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“The material covered in LSSU's engineering program provided me a solid foundation for graduate studies. The systematic approach and communication skills needed to tackle engineering projects were taught and then practiced over and over again. In particular I appreciate the many hours spent by the faculty to develop oral presentation skills in each student. As a graduate student now, these skills have proven to be highly beneficial and, to my surprise, obviously not taught to the same extent at many other universities.”

Mark Reese, Mechanical Engineering 2005
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology
Graduate Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Senior Projects 2008-2009

 

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Team Superior Prototype Devlopment

Members:

  • Mark Morse
  • Adam Smith

Faculty Advisor:

  • Dr. Ron DeLap

Company:

  • LSSU Prototype Development Center

Industrial Contact:

  • Eric Becks & David Leach

Project Description:


The team worked in a close relationship with Lake Superior State University’s newly created Prototype Development Center in an effort to bring the ideas and concepts of area businesses and entrepreneurs to reality. Many of the projects within the PDC are either recently patented or under patent pending status. The team strove to accurately represent the visions of their customers and produce prototypes that were of high quality, technically sound, and practical in terms of potential future production. Each project had its own requirements, challenges and timelines that had to be met to satisfy the customer.

Links to the 2008-2009 Teams:

Robotics...

Dereck Wonnacutt Robotics and Computer Science

"Lake Superior State is the only robotics program of its kind in the country. I can work up any research or senior project idea with a professor or my advisor. I studied for a year in Japan through LSSU's connection with the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, and became fluent in Japanese. A Japanese company called Fanuc makes most of the robots in our lab. I'd like to roll my senior research project into a career with Fanuc that bridges the two countries and cultures."

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