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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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Movie ID: VT3460
Movie Number: 3460
Description: A video first, this inside story of the best twenty years of Norman Rockwell's memorable Saturday Evening Post covers offers a unique and exclusive new view of America's most popular artist and his finest work. A fascinating and valued American keepsake to view over and over as a centerpiece for your video library. Anecdotal and charming, Ken Stuart recalls so many intimate and engaging details of their day to day working relationship. Containing rare footage, photographs, and priceless interviews, this coffee table video gives you a vivid view of these golden years of Norman Rockwell's unforgettable portraits of American life.
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Time: 60
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1st Place with ROV

Marine Advanced Technology Center

First Place
Lake Superior State University

One of only two teams to complete the event. Others in the group of 11 participants included: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, Monterey Peninsula College, Cape Fear Community College of Wilmington-North Carolina

2003 Marine Advanced Technology Center (MATE), Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition

Open All-Around Champion

June 14, 2003
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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