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LSSU to expand presence at annual Engineers Day

Posted: June 20th, 2013


BOATS UP CLOSE – Thousands of visitors mingle right up to ships that pass between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes, during Engineer's Day at the Soo Locks, which happens only once a year. This year's event is Friday, June 28. While Lake Superior State University’s Aquatic Research Laboratory has been part of Sault Ste. Marie’s annual Engineers Day for many years, the university is expanding its presence on this day of waterfront events with an informational booth at the event’s first arts and crafts show, along with tours of campus. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – While Lake Superior State University’s Aquatic Research Laboratory has been part of Sault Ste. Marie’s annual Engineers Day for many years, the university is expanding its presence on this day of waterfront events with an informational booth at the event’s first arts and crafts show, along with tours of campus.

Engineers Day, which allows the public to have up-close access to the Soo Locks, as well as tours of Cloverland Electric Company’s power plant, the LSSU Aquatic Research Lab, and much more, runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, June 28. The arts and crafts show, which is a fundraising effort for the Eastern Upper Peninsula Community Dispute Resolution Center, runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the grounds of Sault Ste. Marie’s city hall between Portage Avenue and Water Street.

LSSU Admissions will staff an information booth during the arts and crafts show and will also be hosting “From Fort to the Future” tours of campus at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Transportation will be provided from city hall to the campus for the first 12 people who sign up for each tour; otherwise, participants may meet the tour group in the Kenneth J. Shouldice Library parking lot.

The tours will be similar to LSSU’s regular academic tours of campus, with some extra information about old Fort Brady.

LSSU’s campus is on the site of former U.S. Army Fort Brady. When the Army closed the fort in 1945, the site became home of the Sault Branch of Michigan College of Mining and Technology, and eventually Lake Superior State University.

While members of the public tour campus, students and staff of LSSU’s Aquatic Research Lab will provide tours of the lab facilities in the east end of the Cloverland Electric Cooperative power plant and will have information on the lab available to visitors, as they have for many years.

For more information on the LSSU campus tours, contact McCarthy at 635-2644 or mmccarthy@lssu.edu. For more information on Engineers Day, visit the Sault Convention and Visitors Bureau website. -LSSU-

CONTACT: Tom Pink, 906-635-2315; tpink@lssu.edu; John Shibley, 635-2314, jshibley@lssu.edu; Mike McCarthy, 635-2644, mmccarthy@lssu.edu


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