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Mitch Irwin

Mitch Irwin '74

Former Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture

Former Michigan Senator

Businessman, The Irwin Group

LSSU Outstanding Alumnus Award '91

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Title: GIFTS FROM THE EARTH
Movie ID: VT2005
Movie Number: 2005
Description: A study of technological advances that enable scientists to extract "Gifts from the Earth," resources that fuel everyday life and provide clues to the planet's past and future. In the Susanese desert, petroleum geologists use a computer that creates 3-D models of the earth's depths to locate new oil deposits. In the Nevada desert, infrared photography is used to fine minerals.
Series: PLANET EARTH
Part: 0
Time: 60
Department: CMG
Call Number: QB 631 .P63 NO.5
At LSSU: Y

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Brian Applegate

Brian Applegate
Fire Science

LSSU's dedicated three-story fire lab made all the difference to Brian Applegate.

"Our certification training classes offered real situations," Brian says. Students practice victim search techniques while controlling and extinguishing fires. Applegate says his favorite exercise was the live fire flashover simulation. "We saw how fires evolved as they burned," he says. "It’s as close as you can get to the real thing."

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