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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
Graduate Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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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:

Fourth Place

“Pick-up Trucks and Aerodynamic Drag CFD Analysis” Presentation by senior Robert Camp based on research work done with Dr. Mokhtar during summer 2008.

An engineer, like all professionals, must possess a well-developed ability to communicate, both orally and in writing. This competition is designed to emphasize the value of an ability to deliver oral presentations.

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