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"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
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John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

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Senior Projects 2007-2008

 

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Team Integrated Vascular Innovations

Members:

  • Aaron Hoffmann
  • Michael Stumpo
  • Stephen Tillotson

Faculty Advisor:

  • Andrew Jones

Company:

  • Cardio Vascular Research
    Institute of New Mexico

Industrial Contact:

  • Dr. George Chandran

Project Description: Thrombus Prevention Device

Team IVI designed a medical thrombosis prevention prototype to decrease the risk of lower-extremity venous thrombosis, blood clots in the leg veins of human individuals. It improves blood circulation by applying pressure to different parts of the patient’s lower extremities in a timed sequence. The parts of the device include two cuffs: one for the upper thigh and another around the foot along with a controller to synchronize the operation with an air pressure supply unit. It allows medical professionals to conduct clinical trials and produce documentation to assess the effectiveness and safety of the device.

Links to the 2007-2008 Teams:

A Spatial Analysis of Greenhouse Gasses and Household Income

Scott Sowers

Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by industries have been increasing at an exponential rate in the past century. As these emissions increase in number of sources, as well as amount of output, the impact on the environment becomes more significant. However, the United States relies heavily on industry for creation of new products, materials, and economic factors such as employment. Industries attract employment opportunities, which in return attract living accommodations. The basis of this project was to see if there is any spatial correlation between GHG emissions and income of households (within a county) of a GHG emitter. Using Geographical Information Science (GIS), we are able to search for a correlation between lower class households and amounts of GHG emissions. After processing the data, we are able to show that there is no trend in GHG emissions and the proximity to lower class households. Towards the end of the project, we were able to see an extremely slight trend of lower amounts of GHG emissions near upper class households. The project also provides the statistics, or any autocorrelation, of the data for significance testing to determine whether or not there is a probability of the relationship. The statistics provided will be the R2 value, regression, and correlation.

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