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“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

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Senior Projects 2008-2009


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Team Great Lakes Dyno Systems


  • Vaughn Alexander
  • Greg Edwards
  • Jon Konieczny
  • Roger Mathes
  • Dominic Moreau
  • Dave Stiles

Faculty Advisor:

  • Prof. David McDonald


  • Lake Superior State University

Industrial Contact:

  • Dr. Robert Hildebrand

Project Description:Vehicle Dynamometer Testing System

Donors & Technical Advisors: Revolutionary Engineering, owned by LSSU Alums Dan (’92) and Allen White (’95), and engineer Matt Slaght (’07)

The main objective was to create an instructional test cell for evaluating automobile performance to be used by the vehicle systems option students. The test cell controls a dynamometer via computer to record the torque, speed and horsepower of a vehicle. Team GLDS refurbished the system and restraints, and developed the safety systems. Additional instrumentation may be interfaced with the work cell to measure the vehicle’s emissions and vibrations in a controlled environment. The dynamometer and test cell are unique to this region and can serve to benefit the community.

Links to the 2008-2009 Teams:

Fourth Place

“Pick-up Trucks and Aerodynamic Drag CFD Analysis” Presentation by senior Robert Camp based on research work done with Dr. Mokhtar during summer 2008.

An engineer, like all professionals, must possess a well-developed ability to communicate, both orally and in writing. This competition is designed to emphasize the value of an ability to deliver oral presentations.

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