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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
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Senior Projects 2011-2012

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Team OIL
Off-Road Innovations Limited

Members of Team OIL

Members:

  • Ben Hessel, MfgET
  • Theodore Dilworth, ME
  • Nicholis Fitzpatrick, ME

Faculty Advisor:

  • Jon Coullard

Company:

  • LSSU Laker Racing

Industrial Contact:

  • Paul Duesing

Project Description: Mini-Baja Race Vehicle

Team OIL(Off-Road Innovations Limited) will upgrade one of LSSU’s mini-baja vehicles to increase its competitiveness.  The upgrade will involve repairing the front steering geometry, improve serviceability and robustness of drive train assembly, and optimize vehicle performance using the LSSU chassis dyno. The team will race in the SAE Wisconsin Baja June 7-10, 2012.

Team OIL's Baja vehicle takes to the air during a test run

Links to the 2011-12 Senior Project 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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