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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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Engineering House

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The Engineering House is an on-campus student residence, part of the Living Learning Communities that make up the Row Houses. The Chippewa Hall is home to the Engineering House which is a short walk from the CASET Building. The Living Learning Communities provide students within the same academic goals with additional support and resources from faculty in addition to opportunities to collaborate and learn with their peers.

The Engineering House is open to both male and female engineering students of any level (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.) and has no additonal costs from the standard dorm fees on campus. The house itself is also equipped with additional comforts and amenities including a media room containing a large flat screen TV, a house computer with various engineering software (MATLAB, ModelSim Altera, and other class relevant software), a library/study including engineering-related literature, and a small set of electrical laboratory equipment such as a power supply generator, an oscilloscope, a function generator, and miscellaneous parts. A new feature is a projector and screen in the living room of the west side of the house and available for all residents' use.

In exchange for these amenities and conveniences, the house members are required to participate in a house project that is above and beyond normal class work. The project is decided upon by house members and approved by the house advisor(s). The house project is a great way for students to gain experience working on an engineering team and being part of the engineering process as it goes from design to build and test.

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Scott Coburn
Blake Dansfield

Faculty Advisors:
  Dr. Joseph Moening |
Dr. Zakaria Mahmud |
House E-mail:


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Through Fall 2012 to Spring 2014, the Engineering House was able to design, construct, and program a rapid prototyper (RP), also known as a 3D printer. This project was funded by LSSU's School of Engineering & Technology. The end user will be the School's Summer Robotics Camps held every summer. The 3D printer will be mostly responsible for printing small model robots which are handed out to the camp participants.

Members of Engineering House also take part in numerous student-planned house group activities. Movie Nights in CAS 212 were a favorite along with game nights and video game tournaments on the new projector screen accompanied by pizza and pop.

Notable alumni and industry representatives have visited the house along with special guest speakers. A workshop dedicated to resume building has become an annual event.

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2012-13 & 2013-14

Begining in the Fall 2012 semester, the Engineering House designed and built a 3D printer; completion is slated for Spring 2015. LSSU's School of Engineering & Technology provided the necessary funding and facilities for the project's creation, with most of it built in the Product Development Center (PDC). Once complete, the printer will be utilized for the university's summer robotics camps. It will be used to render the plastic robot models given to the camp participants.

Life at the Engineering House isn't just about the yearly project; house residents also participate in several group activities throughout the academic year. Movie nights, video game tournaments, and Nerf wars are among the activities the students plan and execute. Such activities and events help build a stronger sense of teamwork and camaraderie among the residents.

In the past, alumni, industru representatives, and other guest speakers have come to Chippewa Hall to present. The resume building and review event occurs annully, typicallly during the fall semester.


Engineering House residents designed and built a data logging system for the SAE Baja vehicle.

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Engineering House Mr. Adil Shafi(far left) meets with Dr. Joe Moening the Engineering House Residents West Chippewa House's Winning Snow Sculpture: LEGO Castle with a LEGO Guard    

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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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