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"It seems like the more people I talk to, the more I realize just how good of an engineering program LSSU has. I appreciate your classes, your ability to make learning an enjoyable experience, and the hands-on attitude of LSSU as a whole. I am very glad I chose LSSU."

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Senior Projects 2010-2011

 

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Team VIPERS

Vermilion Innovation Providers of Energy Research Solutions

Members:

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

Faculty Advisor:

  • Dr. Andrew Jones

Company:

  • 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.

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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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