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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
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John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

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Senior Projects 2012-2013

Meet this year's project teams:

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Team AIM

Automation in Motion
Robotics systems integration forApplied Manufacturing Technology and LSSU Engineering

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Team HT

HelioTech
Building integrated Photovoltaic Window Module for 3M

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Team NVHM

Noise Vibrations and Harshness Management Engineering
Model plant noise and design noise countermeasures for Essar Steel Algoma

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TeamSVT

Superior Vehicle Testing
Vehicle Dynamometer Testing Systems for LSSU Engineering

2013 Senior Project Presentation Brochure - PDF

Asymmetric Synthesis Using Chiral Auxiliaries and Titanium Enolates

Michael Overbeek

Chiral auxiliary-mediated asymmetric aldol additions are an important method for asymmetric carbon-carbon bond formation. Dr. Daveid A. Evans from Harvard University has developed the use of a boron enolate to allow for specific stereochemistry, often called an ďEvanís Aldol Reactioní. The use of a titanium enolate, instead of a borony enolate, has been documented to create the opposite stereocenters when utilizing the Evanís Aldol methodology. This project describes an attempt to form an anti-Evans product with the addition of phenylacetaldehyde to R-(-)-4-Benzyl-3propionyl-2oxazolidinone. The use of an aldehyde substrate when utilizing a chiral titanium enolate has not been well documented in the literature.

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