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"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

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Senior Projects 2008-2009

 

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Team Superior Prototype Devlopment

Members:

  • Mark Morse
  • Adam Smith

Faculty Advisor:

  • Dr. Ron DeLap

Company:

  • LSSU Prototype Development Center

Industrial Contact:

  • Eric Becks & David Leach

Project Description:


The team worked in a close relationship with Lake Superior State University’s newly created Prototype Development Center in an effort to bring the ideas and concepts of area businesses and entrepreneurs to reality. Many of the projects within the PDC are either recently patented or under patent pending status. The team strove to accurately represent the visions of their customers and produce prototypes that were of high quality, technically sound, and practical in terms of potential future production. Each project had its own requirements, challenges and timelines that had to be met to satisfy the customer.

Links to the 2008-2009 Teams:

Second place

Design Competition Senior project Team Rock Rover Design & Development qualified to advance to the international student design competition on November 18, 2009.

ASME Student Design Expositions provide a platform for all engineering students to showcase their innovative design and build projects to a broad audience. Bringing practicing engineers, faculty and students into one venue, this program also provides educational and professional development opportunities for exhibitors as well as spectators. For students, it is an opportunity to demonstrate their products or present their design concepts to potential employers and even investors. For industry leaders, the Expos are like career fairs in reverse; an opportunity to observe the landscape of student design, get to know extraordinary engineering students in the region and see first-hand the innovative ideas and skills students can bring to their companies.

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