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“I chose LSSU expecting a very good engineering education. What I didn’t expect was faculty with real-world engineering experience and abilities, labs with real-world equipment, projects with real-world outcomes, and an entire campus staff with real interest in my success, as a student and yet today. My LSSU engineering education has created or supported every desired career opportunity. LSSU was absolutely the right place for me.”

Dan Goodrich,
Mechanical Engineering 1999,
Vehicle Test & Development,
Electronic Brake Systems Group

School of Engineering

Senior Projects 2007-2008


Team ORD Logo

Team Off Road Designs


  • Charles Birbeck
  • Matthew Brehmer
  • Jason Filek
  • Anthony Fleming
  • John Geukes
  • Jacob Hauser
  • Christopher Parlowe

Faculty Advisor:

  • Jon Coullard


  • Lake Superior State University-SAE

Industrial Contact:

  • Paul Duesing

Project Description: Mini-Baja Vehicle Development

The key goals for Team ORD were to design and build a lightweight, fast, and strong mini Baja vehicle to compete at the Baja SAE Illinois Competition in June. The competition will consist of several dynamic and static events that will test the performance of the vehicle. Dynamic events measure the acceleration, handling, and endurance. Static events measure the quality of the design, safety and costs.

Links to the 2007-2008 Teams:

Second place

Design Competition Senior project Team Rock Rover Design & Development qualified to advance to the international student design competition on November 18, 2009.

ASME Student Design Expositions provide a platform for all engineering students to showcase their innovative design and build projects to a broad audience. Bringing practicing engineers, faculty and students into one venue, this program also provides educational and professional development opportunities for exhibitors as well as spectators. For students, it is an opportunity to demonstrate their products or present their design concepts to potential employers and even investors. For industry leaders, the Expos are like career fairs in reverse; an opportunity to observe the landscape of student design, get to know extraordinary engineering students in the region and see first-hand the innovative ideas and skills students can bring to their companies.

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