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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 2009-2010

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Team Modern Technology Development

Members:

  • Brian Reid
  • Joshua Huddle
  • Sean Wonch
  • Amanda Hall
  • Ryan Newill

Faculty Advisor:

  • Mr. Eric Becks
  • Dr. Ron DeLap
  • Dr. Paul Weber

Company:

  • LSSU Product Development Center

Industrial Contact:

  • Mr. Eric Becks
  • Mr. David Leach

Project Description: Product Development Projects

Team MTD designed, developed, fabricated, assembled and tested a prototype anti-thrombosis device, in collaboration with LSSU’s Product Development Center (PDC). This device was a redesign of a previous senior project/PDC prototype for Dr. G. Chandran, of the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Albuquerque, New
Mexico. It uses a new technique to prevent blood clots in the legs of non-ambulatory patients. The design requirements included small size, low power, low noise, and precision timing of events to ensure optimum performance.

Links to the 2009-2010 Senior Projects Teams:

Student Research...

Scottville, Michigan

Andrew investigated factors that stunt the size of northern pike in northern Michigan lakes. His study determined that northern pike in stunted populations exhibited slow growth early on when there was a lack of proper prey species and then stabilized later, possibly due to increased cannibalism. His results will assist northern pike managers in determining management methods for stunted northern pike populations.

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