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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

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External Funding Opportunities

Federal

http://www.grants.gov/ Key web site to find and apply for federal grants: links to federal agencies, includes new grant opportunities search resource

http://ed.gov/fund/landing.jhtml U.S. Department of Education web site: links to Grants & Contracts

http://www.nsf.gov National Science Foundation web site: links to Fastlane, the National Science Foundation (NSF) web site through which NSF conducts relationships to researchers and potential researchers, reviewers, and research administrators and their organizations

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html National Institute of Health web site: links to Funding Opportunities and Notices and to other grant related resources

http://www.science.gov Information source web site for 14 federal agencies: links to specific science topic areas

http://www.cfda.gov/ Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) web site: contains detailed program descriptions for 2,074 federal assistance programs

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr Federal Register web site: official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations

State

http://www.michigan.gov/ Official State of Michigan web site: links to “Departments & Agencies” for information on state agencies, includes grant information resource

http://www.michigan.gov/mde/ Michigan Department of Education web site: links to grants, programs and other education related resources

Foundations

http://foundationcenter.org/ Foundation Center web site: directory of private philanthropic and grant making foundations on the Internet

Other Resources

http://www.lssu.edu/library/Grants.php LSSU Foundation Center Cooperating Collection web site: core collection of materials for grantseeking located in the reference department of LSSU’s Kenneth J. Shouldice Library

http://www.fundsnetservices.com/ Fundsnet Services Online web site: broad based grantwriting and fundraising resource information

If you need further assistance in developing funding opportunities, contact Ken Hemming at khemming@lssu.edu or ext. 2272 (Admin. Bldg., room 209)

 

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Peter Bonneau

Peter Bonneau
Biology

"I’ll be beginning medical school at Wayne State University beginning the fall of 2009 while participating in the U.S. Air Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. Upon receipt of my MD, I intend to enter into a residency in family Medicine and afterwards practice as a family physician in the U.S. Air force."

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