigley, 2011). With the publishing of the National Science Education Standards in 1996, the discussion and use of inquiry grew (National Research Council, 1996). In a national of constantly changing education pedagogies and practices, inquiry is discussed, yet implemented less and less (Drayton, 2002; Nadelson, 2009; Banerjee, 2011). There are many published works that demonstrate how to use inquiry in one specific lab, but work needs to be done to insure the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills in the next generation of workers and thinkers.

Apply Today!

Home » Team CCPD
Share this page with your friends: