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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

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Senior Projects 2008-2009

 

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Team Race Tech Innovations

Members:

  • William Carolan
  • Inna Chakarova
  • Jon Chibnall
  • Joel Diemer
  • Greg Voeks

Faculty Advisor:

  • Mr. Jon Coullard

Company:

  • Lake Superior State University

Industrial Contact:

  • Mr. Morrie Walworth

Project Description:Mini-Baja race vehicle


Team RTI designed and built a vehicle to compete and survive the punishment and rough terrain at the 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) mini Baja races. The team dealt with issues of design, fabrication and testing in addition to fund raising to be able to participate in the Portland, Ore. competition in early May.

Links to the 2008-2009 Teams:

Tagging Monarch Butterflies

Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor of Byron Center, MI coordinated a large tagged monarch butterfly release at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids. Through this internship at Michigan Butterflies she was able to educate the public on monarch butterflies, the decline of the species, and steps to help keep the monarch population flourishing. By tagging monarchs it is possible to track them along migration routes and compare data from the release with known migration data to help determine what is effecting the monarch population.

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