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WHENCE COMETH WISDOM | March 18, 2015
Senior project team sponsor guest speaker for BE Inspired Series
Tom Moran, chief executive officer and founder of Moran Iron Works, speaks to an overflow crowd as the latest guest lecturer in Lake Superior State University's "BE Inspired" series on March 18. Moran spoke of his experiences in the large-scale metal construction business since 1978. His company specializes in modular metal fabrication and employs more than 130 people at four plants in Onaway, Cheboygan and Rogers City, Mich. Recent projects include making parts for the giant astronomical Gemini Telescope in Chile, and building an 85-foot Mackinac Island passenger ferry due for launch this spring. Moran also talked about how "smarts" are created in the world, and cited how French psychologist Alfred Binet (on screen) originally formulated his now-famous IQ test as a special-needs assessment for children. The 110-year-old test is now a standard measure for gauging genius. The company also sponsored the 2013-14 senior project Marine Refueling Concepts. The team analyzed the feasibility of adapting Moran's technologies to the Great Lakes physical and regulatory environment, and provided a conceptual design of a bunkering barge. Run a Web search on "LSSU BE Inspired" to read more about the lecture series. (LSSU/John Shibley)
UNDER THE TENT | June 27, 2014
Where else would you find LSSU Engineering under a tent in July? The Soo Locks Engineer's Day open house, of course. Pictured from left are: College of Business & Engineering dean Dr. David Roland Finley and electrical engineering professor Dr. Joe Moening. Also on hand were Prof. Dr. Paul Weber (ECE), Mark Rodriguez (Product Development Center), and a cameo appearance by Prof. Jim Devaprasad. The day was perfect with an attendance of nearly 7000 visiting the locks.
CATCHING UP IN ESCANABA | May 30, 2014
Engineered Machined Products, located in Escanaba held an LSSU reunion of sorts when Prof. Jim Devaprasad and dean Dr. David Roland Finley visited in the spring. LSSU engineering alumni posed for a group shot including, from left: Gabe Kukla, Finley, Devaprasad, David Bertonlini, Jake Denkins, and Adam Veeser. Photo courtesy EMP
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED | May 29, 2014
LSSU mechanical engineering lab manager Jon Coullard takes formal delivery of a new Haas VF-2 computer numeric control (CNC) Vertical Machining Center on May 29. Students and faculty will use the VF-2 to master CNC techniques and fabricate specialized parts for industrial clients, many of which are partners with student teams on senior engineering projects. The machine can mill any 30" x 16" x 20" block of metal down to tolerances of 1/10,000 of an inch. Looking on are Dr. David Roland Finley, dean of LSSU's College of Business and Engineering, and Eric Becks (with camera), co-director of LSSU's Product Development Center and CEO of the Sault Ste. Marie SmartZone.