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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

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Senior Projects 2009-2010

 

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Team Future Innovators of Railroad Engineering

Members:

  • Skylar Clark
  • Tom McGrail
  • Nathan Parker
  • Patrick Reed
  • Justin Storie

Faculty Advisor:

  • Dr. Andrew Jones

Company:

  • Lake Superior State University

Industrial Contact:

  • Mr. Paul Duesing

Project Description: Remote Train Coupler System

Team FIRE designed and constructed a scale prototype coupler for two variants of “O” scale model railroads. The system allows remote controlled coupling and uncoupling of railroad cars at any location through wireless communication. The design includes a coupler locking mechanism and a method to miniaturize the mechanism to operate on the smaller “HO” scale. It is the second phase of a two-year project with a patent pending.

Links to the 2009-2010 Senior Projects Teams:

 

Impact in the real world...

Rachel Claucherty-Arnold

What made Rachel's Lake Superior State experience so unique was the practical research she did with top-notch faculty. "I really enjoyed working with environmental chemistry professor Judy Westrick and biologist Deb Stai," Rachel says. "For my senior project, we evaluated a lab method for cultivating a fungus that causes infections in humans." [ more ]

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