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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

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Laker Gold Debit Card Program

The Laker Gold Debit Card is a convenient "student advantage" program that allows you to use your current student ID card at all food locations on campus, to make purchases, pay tuition, and other fees. As you use your Laker Gold Debit Card, the amount of your expenses will be deducted from the balance. The Laker Gold Debit Card is also used to access your Bonus Bucks.

What does it cost to enroll in the Laker Gold Debit Program?

Nothing! A current student ID card is all you need! Simply fill out an enrollment form and make a minimum deposit of $25 at the ID Office (Cisler Center). You can begin saving tomorrow! (All deposits will be posted by 3 p.m. the following business day).

How easy is it to use?

Very! Just present your Laker Gold Debit Card (your student ID card) at participating locations to make your purchases or pay fees. You can check your Laker Gold Debit Card balance at any card reader location. A printed statement of your account is available at the ID Office in the Cisler Center.

Is it safe?

Your Laker Gold Debit Card gives you maximum security. Using your Laker Gold Debit Card reduces your need to carry cash on campus. If your card is lost or stolen, report it immediately to the ID Office in the Cisler Center or call 635-2552 and we will not allow access to your account until your report it found or replace your ID card.

Nationally Recognized

Brittany Currie

Second Place
Lake Superior State University
“Mobile Robotics Workcell – Using Robotics to Lure Young Minds to Manufacturing Engineering.”  

First Place
University of Florida, Gainesville

Third Place
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2006 ASME International Conference of Manufacturing Science and Engineering

Student Manufacturing Design Competition

October 9, 2006
Ypsilanti, Michigan

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-Computer Eng.
-Electrical Eng.
-Mfg. Eng. Tech.
-Mechanical Eng.

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