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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
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology
Graduate Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Mechanical Engineering

LSSU is 1 of only 3 universities in the U.S. with a robotics specialization at the undergraduate level
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Price McAllister
"I have been afforded many great opportunities through LSSU. My senior project brought me to an international competition and gave me a chance to see what it might be like working on a race team. I work with graduates from many states and universities, including Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Auburn. My course work at LSSU gave me knowledge in practical areas that bolster a solid foundation in theoretical study. That knowledge base has helped me to adapt quickly to the fast paced automotive industry."

Price McAllister '07
Alternator Machining Line Engineer,
DENSO

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 (companies include FANUC Robotics, GM, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, GE, JR Automation and Kawasaki Robotics)

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.

 


  
  • Ace Technologies
  • Aeroquip
  • Air General
  • Applied Manufacturing Technologies
  • Assembly Technology & Test
  • Atlas Copco
  • B.H. Martin Consultants
  • Back in Motion
  • Baker Hughes
  • Baker Hughes/Global Headquarters
  • Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Cameron
  • Capitol Technologies
  • Caughill Consulting
  • Chrysler Contract Engineering
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • City of Sault Ste. Marie
  • Code 262 (Surface Ship HVAC) / Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • Concept Design Engineering
  • Continental Automotive
  • Continental Teves
  • Continental-Teves Inc. / Contract Professional Inc. (CPI)
  • Corp of Engineers
  • Crockett Technologies
  • Dane Systems
  • DC Automation
  • DENSO Corporation
  • Dura Automotive Systems
  • Durocher Dredge and Dock
  • East Jordan Iron Works
  • EcoLab
  • ESSAR Steel Algoma
  • First Solar, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Game Tracker
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General Motors Service Parts
  • Grand Traverse Boatworks
  • Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
  • Honda
  • Howmet
  • ILC Dover
  • Johnson Controls
  • JR Automation
  • Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc.
  • Knape & Vogt
  • Kresin Engineering
  • Leica Geosystems
  • Market Technologies/Optic Edge Corporation (MTI/OEC)
  • MGP Architects Engineer Inc.
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Mid American Products
  • Monitor Gear
  • Nachi Robotics Systems, Inc.
  • Nestle Beverage Division - Coffee Mate
  • NewPage Corporation
  • Northern Diecast
  • Nuclear Management Company - Prairie Island Nuclear Plant
  • Omni Metalcraft
  • Precision Edge Surgical Products
  • Revolutionary Engineering
  • Robert Bosch Corporation
  • RS Technologies
  • Sault Tribe
  • SCA Schucker
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Superior Fabrication
  • T1 Group Automotive Systems
  • Teleflex Automotive Group
  • Tenaris Algoma Tubes
  • Tetra Tech
  • Tigercat Industries Inc.
  • Topy Corporation - Steel Division
  • Tridyne Projects Corporation
  • Truck Wash Technologies
  • VanAire, Inc.
  • Walboro
  • Wineman
  • Wohlerts

A Spatial Analysis of Greenhouse Gasses and Household Income

Scott Sowers

Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by industries have been increasing at an exponential rate in the past century. As these emissions increase in number of sources, as well as amount of output, the impact on the environment becomes more significant. However, the United States relies heavily on industry for creation of new products, materials, and economic factors such as employment. Industries attract employment opportunities, which in return attract living accommodations. The basis of this project was to see if there is any spatial correlation between GHG emissions and income of households (within a county) of a GHG emitter. Using Geographical Information Science (GIS), we are able to search for a correlation between lower class households and amounts of GHG emissions. After processing the data, we are able to show that there is no trend in GHG emissions and the proximity to lower class households. Towards the end of the project, we were able to see an extremely slight trend of lower amounts of GHG emissions near upper class households. The project also provides the statistics, or any autocorrelation, of the data for significance testing to determine whether or not there is a probability of the relationship. The statistics provided will be the R2 value, regression, and correlation.

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