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“I chose LSSU expecting a very good engineering education. What I didn’t expect was faculty with real-world engineering experience and abilities, labs with real-world equipment, projects with real-world outcomes, and an entire campus staff with real interest in my success, as a student and yet today. My LSSU engineering education has created or supported every desired career opportunity. LSSU was absolutely the right place for me.”

Dan Goodrich,
Mechanical Engineering 1999,
Vehicle Test & Development,
Electronic Brake Systems Group

School of Engineering

Senior Projects 2008-2009


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Team Race Tech Innovations


  • William Carolan
  • Inna Chakarova
  • Jon Chibnall
  • Joel Diemer
  • Greg Voeks

Faculty Advisor:

  • Mr. Jon Coullard


  • Lake Superior State University

Industrial Contact:

  • Mr. Morrie Walworth

Project Description:Mini-Baja race vehicle

Team RTI designed and built a vehicle to compete and survive the punishment and rough terrain at the 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) mini Baja races. The team dealt with issues of design, fabrication and testing in addition to fund raising to be able to participate in the Portland, Ore. competition in early May.

Links to the 2008-2009 Teams:


Dereck Wonnacutt Robotics and Computer Science

"Lake Superior State is the only robotics program of its kind in the country. I can work up any research or senior project idea with a professor or my advisor. I studied for a year in Japan through LSSU's connection with the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, and became fluent in Japanese. A Japanese company called Fanuc makes most of the robots in our lab. I'd like to roll my senior research project into a career with Fanuc that bridges the two countries and cultures."

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