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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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Character- ization of Yellow Pigments in Freshwater Flavo- bacteria

Ashley Ryckman

The yellow color of Flavobacteria is due to the presence of carotenoids and flexirubin-type pigments. These complex chemical structures have shown to produce antioxidant properties, as well as antibacterial activity. The KOH test and reverse-phase high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used to characterize carotenoid and flexirubin pigment production in three strains of Flavorbacteria: FR 87, FR Y, and FR 93. Optimization of pigment and separation was performed by quant-prep HPLC. Separation of four pigment fractions from each strain was attained using semi-prep HPLC. Antibacterial activity of the pigment fractions was tested using a MTT Assay. Fexirubin biosynthesis genes, darA and darB, of related pigment producing Flavobacteria were used to compare flexirubin pigments in FR 87. The three strains were determined to produce the carotenoid, Zeaxanthin. FR 87 produced 13 flexirubin pigments, FR Y produced 14 flexirubin pigments and FR 93 produced 20 flexirubin-type pigments. It was determined that compounds in all three strains demonstrated antibacterial activity. The flexirubin biosynthesis gene, darA, is 89.9% similar to Flavobacterium johnsoniae, and 73.2% similar to Flavobacterium psychrophilum.

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