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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

School of Engineering

Senior Projects 2010-2011




Vermilion Innovation Providers of Energy Research Solutions


  • Brad Ekin
  • Eric Hoxie
  • Jameson Mattice
  • John Preczewski
  • Ben Martin

Faculty Advisor:

  • Dr. Andrew Jones


  • Little Traverse Conservancy (LTC)

Industrial Contact:

  • Mr. Charles Dawley

Project Description: Vermilion Point Project

Team VIPERS undertook the first phase of a 10-year project for Vermilion Point, located west of Whitefish Bay in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula for the non-profit land trust company, Little Traverse Conservancy. The main goals were establishing a communication infrastructure and an energy assessment. The team installed a weather station, constructed a communication network, and proposed an alternative energy solution to LTC for future phases of the project.

Links to the 2010-2011 Teams:

Milled for Success

Jonathan Spencer
Mechanical Engineering
West Branch, MI

Jon Spencer, a junior in mechanical engineering at Lake Superior State University, has married three (3) passions into one (1). His engineered yo-yo (1) might win his alma mater state-of-the-art equipment for its Product Development Center (2), and him a free trip to Japan (3). To accomplish all this, Spencer has entered a custom-designed yo-yo into Roland DG's Creative Awards competition. [ more ]

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