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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
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

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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:

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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