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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

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

LSSU's Prototype Development Center puts manufacturing methods, mechanical services, materials testing, electronics, computers and robotics at a company's disposal so it can create functional prototypes of any product
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Your Career

With a Mechanical Engineering degree career opportunities are wide open including such areas as product design, component design, automotive systems design and testing, packaging and manufacturing design, process design, and product and/or process development.

Nearly 100-percent placement of graduates as engineers.

Student taking the robotics option you will find companies that are involved in robotics and automation specifically seek out LSSU graduates.

For those who take the vehicle systems option will be prepared for a future in one of the surface vehicle industries: Automotive, Rail, On-Highway (Heavy Trucks), Off-Road & Recreational, Agriculture & Construction, and other industries.

The Best Choice for Me

Erin (Skidmore) Madeline"Having grown up in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, I always knew that LSSU was a possibility for college, but I always wanted to go away to school. I attended the LSSU Women in Technology summer camp and was aware of the accredited engineering programs and the quality of the facilities. Even though I toured other universities where I had been accepted, none of them impressed me as much as LSSU, so I decided to give LSSU a try for a year.

Well, one year turned into more. I liked the small, historical campus so much that I decided to stay. LSSU had a lot to offer both in and out of the classroom. I participated in a variety of campus clubs and activities. I met a ton of great people, including my husband. My experience were so memorable, I wanted to maintain a relationship with LSSU and became a member of the4 Alumni Association Board of Directors.

The engineering programs have a variety of options from which to select. Class sizes are small and the faculty and staff are always willing to go that extra mile to help students. Coursework include a lot of hands-on lab work. And the senior year design project experience definitely prepared me for the "real world" of engineering.

Upon graduating with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, I earned a job as a Material Flow Engineer within the Material Planning & Logistics department of Ford Motor Company. Even though I did not have that specific training, the preparation I received from the classes at LSSU applied to my job far more. So much, that I was just recently asked to join the Premium Logistics Management team, another department within the MP&L organization."

--Erin (Skidmore) Madeline, '00
Material Planning & Logistics
Ford Motor Company


  

Whether it be a single gear or a complete automobile engine, the complete set of events that results in a finished product is planned and implemented by a manufacturing engineer. Once you graduate from LSSU, you will have many manufacturing career choices ranging from applied technical research to management of systems and personnel. Typical graduates have obtained engineering and technology positions in design of automated manufacturing systems, computer-aided design and manufacturing, quality control, robotics applications, automotive component manufacturing, design of manufacturing processes and equipment, maintenance, sales and management of manufacturing systems. Some graduates have also transferred to graduate schools to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees.

Employers
  • AAR Mobility Systems
  • Algoma Tubes
  • Applied Manufacturing Technologies
  • Automation Tooling Systems
  • Axxis Corporation
  • CTA Acoustics
  • Destaco Company
  • ESSAR Steel Algoma
  • Ford Motor Company - Material Flow Engineering
  • GE Engine Services
  • Graybar Electric
  • Halliburton
  • Honeywell - Technology Solutions Inc.
  • Hydro Automotive Structures
  • Interface Innovations
  • Johnson Controls
  • JR Automation
  • Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc.
  • Marathon Petro
  • Moran Iron Works
  • Reptron Mfg. Services
  • Robotek Contracting & Consulting
  • SCA Schucker
  • Schlumberger
  • Stryker
  • The Little Tikes Company
  • Walbro Engine Management

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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