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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
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


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LSSU IEEE is a student run organization where students come together to work on various electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering projects. All majors are welcome to join and participate in IEEE events. Most of our members will be glad to help freshmen and sophomore engineering students with their studies.

In the past, IEEE has worked on projects involving robotic arms, coil guns, and many other interesting devices. Since electrical engineering is highly involved with programming, we also participate in the annual IEEE Extreme Programming competition.

Check out our facebook page, LSSU IEEE.

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For Spring 2013, IEEE will be holding meetings on Mondays at 3 pm in CAS 311 to keep the group members updated with our events. IEEE also hosts programming meetings for members to get assistance with programming assignments or projects. We are currently working on quad bots. Visit our LSSU IEEE Webpage for current information..

More emphasis will be placed on fundraising this semester to help with upcoming projects.
Fundraisers this semester will include:
- Selling coffee and donuts in the CAS main lobby, Mondays at 8 am ($1 per cup of coffee with $.50 refills. $1 for Donuts)
- Selling Domino's pizza and pop in CAS main lobby, Tuesdays at 11 am, ($1/slice, $1/pop)

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President:
  Jacob Clark
jclark4@lssu.edu
Vice-President:
  Zach Spurr
z.spurr@gmail.com
Faculty Advisor:
  Andrew Jones
ahjones@lssu.edu

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LSSU IEEE Webpage

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Measure- ment of CI/LI Additive in Military Jet Fuel by Infrared Spectro- metry

Christine Larkin

The overall objective of this project was to evaluate the feasibility of utilizing infrared spectrometry to measure Corrosion Inhibitor/Lubricity Improver (CI/LI) additive in military fuels. Four methodologies were evaluated, but only one methodology was found to be somewhat effective. The Direct Sample, Direct Sample with Standard Addition, and Concentrated Sample methodologies were ineffective. The Concentrated Sample with Standard Addition methodology was effective at correlating concentration and transmittance or absorbance within a single additive brand, but the correlation was not universally applicable across all CI/LI additive brands. It was also found that the absorbance variance of blank fuel samples completely encompassed the measurements of fuel with additives in them. This indicates that the instrument would be unable to accurately assess the concentration of CI/LI additive in a fuel sample of unknown CI/LI concentration. For this technology to be feasible, a different calibration curve would be needed for each commercial additive brand that the Army uses and it would only be capable of measuring additive concentrations as additive is being added to fuel or for the verification of additive injection equipment.

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