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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

School of Engineering & Technology

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:

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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