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"I graduated from LSSU in Mechanical Engineering in 1999, and have since had a heavy focus in robotics and systems integration. I spent my first 7 years with FANUC in Rochester Hills as a product manager, and have since worked for Hartness International managing a robotic automation group. We continue to grow at a rapid pace, and will integrate 60+ robots this year and see no slow down in sight. My experience at LSSU has enabled me to take charge in this challenging and growing market."

Matt Job Business Unit Manager Automation Group Hartness International

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Senior Projects 2011-2012

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Team ISI
International Solar Innovation

Members:

  • Nicole Carstensen, ME
  • Nikolai Dowd, CE
  • Justin Lacroix, ME
  • Eduardo Sarda, ME
  • Brad Starks, EE

Faculty Advisor:

  • Prof. Paul Weber, Ph.D.

Company:

  • 3M of W, Minnesota

Industrial Contact:

  • Tim Hebrink

Project Description: Concentrated Photovoltaic System

Team ISS project that will be upgraded by Team ISI

Team ISI will analyze and improve upon the prototype solar array system designed by the 2010-11 senior project team ISS (Innovative Solar Solutions). The enhancements will include the optimization of the housing design adn electronics that contain and control the solar array incorporating 3M Brand Cool Mirror Film. The focus will be on cost reduction, improved manufacurability, and increased power output.

At left, 2010-11 team ISS works on the initial prototype array.

Links to the 2011-12 Senior Project Teams:

Robotics...

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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