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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.

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Title: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Movie ID: VT3263
Movie Number: 3263
Description: Situated on the western flank of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in east-central California, Yosemite is a land of granite monoliths carved by eons of glacial stristry. Travel through Yosemite and discover its many natural attractions, from the valley floor to the far reachers of the backcountry. A naturally formed architectural masterpiece that encompasses 1,189 square miles, within its boundaries lie the remnants of one of the most monumental glacial carvings of stone, geological sedimentaion and erosion ever seen on this planet. Begin your travels with the Park's most popular attraction, Yosemite Valley, home to most of the domes, cliffs, rock faces, and waterfalls. See El Captain, the largest, single granite rock to earth...witness commanding views of mountain scenery at Glacier Point and stop at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, where you'll see the largest living things known to man. Yosemite offers a wide varitey of recreational activities from skiing in winter to hiking, camping, and fishing during the warmer months. One of the most beautiful wilderness settings anywhere, and filled with a myriad of intriguing sights and sounds, Yosemite is waiting for you to come, savor, and enjoy.
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Part: 0
Time: 50
Department: B/E
Call Number: F 863 .Y6 .Y67 1989
At LSSU: Y

Vision of 1st Place

Robotics Industries Association

First Place
Lake Superior State University

Automated Assembly of Seat Indexing Mechanisms

Other award recipients: Carnegie Mellon University, and a team comprised of students from University of Kentucky, University of Florida, and the Colorado School of Mines

1999 Robotics Industries Association: Robotics & Vision Show

May 11, 1999
International Scholarship Competition
Detroit, Mich.

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