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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
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Senior Projects 2008-2009

 

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Team Race Tech Innovations

Members:

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

Faculty Advisor:

  • Mr. Jon Coullard

Company:

  • 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:

Under- standing the Fourier Transform

Edward Kramer

Fourier transforms are used for obtaining the frequency spectrum of a signal. For instance, in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, a molecule’s spin in a magnetic field is analyzed to discover its oscillation frequencies and draw conclusions about its chemical consistency. In this work, the basic definitions and elementary mathematical properties of the Fourier integral, used as the main theoretical tool in Fourier transform analysis, were studied, together with some applications of these properties in computing the Fourier integral of some functions perceived as time signals in order to discover their frequency spectra.

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