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Alum Success

Mark Reese

“The material covered in LSSU's engineering program provided me a solid foundation for graduate studies. The systematic approach and communication skills needed to tackle engineering projects were taught and then practiced over and over again. In particular I appreciate the many hours spent by the faculty to develop oral presentation skills in each student. As a graduate student now, these skills have proven to be highly beneficial and, to my surprise, obviously not taught to the same extent at many other universities.”

Mark Reese, Mechanical Engineering 2005
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology
Graduate Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Student Workers

The LSSU PDC employs students to work on projects. Students are hired based up their skills to complete specific tasks. Although PDC Student Workers tend to be Juniors and Seniors, any students with needed skills may apply. Besides the areas of Engineering and Engineering Technology, projects sometimes require skills in business, marketing and computer science.
Student Workers are under the supervision of Engineering Projects Managers who have experience in industry and provide mentoring through the projects.
Most of the PDC projects involve pre-patent prototypes which can not be made public. These projects provide the opportunity to work with inventors on novel product concepts.
Experience gained from working on PDC projects is a resume' builder and has drawn the interest of potential employers.

Requirements

The PDC student worker requirements include:

  • Sign, and abide by the terms of, the PDC confidentiality agreement
  • Be eligible to work for an LSSU department
  • Possess skills needed by a specific PDC project

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

 

 

 

Competing at Graduate a Level

Brittany Currie

Third Place
Leith Nader of Lake Superior State University

2004 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Design Engineering Division (Mechanics and Robotics Committee)

28th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Student Mechanisms Design Competition Award (Graduate Competition)

Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2004
Salt Lake City, Utah

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