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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 2012-2013

 

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Team Noise Vibrations and Harshness Management

Members:

  • Tara Bioty
  • Christopher Dalpra
  • Kirk Harris
  • Dennis Ross

Faculty Advisor:

  • Dave McDonald

Company:

  • Lake Superior State University

Industrial Contact:

  • Jon Coullard
  • Robert Hildebrand

Project Description: Upgrade Dynamometer System/Create Interactive CAN Trainer

Team SVT (Superior Vehicle Testing) will expand the data acquisition and analysis opportunities within the Vehicle Systems courses by upgrading the existing dynamometer. In addition, team SVT will design an instructional CAN trainer to aid students in better understanding CAN networks. The process of upgrading the dynamometer will involve implementation of new hardware to expand the current dynamometer system. The design of the instructional CAN trainer will include the use CANOE software to acquire and analyze input and output CAN (computer area network) network signals.

Links to the 2012-2013 Teams:

Research & IT Placement War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Robert G. Smith

The first component of this project involved research. The manager of the hospital IT department had a variety of topics that need to be looked into in order to keep compliant with HIPPA. Some of the areas researched were cloud storage and computation, full disk encryption (both managed and unmanaged), thin clients and VMware Viewer implementations. The second component was aiding the staff of the IT department in mission-critical activities. Computers would be setup with software, updates, and user accounts, printers would be deployed, and equipment decommissioned.

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