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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."

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John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

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Senior Projects 2011-2012

Team OIL logo

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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