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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.

Admissions

Earn College Credit While Still in High School

Lake Superior State University offers you several options to earn college credit while you are still in high school. You should discuss these options with a high school counselor and LSSU’s Admissions Office while you’re in grade 9 or 10 so you can take full advantage of these opportunities.

Dual Enrollment:
Many talented high school students benefit by taking university-level courses while enrolled in high school. LSSU offers a large variety of courses to qualified high school students. If you qualify, most of your tuition is paid by your local school district under Michigan ’s dual enrollment legislation.

Concurrent Enrollment:
A student who does not qualify for dual enrollment may take courses concurrently with his or her high school class schedule. However, in this case, the student pays for tuition instead of the school district.

Advanced Placement:
The Advanced Placement Program is a nationally accredited testing program composed of college-level courses and exams for secondary school students. LSSU offers credit to students whose A.P. examination grades are considered acceptable, typically a score of 3 or higher.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP Exams):
LSSU students may take national CLEP exams either at the University’s Testing Services or at a testing center in their local communities. General course credit can be given in the general education areas of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics. Many specific course exams are also available. For a complete list of CLEP exams and LSSU course equivalents, contact the University’s Admissions Office.

Department Exams:
You may have acquired knowledge in an area where no national CLEP exam is available, make sure you let us know. Some LSSU academic departments have developed departmental exams to measure your competency in a specific area and grant appropriate credit. Contact our Admissions Office for more information.

 

 

 

Competing at Graduate a Level

Brittany Currie

Third Place
Leith Nader of Lake Superior State University

2004 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Design Engineering Division (Mechanics and Robotics Committee)

28th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Student Mechanisms Design Competition Award (Graduate Competition)

Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2004
Salt Lake City, Utah

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