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Maria DiValentin

"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA


Senior Projects

The LSSU College of Engineering, Technology and Economic Development continues its long tradition of requiring that Baccalaureate programs in engineering include a senior design experience to prepare students for the transition from college to employment or the rigors of graduate school. All engineering and engineering technology baccalaureate students participate in a senior project. Students with diverse backgrounds are placed into groups to problem solve and develop the final product or conclusion.

Industry-sponsored projects are welcomed but should be of a scope that would fit within the September through April school year and employ the services of 4 to 6 students from the varied disciplines.

See the link below for senior projects from this and previous years.

PDC Projects

The PDC evolved from this Senior Project program to include:

  • Employment of skilled students in any year of an Engineering Baccalaureate program
  • Projects with a broad scope of time or skill requirements
  • Projects that do not coincide with the school year
  • Engineering Project Managers with industrial experience manage and participate in each project
  • Collaboration with the LSSU School of Business on client projects


Each PDC client signs a Project Agreement covering, among other things, confidentiality and non-disclosure by the PDC and its workers.
Most of the PDC projects involve pre-patent prototypes which can not be made public.
The following links are related to PDC projects that are now public:

PDC Project Types

Numerous projects have been completed and others are in process comprising a wide range of applications:

Life Sciences

  • DVT prevention
  • Surgical
  • Paraplegic health aids
  • Veterinary

Industrial

  • Remote Process Monitoring
  • Process Data Logging Tool
  • Assembly Automation

Testing

  • Strength of Materials
  • Flamability
  • Analysis for litigation

Sports Products

Consumer Electronics

Web/Database Design

Patent Drawings

3D CAD and Finite Element Analysis

Renewable Energy

 

 

 

Best Designs

Brittany Currie

Second Place
Lake Superior State University

Laker Lifters

2003 ASME Regional Students Conference District Design Competition – Region 5

March 20, 2003
Toronto, Ontario

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